Tag Archives: .357 Magnum

New Grips=New Life for an Old Gun

If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you have seen my long barreled Smith & Wesson 686.  It had that cool long stainless steel barrel and those horrible black rubber grips.  The grips were too … Continue reading

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Long barrel on a Smith & Wesson=Long range accuracy

That’s not a photo-shopped image.  The barrel really is that long.  Smith & Wesson used to make the 686 model with 8 3/8″ barrels (other models could be had with 8 3/8″ barrels too). This particular revolver is an older … Continue reading

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Black sheep of the Colt family

Colt SAA New Frontier In 1961 Colt introduced a ‘modern’ version of their famous Single Action Army.  The Colt New Frontier had a squared off frame and came with adjustable sights.  While the rest of the gun remained identical, it … Continue reading

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Another good choice for SHTF handgun.

Ruger New Model Blackhawk Covertible Let’s start by me saying: This is not my only gun.  It is not my first choice for a defensive handgun.  It is however a good gun to have on you if you need one.  … Continue reading

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