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Suppressor Testing Begins!

While I await the BATF approval to take delivery of my very own .22 LR suppressor, I was able to get one – of a different brand – for some testing. This serves to let me know NOW what my … Continue reading

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Texas Legacy Revolver

There was a flyer “insert” in my local morning paper one day last week that caught my interest immediately. It was illustrated with photos of a beautiful revolver – The “Texas Legacy Revolver” issued by American Legacy Firearms, of Fort … Continue reading

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BACKUP TO A BACKUP? THE AMT BACKUP .45 ACP DAO

The story of my first exposure to the AMT Backup .380 semi-auto “pocket pistol” is documented in an earlier post here. To briefly recap, I found the gun in an old RV I was wrecking out for parts. It was … Continue reading

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Muzzle Loading As The Most Basic Form of Handloading!

One of the things many folks forget about in line muzzle loading, is that loads of various power levels can be worked up by varying bullet size and weight as well as powder charge weight. When I sally forth to … Continue reading

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Another old gun given new life!

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my family moved from Pasadena, Texas, to the wilds of Newton County on the Texas-Lousiana border. I had just turned 13 at the time, and was torn between getting to live “in … Continue reading

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PREESENT ARMS!

When I recently bought my Ruger Blackhawk, “50 Years of the .44 Magnum” anniversary edition revolver, I began thinking a fancy wooden “presentation” case would be just what this revolver needs, rather than the red plastic case it came in. … Continue reading

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Another Blast From The Past – George Herter’s Revolver/Cartridge

When the Herter’s mail order catalogue company was at the peak of its business period, they marketed a branded line of single action revolvers, based on the single action Colt “Army” revolver – as were most other modern handguns of … Continue reading

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Self-sticking Revolver Grips

As mentioned in the other posts about the grips I was making for “Deep Purple”, my old Herters .44 magnum revolver, the owner of Tombstone grips gave me the idea to use magnets to hold the grips instead of the … Continue reading

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Uberti Cattleman .45 Colt

After finding my Herters .44 magnum, I remembered why I liked the “Old Model” action of the Colts and Old Model Rugers, where cocking the hammer to half-cock allows the cylinder to rotate for loading rounds or removing fired cases. … Continue reading

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Is There ANYTHING The .44 Magnum Can’t Do?

My wife and I recently encountered another large copperhead snake near our woods cabin. We don’t really see many snakes out there, and largely leave them alone if they aren’t venomous (yes, I know even that kind have their place … Continue reading

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