Smith & Wesson Govenor revolvers two guns left and right black and stainless steel

The Smith & Wesson Governor: A Versatile Z-Frame Revolver

When Smith & Wesson introduced the Governor in 2011, the concept of a revolver capable of chambering shotshells wasn’t groundbreaking. The new entry from a legendary maker, however, quickly caught media attention at the SHOT Show that year and for some good reasons.

Cowboy Action Shooting With Trail Boss Smokeless Powder

This feature article, “From The Loading Bench: IMR Trail Boss Smokeless Powder,” appeared originally in the July 2005 issue of American Rifleman. Trail Boss gunpowder is currently a Hodgdon Powder Company brand.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Henry Big Boy Color Case Hardened Side Gate

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff examines a lever-action repeater from Henry Repeating Arms featuring a color-case-hardened steel frame, a side loading gate and removable magazine tube.

New For 2022: Taylor's & Company Gunfighter Defender

The Gunfighter Defender revolver from Taylor's & Company blends features from the company's Gunfighter single-action with its Runnin' Iron hammer and an 1860 Army grip.

This Old Gun: United States Patent Fire Arms 'Tombstone' Buntline

Normally, 19th century firearm replicas never come close to achieving the value of the originals they emulate. One of the few exceptions is the Single Action Army replicas built by the United States Fire Arms Mfg. Co.

The .454 Casull: History and Performance

Based off the .45 Colt with twice the velocity, for the past six decades the .454 Casull cartridge has gained popularity for its power and has grown into a plentiful chambering option for magnum revolver enthusiasts. 

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

Best Seller: Taurus C45 Thunderbolt

The Taurus C45 Thunderbolt, despite not being offered since production stopped in 2010, still ranks at the top of the list a decade later, being the fourth most sold pump-action rifle of 2020.

'From The Ordnance Department': The NRA Model of 1911

"Life members of the National Rifle Association and individual members of its affiliated rifle clubs may purchase from the Ordnance Department the new Army Model .45 Colt Automatic Pistol."

New for 2021: Uberti 'Teddy' Revolver

Uberti USA now offers a reproduction of a Colt Single Action Army owned by President Theodore Roosevelt.

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