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Review: Rossi Poly Tuffy Survival .45 Colt/.410-Bore

This dual-caliber single shot rifle is compact, light weight and fun to shoot!

First Look: Federal Ammunition HammerDown .45 Colt

Federal Ammunition’s HammerDown is currently the industry’s only ammunition product line specifically designed for optimal cycling and overall performance in the lever-action rifle platform. Now including seven cartridge options, the company has debuted a 250-grain .45 Colt cartridge.

First Look: Taurus Judge Home Defender

Featuring a dual caliber capability in .45 Colt and .410-bore, the new Taurus Judge Home Defender adapts to a range of shooting scenarios. It sports a 13-inch barrel to ensure optimal performance, and topside Picatinny rail and steel blast shield.

First Look: Winchester Big Bore Ammunition

Available in handgun calibers popularly carried in the backcountry, Winchester's Big Bore ammo was designed to offer consistent expansion, massive energy deposit and most importantly, trusted functioning.

Range Tested: Federal Premium HammerDown Ammunition

With the introduction of Federal Premium's HammerDown ammo, lever-action hunters have a cartridge designed specifically to maximize their effectiveness in the field.

Top 5 Handgun Hunting Cartridges

While there are many handgun hunting cartridges to choose from, these practical all-around choices rise to the top.

#SundayGunday: Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Carbine

Our latest #SundayGunday features one of the most famous rifles ever made—or rather, a replica of said rifle: the Uberti 1866 Yellowboy.

Behind the Bullet: .45 Colt

Considering that the .45 Colt has been with us for 143 years, it remains a completely relevant, powerful, and well-balanced handgun cartridge, that is equally at home at a Cowboy Action Shoot as it is in the hunting fields.

.45 Colt

I sat down to my reloading bench this morning to put together some .45 Colt ammo for my new Ruger Flattop. It got me to thinking: The .45 Colt just might be the best—or at least the most versatile—handgun cartridge of all time. Of course, that only holds true if you consider the role of a handgun in its traditional sense—a reactive tool for stopping threatening or edible creatures at close range.

A New .45

A couple of years ago, the Louisiana-based firearms distributor Lipsey’s put together a contract with Ruger to produce a Blackhawk Flattop .44 Special revolver. Seems they took notice that quite a few original Flattops in .357 Mag. were making their way to custom revolversmiths to be converted into the better caliber.

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