10 Handguns to Own Before You Die
A “bucket list” refers to a list of things one wants to accomplish before “kicking the bucket.” The phrase was popularized in the 2007 movie, “The Bucket List,” but there are references that predate the film.
If a bucket list can be things to do and places to go—why not guns to own? I’ve compiled a list of those I believe a handgun enthusiast should have at some time in his or her life.
Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan
This massive double-action revolver is a great example of Bill Ruger’s legacy: a very well-made handgun with a special personality, just like Mr. Ruger. Designed, as the name suggests, to be a carry gun in bear country, it is about as sexy as a gun can get. Chambered in .44 Mag. or .454 Casull with a 2.5-inch barrel, it is a handful to shoot. But like most carry guns, you aren’t expected to take it to the range and go through 200 rounds every Saturday. At 42 ounces, it doesn’t weigh much more than a full-size 1911 or N-frame. We already have a .44 Mag. on the list so you might want to go with the Casull. And remember you can also shoot .45 Colt ammo.