Colt Official Police in .38 Spl. with a 4-inch barrel

Revolvers I Recall

At our recent hometown gun show, I had an experience that a country boy might call “déjà vu all over again.” As usual, I had a grand time visiting with the gun folks, sold a few things, but only came home with one gun that was new to me: a 1950s-era Colt Official Police in .38 Spl. with a 4-inch barrel. It was just about a dead ringer for the very first double-action revolver I ever owned.

The Colt Commando

At the turn of the last century, Colt and Smith & Wesson were the two most prolific American revolver manufacturers. Both were vying for the military and civilian markets that clamored for the newly developed .38 Spl. cartridge.

Taurus 856 Executive Review

A new daily-carry revolver for the discerning gun owner.

Colt Python 3-inch

Is it my fault? Maybe. You see, two years ago when Colt introduced its new Python revolvers at a Gunsite media event, I was let in on a secret. After signing my life away in a non-disclosure agreement, I was told the next revolver would be an Anaconda chambered in .44 Mag. (it was) and, following that, a 2.5-inch-barreled Python. 

Review: Korth Mongoose Revolver

The Korth marque may be alien to most American firearm enthusiasts, but the German company’s revolvers are among the finest firearms on the planet.

New for 2022: Taurus Defender .357 Mag. Revolver

Taurus improved upon its popular Model 605 with practical, concealed-carry-oriented features. The Defender features a longer barrel and enhanced sights than the original Model 605.

Fightin' Iron: The Guns of George Mathews

Sometimes, custom gunsmiths don’t get credit where credit is due.

What’s the Deal With Caliber?

Caliber is a critical aspect of ammunition, but it is something that is also often misunderstood or misrepresented. As it relates to firearms, caliber by definition—according to Merriam-Webster—is either A: the diameter of a bullet or other projectile, or B: the diameter of the bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal, such as .35 caliber.

The Smith & Wesson Military & Police Revolver

Smith & Wesson’s iconic revolver is one of the few things with stronger ties to law enforcement than the NRA.

Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense?

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? George Harris answers this question, which may surprise you.

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