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The author’s preferred load for bear country: a 325-grain hard-cast from Choice Ammunition, which leaves the barrel of his Ruger Blackhawk at slightly more than 1,300 fps. But, you do want to hang on for the ride ... although this 40-yard target engenders confidence.

.45 Long Colt: Why Is The Ol’ Cowboy Cartridge Still With Us?

Among the most famous of all handgun cartridges, the .45 Long Colt has proven unsinkable. Versatile as it is historic, there's little wonder why.
Custom grips, while somewhat expensive, go a long way toward making even the most raucous loads “pleasant.” The grips on the stainless steel revolvers above are by Rowen Custom Grips, while the set on the blued Bisley are by JRH Advanced Gunsmithing. All were made specifically for the author’s shooting hand.

Large-Bore Revolver Grips: Enhancing Comfort And Controllability

Revolver grips, it isn't the most scintillating topic. But some consideration in this area goes a long way in taming a large-bore beast.
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How To Manage Big-Bore Revolver Recoil

They're called hand cannons for a reason. Learn how to tame big-bore revolver recoil.
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Best Pistol Reviews To Find A Superb Semi-Auto (2020)

Find the perfect heater to add to your collection with our best pistol reviews, buyer's guides and videos from 2020.
The .44 Magnum on the bottom used to be the most powerful handgun in the world. That hasn’t been the case for a long time, and the .460 above it is a serious contender.

Belt Artillery: Smith & Wesson 460 XVR

A veritable hand-held howitzer, the Smith & Wesson Model 460 XVR X-framed revolver is summed up in two words: More. Power.
An Uberti replica with bird’s-head grip (left) and a gen-3 Colt SAA with standard black Colt stocks. The beauty of the SAA is present in both, and they’re both highly functional, as well as esthetically pleasing.

Colt Single-Action Army: Owning The Enduring Legend

The Colt Single-Action Army revolver remains among the most coveted handguns of all time. But what's worth spending your money on?
A 45-grain Hornady Hornet SP over 18.5 grains of classic Alliant 2400 powder produced this .59-inch group when shot from the author’s Remington XP-100 Long Range Pistol.

Remington XP-100: The Successful Experiment

The unique 57-year-old bolt-action Remington XP-100 Long Range Pistol forever changed the pistol-shooting world for the better.
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First Look: Federal Fusion 10mm Auto Hunting Ammo

Loaded to take full advantage of the 'Perfect 10's' ballistic potential, Federal's new Fusion 10mm hunting ammo is built to fill tags.
With the hammer cocked, the transfer bar is raised into position to allow it to impact the floating firing pin. When the hammer is down, the transfer bar is lowered out of the way, and the hammer’s nose prevents it from touching the firing pin.

Back To Basics: The Ruger Wrangler Single-Action Rimfire

Cutting out the usual price factor of a single-action rimfire, the Ruger Wrangler revolver is an everyday tool for outdoorsmen.
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Gear To Get: Wheelguns And Revolver Accessories

Love the revolver? We gather up great wheelguns and gear to enhance them.
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Power On The Cheap: Best Affordable 10mm 1911 Options

The 10mm 1911 typically commands a king's ransom, but not the five we hunted out.
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Ruger Bisley: Battle Of .45 Colt And .44 Mag Custom Builds

The “opposite but equal” custom Ruger Bisley build: a .44 Rem. Mag and a .45 Colt. Which one of these beautiful brutes comes out on top?
5 Shot Leather’s LFA-1 holster the author had made for his Novak HRT Hi Power.

Going Old School: Carrying The Browning Hi Power

The world is not yet all polymer. Classics, such as the Browning Hi Power, have tried and true place in concealed carry. There was a...
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A Perfect 10: Top 10mm Pistol Options (2020)

Since its introduction, the 10mm Auto has been putting magnum power into semi-auto pistols. In recent years, it's had a bit of a resurgence in popularity.
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Best .22 Ammo For Every Application (2020)

Not all .22 Ammo is created equal. Here are the top match, hunting and self-defense options for your .22 pistol or rifle.
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10 Top .45 Pistol Options For Any Budget

Looking for a .45 pistol? These 10 will get you on target.

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The best hunting guns, from hunting rifles, to hunting handguns, shotguns and muzzleloaders. No matter what critter has got your attention this hunting season, Gun Digest is covering the guns needed to handle the chore. You’ll find big-bore handguns for everything from whitetails to African dangerous game, to elk rifles and shotguns for waterfowling. Also see: Gun ReviewsHandgunsRiflesShotgunsMuzzleloadersAR-15s


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