New From Smith & Wesson: Model 69 L-Frame .44 Magnum

I’ve long wanted a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum, but the considerable size and heft of their marvelous Model 29 and 629 revolvers have been among the factors that have kept me from ever owning one. S&W’s engineers have put the mighty .44 Magnum cartridge on a diet, and shoehorned it into their medium-large L […]

Now THAT’S A Hollowpoint!

As part of a new Barnes Bullets promotion, some of us here at TTAG have been blessed with some badass ballistic benevolence in the form of boxes of bullets.   Enough B’s for ya so far?  As Al Pacino says, I’m just gettin’ started here. 

Gun Review: Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum

For students of the history and romance of so-called cowboy rifles, Bayonne, New Jersey isn’t a particularly evocative locale. Ilion, New York (Remington). New Haven, Connecticut (Marlin). Those are the places where West-winning long guns were born. Even though the virtues of the long guns made in those storied factories have withstood the test of time, […]

Dirty Harry…Eat Your Heart Out.

Back when I knew nothing about handguns (except from what i picked up at the movies and on TV) I loved the Dirty Harry flicks. I can’t tell you how many times my classmates and I recited one of the most famous quotes in movie history: I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six […]

Choosing a Handgun, Part VI: Stopping Power

Before I started down the road of responsible gun ownership, my perceptions about guns were shaped by Hollywood. Like most people that accept what they see on TV or sliver screen as gospel, I thought that guns were guns. You chose one based on the “cool factor” (.50 cal Desert Eagle), a desire to emulate […]