America’s oldest gunmaker has been building semi-automatic shotguns for more than a century. Today, models such as the Versa Max and V3 join the ranks of the 1100 and 11-87 as proof of Big Green’s commitment to the technologically advanced self-loader.
Smith & Wesson's elegant workhorse wheelgun, the Model 57/58 in .41 Magnum, is Wiley Clapp's pick for his favorite handgun of the 1980s.
For sheer perserverence in the face of adversity, you can’t beat the grand old .41 Magnum. Although this so-called “middle magnum” was never on the top of the heap in revolver cartridge popularity, it stoutly withstood repeated efforts to cancel it out. This business of a revolver that was not just a supplement to the sporting rifle, started with the .357 Mag. in 1935.