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.
Everyone knows the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk revolvers, but there was a lesser-known handgun model called the Hawkeye. Here's what it did.
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