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Novak's Custom Smith & Wesson 65 Half-Fitz Special

The Novak Custom Smith & Wesson Model 65 is not only a contemporary version of the classic Colt snubnose, it proves even a good defensive wheelgun can be improved upon.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguards Gallery

Some words convey strong visual images. For example, the word bodyguard always made me think of a large, intimidating man protecting another person from any encountered threats.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguards

Some words convey strong visual images. For example, the word bodyguard always made me think of a large, intimidating man protecting another person from any encountered threats.

The Name Game

You gotta admit, .357 Magnum has a ring to it. How could a cartridge with that name be anything less than magnificent?

More Specimens from Dr. Fronkensteen's Dungeon

While there's something to be said for sparing a handgun from the horror of the hacksaw, the belittlement of the buffing wheel and the blistering-hot confines of boarding inside a bluing tank; sometimes even a mad scientist realizes change is for the better.

Smith & Wesson Governor Gallery

Smith & Wesson Governor

.380 ACP Dynamic Research Technologies 85-grain HP

Do Dynamic Research Technologies' compressed-metal-core bullets provide the needed terminal performance?

.380 ACP Speer 90-grain GoldDot HP

Is this the best .380 ACP load available? Find out if its terminal performance meets your needs.

Smith & Wesson Model 22 in .45 ACP

It's pretty well agreed the .45 ACP is clearly the best cartridge for self-defense.

Hammer or Hammerless

It's a choice everyone who carries a small-frame revolver faces, and one wheelgun advocate presents evidence that could help with the decision.

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