The very first .357 Magnum is still first in the hearts and minds of many advocates of that caliber. This milestone revolver continues to morph into the future.
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...
Smith & Wesson marketed a perfectly good line of self-defense revolvers as early as 1876 and produced nearly 160,000 of them before dropping the design in 1911.
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.
This video takes a look at a few features of older style revolvers that some shooters and collectors look for, including recessed chambers and pinned barrels. The hard-to-find Smith & Wesson Model 66 is a prime candidate for such gun collectors.
Mostly praised for its features and functionality, the new S&W Military & Police may be notable for something even more important: a manufacturer's willingness to listen to the end users of its product.
When Dan Shideler first saw the Smith & Wesson Model 317 AirLite .22 Snubbie, his reaction was, "You gotta be kidding."