For all their complicated inner workings, the act of firing a gun is relatively simple. You point it at your…Read More >
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Not too long ago, truly small handguns were products of compromise. Compromise in reliability, caliber and sight picture was common.…Read More >
Among the guns everyone should have is the Heritage .22 caliber single-action revolver. Not only should you own one, but…Read More >
It is unfortunate many shooters get false information from the cinema, popular fiction and even from other shooters. As an…Read More >
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There are very few handguns I hold in the greatest esteem, a head and shoulders above the others. A well-made…Read More >
The single-action revolver was introduced more than 180 years ago. The best of the breed, the Single Action Army, was…Read More >
The Single Action Army has a storied history. Originally called the Top Strap revolver, the Peacemaker in civilian sales (and the Model P internally at Colt) and later the Frontier Six Shooter when chambered for the .44-40 cartridge, the Colt SAA was the most rugged, reliable and powerful cartridge revolver of the day.
Hand engraving is expensive. Few shooters in the old west era carried engraved firearms, but some did. During the gangster era Frank Hamer—the man who killed Bonnie and Clyde—carried Old Lucky, an engraved SAA .45. Bill Cody and a very few well-heeled shooters carried such revolvers. Today however, while you are not likely to be a famous gunman, you can own a fine, engraved revolver for traditions such as the Bill Tilghman Single Action Army.