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AN ANNIVERSARY RUGER!

Personally, I don’t have the funds or the temperament to be an ardent collector of much of anything, however I can be considered an “accumulator” of various firearms, especially Ruger Single action revolvers. In this classification, I only have one … Continue reading

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Herter’s Revolver “Earns” A Purple Heart!

After the grand experiment of rust browning the cylinder frame on my old (1966) Herter’s .44 magnum single action revolver, I began having ideas of fitting a set of grips that complimented the purplish, “plum brown” hue of that part … Continue reading

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Revolver Grip Alignment

All the Ruger revolvers I have been “involved” with have “locator pins” in the grip frame with matching holes in the grips to help keep the grips in position. This is necessary with grips only held in place by one … Continue reading

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NEXT STEP ON THE HERTER’S PROJECT GUN: A DIY “RUST BROWN” FINISH FOR A HANDGUN FRAME

Although the blueing on the cylinder frame of my Herter’s project revolver was not in really bad shape, I wanted a “different” look to make it really distinctive. After considering a new blue with either a commercial product or even … Continue reading

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Hard Cast .480 Ruger Results

Recently I was re-arranging the stack of old truck tires that makes up my target backstop at the 50 yard distance on my “home range”. On the ground in the middle off the outside stack I found two .480 Ruger … Continue reading

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What “Goes Around”, Sometimes Comes Back Around: Herter’s .44 Magnum Revolver Project

I recently saw for sale an old Herter’s .44 magnum revolver. Now, I need another .44 mag like I need, well – another .44 mag! Although I have a couple of .44 mag revolvers, a Contender single shot (and extra … Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF REVOLVERS

Once upon a time, the revolver was the premier handgun for self defense and battle. Police departments and military units used revolvers – usually of the double action variety – in all sorts of calibers, with the .38 Special being … Continue reading

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Ghost Ring Rear Sight for Ruger Revolvers

Not being a fan of open sights, I am always looking for better alternatives. This is why I have handguns with scopes, red dot optics, and laser sights. The one revolver I have that still wears its factory open sights … Continue reading

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Tools For Sighting In Handguns

No firearm is of any value unless it can hit what it is aimed at, at least if the shooter does his part. For this to happen, it must be “sighted in”. In the good old days, this often meant … Continue reading

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UPDATING THE RUGER .22 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL – THREADED BARREL

Once upon a time, in a previous life, I had the best of several Ruger .22 LR semi-auto pistols that have come through my hands over the years. This one was a fancy target model – blued bull barrel with … Continue reading

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