Favorite Firearms: A Throwback Smith From Dad
In the end, my choice was the 6.5" Smith & Wesson Model 624 in .44 Spl.—one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s a throwback, for sure, to back when Smith & Wesson still made revolvers with forged internals and not a sleeved barrel in sight.
I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson “Wolf & Klar” .44 Hand Ejector, Third Model
Many collectors have an affinity for firearms with a connection to Texas, such as Smith & Wesson’s Third Model Hand Ejector revolver, also called the Wolf & Klar Model. Although now long gone, Wolf & Klar (W&K) was a Fort Worth pawn shop started by German immigrants Alex Wolf and Jacob Klar that became a prominent hardware, jewelry and gun store during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
NRA Gun of the Week: Charter Arms Boomer Revolver
American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz checks out this affordable concealed-carry revolver.
The Smith & Wesson Model 24: A Look Back
The large-framed revolver built to handle the then-new .44 S&W Spl. cartridge would be called the .44 Hand Ejector First Model. Today, we know it as the scarce Smith & Wesson Model 24.
I Have This Old Gun: Elmer Keith’s Single Action Army
At first glance, it would be easy to misconstrue this well-used first-generation Colt Single Action Army (SAA) as just another buggered-up sixgun that some early 20th century “gun nut” (as they often called themselves) experimented on.
Hornady Critical Defense .44 Spl. Ammunition
Hornady Critical Defense .44 Spl. ammunition combines "premium" performance with modest recoil.
The Taurus 445 Ultra-Lite .44 Spl. Revolver
The 445 is a welcome return of a lightweight medium-framed .44 Spl. carry gun.