When Colt introduced its new and improved Python revolver a couple of years ago, hunters admired it but waited for their gun: the Anaconda. Last year they got it, a .44 Magnum hunting handgun with a glossy finish, big grips and the world-famous Colt ventilated rib.
The Taurus 856 has been a favorite for revolver fans, thanks to its small frame and reliable, smooth operation. The new 856 Executive Grade takes that same dependability and elevates it with several appearance and performance modifications.
What makes an open-sighted handgun most attractive is how easy it is to carry and how quickly it may be pressed into action. However, as hunters age we usually fall victim to presbyopia and struggle to focus on near objects, making it difficult to focus on the front sight of a handgun. Here’s what the author’s learned as he’s aged and discovered solutions to the problem.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has added three new models to its Wrangler line of single-action revolvers.
Colt’s popular “Snake Gun” revolver series gains a new addition with the updated Anaconda, featuring a fully adjustable rear sight, wide hammer spur, open-back rubber Hogue grips, replaceable front sight with orange insert, and a top strap already drilled and tapped for mounting optics.
The new Python is a close copy of the original with the internal structural improvements that should provide you and your kids years of service. Fit and finish of the highly polished stainless-steel components are excellent with an attractive set of walnut grips that shame the older Python versions.
This massive 17.5-inch-barreled .45-70 BFR from Magnum Research’s custom shop is entirely stainless steel, and features a Hogue rubber grip, adjustable sights, an octagonal barrel and pentagon-shaped 5-round cylinder.