Vanity Project: Custom Horn Grips for My Ruger SP101 – Content Contest

(This post is an entry in our spring content contest. If you’d like a chance to win a Beretta APX pistol, click here for details.) By BLoving Dedicated People of the Gun rarely leave well enough alone. We tend...

Why Doesn’t .45 Colt Get More Love These Days?

Much like .45-70, .30-06 and other OG cartridges, the .45 Colt -- AKA .45 Long Colt -- is an old cartridge design, dating back more than a century. When the round was first invented,...
Taurus Judge isn't the best concealed carry gun

Taurus Judge: Not the Best Choice for Carry?

The Taurus Judge series of .410-firing pistols proves that aggressive marketing can sell ice to Eskimos. The self-defense pistols aren't ideal for handgun buyers seeking stopping power or concealability. Why are so many otherwise...
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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....

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...

Gear Review: Clinger Holsters No Print Wonder IWB and Mag Holster

Full-size IWB carry can be, well, challenging at times. Not to mention downright unpleasant if you don't have the right gear. So I thought the hot month of August would be a perfect time...

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 66-8 Combat Magnum and 69 Combat Magnum Revolvers

As a former IDF sniper, I've always viewed wheel guns as a blast from the past. Firearms best suited to Westerns, gun museums and OFWGs (who don't know any better). So I wondered why...

Question of the Day: Is the Smith & Wesson 686 the World’s Best Revolver?

In the video below, God, Family Guns tells us 10 Things You Didn't Know About The S&W 686 revolver (reviewed here by TTAG's Chris Dumm). For example, did you know that there's a Smith...

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 360 .357 Magnum Revolver

  Jeff Gonzales (above) looked at the Smith & Wesson Model 360 .357 Magnum revolver I had in my hands. “Why don’t I just kick you in the balls?” Good question! At 58, my testicles...
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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...
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NRA Museums Director: How to Collect Guns

Jim Supica, NRA Museums Director writes : 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...
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Self-Defense Revolvers: Speed Strips vs. Speedloaders

Terril Hebert writes : 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...