BIG BORE SIXGUNS – by John Taffin

Another excellent large format book dealing with great handguns

Another excellent large format book dealing with great handguns

This volume by noted sixgun aficionado John Taffin covers the truly Big Bore revolvers from the first .357 magnums, .45 Colt, and .44 Specials to the brutal .500 Maximums. Although the title suggest otherwise, many of these very large caliber revolvers actually were of 5 shot capacity, because the cylinders needed the extra thickness this configuration provided. In these 336 pages are stories of the history of big revolvers, modern day big bores, custom big bores, shooting bog bores, hunting with big bores, and some other stuff, such as choosing the proper holster and ammunition. There are many good photos of some exceptional guns, and references to help you find out even more, should the urge hit you, as it probably will.

Mr. Taffin is a long-time writer for American Handgunner and Guns magazines, as well as a book author of some renown, and tells his tales from personal experience. Personally, I have this book in hard cover for at home, and on my Kindle for deer stand reading.

Give this one a try also (or see my review).

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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