Colt Single Action Army​

Favorite Firearms: A Sentimental Colt Single Action Army​

My favorite firearm is a .45-cal. Colt Single Action Army that I purchased new in 1980. The old Colt exudes Western adventure, both real and imagined.

The Rifleman Report: 100 Years & Counting

As most anyone who is married knows all too well, failing to remember a significant anniversary is a mistake best avoided. In view of that, we always strive to point out important milestones as they pertain to the world of firearms—and in this issue we mark two.

The Colt Peacemaker: Hollywood’s Shooting Star

For many of us, our first exposure to the Single Action Army wasn’t on the shooting range—it was on the silver screen at Saturday matinees, and, later, on television. After all, you can’t film a Western movie or TV Western without sixguns.

New For 2023: Taurus RH500 & RH460 Revolvers

Taurus is rolling out the heavy-hitters for 2023 with a few incredible wheelgun offerings in its Raging Hunter revolver lineup. The magnum-chambered guns feature optic-ready compatibility and more.

Rifleman Q&A: Colt SAA Logo Confusion

I have a Colt Single Action Army revolver dated 1902-1903 with the Serial No. 230507. It has a 4¾" barrel, approximately 70 percent bluing and is chambered in .45 Colt. My question is, when did Colt begin putting the Rampant Colt logo onto the cylinder?

150 Years Of The Colt Single Action Army

Initially developed as a dedicated sidearm for the U.S. military, the Colt Single Action Army became iconic as one of the tools that tamed the frontier and embodied the spirit of the American West.

Review: Taylor’s & Company TC9 1873 SA Revolver

With the classic aesthetics of a Single Action Army blended with the ability to chamber 9 mm Luger ammunition, the Taylor’s & Company TC9 1873 SA provides Old West enthusiasts with an easily fed SSA option.

The First 50 Years Of Ruger's 'Flat Top' .44 Mag. Revolver

Introduced in 1956, Sturm, Ruger & Co., brought to life the .44 Rem. Mag through its storied “Flat Top” revolver, the Blackhawk. Read along as Field Editor Wiley Clapp chronicles 50 years of the Blackhawk along with field testing of special 50th anniversary edition of the New Model Blackhawk.

Ruger's 'New' Vaquero: The Wiley Clapp Review

When re-introduced in 2005, after a short production pause, the new Vaquero marked a return to the smaller and lighter single-actions Bill Ruger built in the ’50s and ’60s. Many shooters prefer them for their speedier handling, and the latest gun has an improved action and finish.

Collecting Second Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolvers

Of the many revolver designs made by Colt, the Single Action Army family is one of the most famous and long-lived. Follow Rick Hacker as he delves into the specifics of collecting second generation examples of these classic wheelguns.

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