Colonel Rex Applegate

Colonel Rex Applegate

For me, one of the many bonuses of this gunwriter business has been the opportunity to meet and become friends with a number of the firearm enthusiasts of an earlier generation; legendary figures such as Frank Hamer Jr., Bill Jordan, Bill Toney, Col Walter Walsh and the subject of this column: COL Rex Applegate.

A Popular Defense Gun of Yesteryear

Sheriff Jim reminds us that you don't know where you're going until you know where you've been.

First Look: Colt King Cobra Target 22 LR

The look and feel of an iconic .357 Magnum revolver, the fun and easy shooting of 22LR.

The Revolver Renaissance

Don’t call it a comeback. Revolvers remain an extremely popular and effective choice for self-defense, and manufacturers, trainers and consumers are reacting to that fact.

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. 

First Look: Taurus 856 Executive Grade Revolver

Sporting a custom-tuned trigger, walnut grips and a stainless steel finish, it's the everyday carry revolver you've been waiting for.

Fightin' Iron: Mateba

Americans have long been enthralled with small arms, as our nation is unique in their protected availability. But, once a standard for a particular style of handgun is established, we become a bit suspicious of anything that deviates from the norm.

Ruger Wrangler With Birdshead Grip

Ruger expanded its Wrangler line of single-action revolvers to include models with a birdshead grip.

.44 Magnum Concealed Carry

While it might be a bit difficult, effective .44 Magnum concealed carry can be easily accomplished with the right gear.

I Carry: Taurus 327 Revolver in a Galco Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the new Taurus 327 revolver in a Galco Combat Master outside-the-waistband leather holster along with a True Flipper pocketknife.

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