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ARTV: Making Smith & Wesson Revolvers

Watch this American Rifleman Television feature segment from 2019 to learn more about the about Smith & Wessons revolvers, and how they are made.

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.

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. 

ARTV Preview: New Colt Wheel Guns, Kel-Tec P17 and The Gewehr 33/40

This week on American Rifleman Television, we go behind-the-scenes to see how Colt makes its revolvers, test the Kel-Tec P17 pistol and examine the history of the German Gewehr 33/40 rifle.

Dry-Fire Practice Tips For Your Double-Action Revolver

For those who own and carry a double-action revolver, dry-fire practice can help build skills with trigger control and improve accuracy.

Self-Defense Revolvers: Are They A Good Choice?

Semi-automatic pistols seem to be firmly entrenched as king in the defensive handgun market these days, but wheelguns continue to have a quiet, but loyal, following among modern handgun owners—and for good reasons.

Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.

ARTV Preview: The History of Colt; Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020; Calisher and Terry Carbine

In this week's episode, we'll explore the early history of Colt, test the Springfield Armory Waypoint 2020 and look back at the British Calisher and Terry carbine.

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than 350,000 S&W Victory Model revolvers were produced, and they accompanied many U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators during pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.

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.

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