First Time Reloading- Holy Crap, It Worked!

I’m going to call my first reloads a success… much to my surprise! Seriously, the normal thing when I try something new is that it takes a few tries, some fiddling and fussing’ before it comes out right. This time it worked right the first time and...

The .38 Special Wadcutter as a Defensive Load

Doing a bit of research lately on .38 Wadcutters as defensive ammunition. For years these have been the ‘go-to’ low-recoil defensive load for snubbies- not perfect, but better than lead round-nose or semi-wadcutters. So much of the ‘conventional...

Derringers: The Arms-Length Equalizer

People’s 150-year long love affair with Derringers shows no sign of slacking off anytime soon. I get it; derringers are neat-o. They conjure images of the wild west, riverboat gamblers and tough-as-nails Ladies of the Night (with hearts of gold.) Tuck it up your...

S&W M1902 Redux

Prices on S&W revolvers have been climbing for years, with many models well out of my price range. I love their revolvers, so what’s a poor knife-maker to do? Look for guns others have given up on, of course.  The ones that aren’t pretty, aren’t...

Pretty is as Pretty Does- new Charter Arms Undercover Light

I’ve watched the fortunes of Charter Arms rise and fall over the decades, sometimes doing a good business, sometimes not. Their quality has been up-and-down too, to the point where I would be cautious to recommend them. This week a friend of mine purchased one...
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