Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 69 .44 Magnum Revolver

By Austin Knudsen In 2014, Smith & Wesson introduced the model 69, a 5-shot .44 Magnum revolver built on S&W’s slightly-larger-than-medium-but-slightly-smaller-than-large “L” frame. I love the L frame. I’ve owned an L-framed 686 in .357 magnum since I was 18. As a guy who spends time hunting in the Montana mountains, an L-framed .44 magnum […]

Gun Review: The 2020 Colt Pythons

“Colt’s coming out with a new Pyth…” “Putmeonthelistheresmymoney.” And that’s the way the conversation went when a buddy of mine told me that Colt would soon be offering a new Python. Colt got back in the double action revolver game with the Cobra. We all hoped. Then they released the King Cobra and we could […]

Arizona’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban Bill Is A Doozy

Arizona Democrats have filed yet another “assault weapon” ban bill. This one is Senate Bill 1625. At first glance, with two notable stand-outs, it’s pretty much par for the gun-grabbing course; a ban on assaulty-looking guns with grandfathering. But the first notable item is just how inclusive this bill is. All semiautomatic rifles that take […]

SHOT Show – Kimber K6S DASA Target Revolver

Wheelguns are inherently attractive weapons. It’s hard to make an ugly one (possible, but difficult), and even the ugly ones have some charm to them. Of all the revolvers currently being produced, the Kimber K6S DASA Target has to be one of the best looking (the new Python might also be tied for that first […]

Taurus Adds .454 Casull to Raging Hunter Series

The new Taurus Raging Hunter chambered in .454 Casull joins the original .44 Magnum and the recently introduced .357 Magnum offered in the Raging Hunter series hunting-revolver platform. The Taurus Raging Hunter earned the 2019 American Hunter Handgun of the Year Golden Bullseye Award for its design, reliability, and value. Ergonomics and shooter comfort come by […]

My 3 Favorite Smith & Wesson Revolvers

We all have our favorite guns, and I’m no different. Something about the design and cosmetics of certain arms speak to me, but I’m not exclusive to any single brand. In the safe right now are semi-auto handguns from Colt, FN, GLOCK, Ruger, and SIG Sauer, and rifles from Remington, Savage, Beretta, Daniel Defense, F-1, […]

The J-Frame Revolver for Deep Cover Concealed Carry…Still

In today’s world, the semi-auto pistol reigns supreme. Seems people today often turn their noses up at small-frame revolvers. Make no mistake, though, small-frame revolvers still have their place in deep cover applications. Especially in non-permissive environments, for those who choose to carry anyway. Sure, some will no doubt scoff at the idea of carrying […]