RF’s been lusting after the Model 89 from Big Horn Armory for some time. In fact, he waited three-and-a-half years for his S&W 500-firing firearm. So long, in fact, that el jefe forgot who made the rifle [Ed: that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.] Again, this soft-shooting beast is the product of Big Horn Armory, not his other favorite slow-poke custom lever gun maker Grizzly Custom Guns. RF’s also been eyeing a wheelgun in the same flavor for protection from bears (oh my) but something tells me he’ll give up on that one as soon as he puts a few horse-choking rounds through one. Anyway, his dream lever gun finally arrived in the mail a few days ago – for the third time. Friday he brought it to Best of the West to test fire it. The result? A smile that can’t be bought. Except for the price of a Model 89 from Big Horn Armory. That’s BIG HORN ARMORY. And yes Dan, that’s your hat.