Most people don’t know about the Great Western Arms Co., which made the first Colt SAA clone. Even reference books can’t get it straight! But for a while, the Great Western was the idol of the American handgun scene.
Over 100 of the finest Colt revolvers in the country go on display Grand reopening of Greg Martin Gallery on July 23, 2011, in conjunction with Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl at the Autry. The exhibition will be ongoing.
If there is a legitimate criticism of the 1911 as a carry gun, it is size and weight. But the 1911 is also available in smaller size configurations known as the Commanders, Defenders and Officers Models. Choosing from among these models you'll be sure to find a pistol to match your needs.
The Pistol, 1911, .45 ACP, adopted by the armed forces of the United States, was quite a beast. In a time of transition to medium-bore pistols, a .45 was a cannon.
In Part III of a series looking at the .44 Special's second century, John Taffin singles out the Colt Series of .44s.
In Part II of this excerpt on the .44 Special from Gun Digest 2010, John Taffin looks at the Smith & Wesson . 44s.
In an age of magnums and larger caliber handguns, the .44 Special is just as relevant for today's shooters and hunters as it was in Elmer Keith's days. In this article from Gun Digest 2010, sixgun expert John Taffin shows this cartridge is still up to the task. And with so many models still...
With an upgraded manufacturing process and Colt's languishing attention to revolvers, Smith & Wesson begins to surpass colt as the go-to maker of police revolvers.
Colt's M4 production duties may be changing soon, given that it is no longer the exlusive manufacturer of the model.