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Rifleman Q&A: What Was The First Speedloader?

When did we invent the speedloader? To answer that question, we have to go back to the 19th century.

This Old Gun: Colt Anaconda

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "I Have This Old Gun" to learn more about the Colt Anaconda revolver chambered in .44 Mag.

The .44 Special: History & Performance

Here we take a look back at the history of the .44 Smith & Wesson Special cartridge along with its ballistic capabilities.

Smith & Wesson's 629: A Top-Selling Revolver

Smith & Wesson's Model 629 was one of the best-selling revolvers in 2019, according to GunBroker's sales rankings.

NRA Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson Model 329PD

Watch as American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz checks out an Airweight revolver chambered for .44 Mag.

Packing the Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum

Outfitted with a snubby 2.75" barrel, this five-shot, .44 Mag. K-Frame can be comfortably carried concealed in town or on the trail.

Shooting Drill: The “Bearosaurus Rex”

One of the evergreen debates is the best “adventure” or “backwoods” sidearm, most often in the guise of some form of powerful caliber suitable for engaging a non-human apex predator, usually a bear.

The Companion Handgun—Essential or Redundant?

Is a handgun an essential piece of a big-game hunter’s kit or a couple pounds of redundant weight dragging down a hunter’s pants?

A Look Back at the .44 Special

As the 20th century was about to debut, the brass at Smith & Wesson decided on a new double-action revolver design called the Hand Ejector Model. More powerful cartridges were in high demand so the company developed a solid frame with a swing-out cylinder to replace its top-break double actions.

NRA Gun of the Week: Heritage Rough Rider Revolver

American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz takes a closer look at a U.S.-made single-action rimfire pistol.

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