There’s swooning, and then there’s outright hooey and malarky when it comes to praising the Colt Single Action Army.

Colt SAA“Ounce for ounce there probably has been more unadulterated baloney written, published, and otherwise disseminated about the Singe Action Colt than any other handgun ever manufactured.”—James M. Triggs, “Colt Single Actions: A Detailed Word and Picture Survey of a Legendary Sixgun” an article that appeared in the 21st Anniversary 1967 edition of the Gun Digest annual collection, and as re-published in Dan Shideler’s Greatest Guns of Gun Digest.


Like this blast from the past quote? Then we think you’ll love our Gun Digest 70th Anniversary Collectionincluding the three DVD set of every Gun Digest from 1949 to 2013, the fully bound Gun Digest 2013 annual, and our fun-filled page-a-day 2013 Gun Digest calendar. 



  1. Such a vague, generalized criticism of a history-changing handgun. And, talking about history, I think the appreciation of a particular firearm is very similar to the appreciation of musical composers. I mean, one has to have an idea of what the music was like BEFORE a particular composer came on the scene. Otherwise one has no point of comparison. The importance of a composer, or the importance of a particular firearm, cannot be estimated without a comparison to what existed before.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.