The modern era of powerful handguns began with Smith & Wesson’s 1935 introduction of the .357 Magnum. That company’s major competitor, Colt, also came along with Single Action Army (SAA) models in .357 Mag. before World War II and double-actions a few years later.
This week American Rifleman's Kelly Young takes a closer look at the Ruger SP101 double-action revolver.
An all-new Ruger Redhawk revolver chambered to shoot both .45 Auto and .45 Colt cartridges is now available from Sturm, Ruger & Co.