Archive for handguns

Reacquainting With An Old Friend

It's good to reconnect with old friends, especially when they're Smith & Wesson Model 27's.

July 24, 2014

Video: The .454 Casull Challenge

American Hunter Field Editor Bryce Towsley claimed he could put five rounds of .454 Casull through a single-action revolver in under three seconds. The American Hunter staff challenged him to prove it—and couldn't resist getting in on the fun, too.

July 15, 2014

The Singles Scene

Straight from the Swinging ’60s came two pistols that gave rise to the modern single-shot handguns we hunt with today.

June 04, 2014

Remington Announces Alabama Expansion

Remington Outdoor Company has announced it will expand its operations to Huntsville, Ala., in 2015.

February 17, 2014

The Almost Forgotten .357 Mag.

Is the .357 Mag. too often forgotten? Dave Campbell believes so—and admits to being guilty of forgetting it himself, sometimes.

September 06, 2013

Federal Premium Vital-Shok

Handgun hunters looking for a bullet capable of deep penetration and effective expansion have a new option in Federal Premium's Vital-Shok.

February 04, 2013

Case Life

I recently met a new handloader, and the subject of case life came up. The simple question of how many times can you reload a given case has no simple answer. Factors that affect case life include: case design, case hardness, operating pressure and the size of the chamber the case is fired in vis-à-vis the size the case is squeezed to.

January 04, 2012

Cooperisms

Col. Jeff Cooper (May 20, 1920—September 25, 2006) is known as the father of the Modern Pistol Technique and as an author with a somewhat acerbic bent. If you are a student of the gun, your study should include a complete reading of his works—several times. You may not agree with everything he said—I don’t—but even those matters with which there may be some disagreement, his logic is clear. With that in mind, I offer some quotes from the Colonel for your consideration:

October 19, 2011

Magnum Research BFR Review

The BFR is a great choice for someone wanting the most power in a portable package at a reasonable price.

January 12, 2011

The Challenge of Handgun Hunting

Without a doubt, handgun hunting is one of the most challenging of the hunting sports.

June 24, 2010

Why Guns are in the News

Retailers nationwide have been reporting shortages of ammunition, particularly of popular handgun calibers.

June 11, 2009