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The S&W Model 57 Classic A 41 Magnum trail gun

07/13/2020 It is a Jackson Browne kind of day. The rain finally subsided, leaving behind rich, wet emerald green Maine. The lawn is overgrown, tree branches are reaching far out from the tree line for the sun, and wildlife has returned to view. Deer grazing on clover, fox snacking on chipmunks, wild turkey gobbling up…

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Ruger’s SP101 357 Magnum In Basic Black Something other than spray and pray

11/21/2019 Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Close enough to start a refrigerator thaw on the turkey and to appreciate a bit of weather warm up that will have the snow off the ground by the time the day arrives. It will be a day with close friends, relaxed and focusing on how good life has been…

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Smith & Wesson’s X frame 460 S&W Magnum Part II Smith & Wesson's Performance Center Model 460XVR 14"

As addressed in “Smith & Wesson’s X frame 460 S&W Magnum Part I – Ronald Reagan and the S&W X Frame Magnums”, setting aside a sensationalizing gun press, the X Frame S&W 460s are just accessory accommodating, hunting handguns with appropriate length barrels and a useful capacity. If you are a medium to big game…

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9mm Luger Standard Pressure Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All…

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Ruger’s Single-Six Convertible

My exposure to handguns dates back to 1957 or so, thanks to an American Legion sponsored youth competitive shooting group and older neighborhood friends; a 38 of some type, specifics beyond my youthful understanding, a Luger revived from a trigger brazed to trigger guard DEWAT that went REWAT and a series of 1911 Government Model…

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