Gear Review: K Rounds OWB Pancake Holster

When I’m out and about, I carry a compact sidearm in an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster. When I’m at the range, I switch to an outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster, strapping-on my SIG SAUER P226R EE with a rail-mounted light. Truth be told . . . I didn’t want to pony-up the cash for a new light. So […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ruger Blackhawk [Video]

There’s just something about a revolver that still appeals to millions of American gun owners. They’re used for everything from home defense to plinking, to hunting and bugout bag duty as simple, effective survival guns. Ruger began making their venerable Blackhawk over sixty years ago and it’s still a popular choice among wheel gun devotees. […]

Self-Defense Revolvers: Speed Strips vs. Speedloaders

Terril Hebert writes [via ammoland.com]: The number of rounds fired in citizen-involved self-defense encounters is hard to gauge. I have searched high and low for answers, but even the FBI doesn’t keep that sort of data. Studies, including that conducted by Kleck and Gertz in their 1995 book Armed Resistance to Crime point out that more than […]

NRA Museums Director: How to Collect Guns

Jim Supica, NRA Museums Director writes [via ammoland.com]: Few of us set out to be gun collectors. We usually start with a gun. For those fortunate enough to have grown up in a rural area or in a shooting or hunting family, it was often a .22 rifle or a shotgun, which may have been a treasured […]

New From NAA: Ranger 2 Top-Break Revolvers Shipping Soon

TTAG snuck into this year’s NASGW Expo to get the scoop on some new guns and gear. Visiting the North American Arms booth, we found out that the Ranger 2 will begin shipping around January. It’s a top-break, .22 WMR Mini Revolver with an automatic case extractor. Much like the extremely-limited-production original Ranger, but simplified […]

Water Moccasins: Use Case for a Taurus Judge?

TTAG writers are, in the main, skeptical about the Taurus Judge and Smith & Wesson Governor. John Boch says “No gracias.” Our Illinois correspondent reckons they’re ridiculously unconcealable, and there’s nothing these things do that something else doesn’t do better. On the other hand . . . ShootingtheBull410 has done a couple of tests on the […]

Five Handguns I CAN Live Without

Austin Knudsen submitted a nice piece recently on five handguns he couldn’t live without. Me, I’m more pragmatic. Any handgun that goes bang every time, and shoots to minute-of-bad guy accuracy works for me. Much as I prefer concealable guns with good triggers and higher capacity, any gun that’s carried beats the perfect gun left […]

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