Colt Detective Special revolver facing left.

Customizing the Colt Detective Special

Got a gun with that has seen better days? Perhaps Grandpa’s favorite gun was obviously “well loved?” Talented gunsmiths and other artisans are out there who can give your favorite firearm a much-needed face-lift.

Range Review: Charter Arms 3-Inch Mag Pug Revolver

Now available with a 3-inch barrel, the Charter Arms Mag Pug is the latest offering from a company known for its affordable wheelguns.

Adjusting Point-of-Impact on a Snub-Nose Revolver

Many snub-nose revolvers designed for concealed carry have sights that aren't easily adjustable. How can you adjust point-of-impact easily without significant work? Here are some tips.

Lights, Camera, Action (Job)

Why spend your hard-earned dollars on gunsmith fees when you don't have to. With some basic tools, hands-on knowledge of the Smith & Wesson J-Frame and the Apex Tactical Specialties J-Frame Drop in Duty/Carry Kit tactically oriented tinkerers can configure their snub-nose for concealed carry while saving money.

Getting Defensive About Triggers

Most custom firearm owners are far from fickle when it comes to accessories and features, but building a firearm for someone else forces you to venture outside your comfort zone and think outside the box.

Coming to Grips

When it comes to selecting a pistol for concealed carry or self-defense, concerns such as its caliber and concealability are of great importance, but so is the often overlooked topic of grips.

Going for the Not-so-Truncated Trifecta

It's been said bad things come in threes, but not always.

Snuffing Somber Snubbie Traits

Yes, snub-nose revolvers are light and compact, but that makes them one of the more challenging pistols to learn to shoot well. There are some things you can do to make them less humbling.

Snub-Nosed Revolvers

We have gone through several successive years of intense development of concealed-carry handguns, the vast majority of which were semi-automatic pistols.

.22 LR CCI Velocitor (2.4 inch barrel)

How does a great small-game load perform out of a snub-nose revolver?

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