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Beating Ammo Shortages with Uncommon Calibers

When popular handgun calibers become a little too popular due to a crisis, it may be an oddball that saves the day.

Review: Smith & Wesson Model 610

Larger caliber means more recoil; but with the Model 610 that isn’t so. Now you can have the former without the full effect of the latter.

Elmer Keith & The Golden Years of Gun-Writing

Today's firearm publications are full of articles that are quite different from those written in the "Golden Age" of gun-writing. Sheriff Jim pays homage to these old firearm-industry giants.

Single-Action Sweetness: My History With Freedom Arms Revolvers

Since he was a kid, Bart Skelton has always had a soft spot for single-action revolvers. In recent years, this affinity led him to enjoy the line of single-action revolvers made by Freedom Arms of Wyoming.

Fightin' Iron: Origins of the .41-Caliber Revolver

The origins of today’s .41-caliber pistol are older than you think. Here's a look past the .41 Mag. of Smith & Wesson fame to the .41 Colt developed in the late 19th century.

The Best Gun for Camping, Backpacking and Hiking

Many people consider a .22 rimfire pistol to be ideal for wood use. However, Sheriff Jim has a few other thoughts that might just change their minds.

10mm Auto: What's the Big Deal?

While there are more popular caliber options on the market, the 10mm Auto cartridge has always remained popular with many shooters. Why? Here's a rundown.

Three Self-Defense Myths That Just Won't Die

It is absolutely amazing the way some self-defense and gun myths continue to get passed around year after year and generation after generation. Sheriff Jim sets the record straight on a few here.

Review: DoubleTap Ammo Equalizer

The unique design of the Equalizer round from DoubleTap Ammo allows for two projectiles to be placed in one cartridge. See how this works in our review.

Using a Single-Action Revolver for Self-Defense

Single-action revolvers are popular shooters, but are they a viable tool for self-defense? Sheriff Jim weighs in.

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