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C. Rodney James

C. RODNEY JAMES has been a shooter and reloader for more than forty years. Rodney’s technical and historical articles have appeared in Gun Digest, Handloader's Digest, Guns Illustrated, Shooter's Bible, Guns Magazine and AFTE Journal, the publication of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners. He is the author of the 6th and 9th Editions of The ABCs of Reloading.



In 1955, Colt’s Firearms introduced what many believe to be the most elegant .357 Magnum revolver ever created—the Python. This example is an Ultimate Python in stainless steel and has the best features found with any Python, plus the bonus of custom grips to make it one of the nicest .357 Magnum revolvers one can find.

The .357 Magnum: 20th Century Handgun and Cartridge

Forty years ago, one handgun caliber dominated all others, regardless the intended application. Whether for law enforcement, self defense, hunting or plinking the .357 Magnum reigned supreme.