I’ve noticed an increased number of articles on revolvers, specifically single action revolvers, describing how these guns are still relevant to the modern shooter. I’m a fan of road trips, especially in the southwest, and one of the most common close encounters where a handgun is really necessary comes in the form of collisions with livestock, and deer. While these accidents can often be fatal to the motorists, they are almost always fatal to the animal. I made the decision long ago to keep a heavy caliber pistol in the car to save me from having to put a crippled animal down with a tire iron or a rock.
My personal solution to this is a Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk in 44 Magnum.
Denis Prisbey at Personal Defense World makes a pretty good case for the .357 Mag Blackhawk.
Gun Review: Ruger’s New Model Blackhawk Revolver
One of my favorite gun writers, and with whom I have had the honor of corresponding, is John Taffin who penned this piece at Guns Magazine where he describes the hand cannons of the 19th century and the modern replicas available to the modern shooter.
Uberti’s Colt Dragoons
Another historical discussion comes from Handguns Magazine, and cover a critical innovation that impacted the design of Remington Revolvers in the 19th Century.
Remington Timeline: 1858 – Beals Revolver