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Smith & Wesson’s 586 4″ Classic The .357 Distinguished Combat Magnum

07/05/2020 Baking, cooking is a lot like reloading ammunition; start with a basic recipe, combine a bunch of ingredient… components,  add some personal refinements, and always work toward something better. Being of Italian ancestry, Etruscan long before those Roman upstarts, homemade bread is always high on the list of things to make. Above, two 10″…

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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center® Model SW1911 Did you notice they are not all the same?

01/25/2020 – I was having one of those days at work that had me sitting behind a keyboard, singing my rendition of Frankie Lane’s song “Lucky Old Sun”. Then I felt guilty, because I have not done the kind of work that warrants that song for a long, long time. There is a big difference…

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The S&W Performance Center® M&P®40 M2.0™ 5″ Barrel Pro Series® The world is not all 45 Autos and 9mm Lugers

01/07/2020 If you have not noticed, handgun size popularity is cyclical. One year caisson worthy, long barrel magnums are popular. The next year, diminutive popguns that can be carried on a key chain are the focus of firearm theme social media. Which is interesting as intended applications remain essentially the same. Much of this phenomena…

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Smith & Wesson’s Model 648 And the very useful 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

12/23/2019 Do you mind if I hide out here for awhile? My wife is on a Hallmark Movie kick and I’m pre-diabetic. On the plus side, Hallmark is one of those places where characters still celebrate and extol the virtues of good friends and family, where problems are small and everyone has a positive attitude……

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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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