Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 ACP

Charter Arms Pit Bull 45 ACP

Charter Arms will release a .45 ACP version of the Pit Bull revolver early next year. The gun is the third caliber offering in the Pitbull line, with the 9mm and .40 S&W already on the market. Let’s take a look at what we expect the Pitbull to be…

Taurus View – It’s Really Small

Taurus View

In the category of guns that I don’t want to shoot is the new Taurus View.  It looks a little funny, but it is the size of the gun that suggests it would not be any fun to shoot. The gun is very light, and the grip only allows me to wrap a few fingers […]

ATI Scorpion Grips for Taurus Revolvers

taurus 85 grips

Advanced Technology International (ATI) announced new grips for the Taurus Judge and model 85 revolvers.  ATI appears to be taking a different path than other companies that make thin, low profile grips.  These grips appear they could make shooting the guns as comfortable as possible.  And, let’s face it: the new grips have a bonus […]

S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum Revolver in .44 Mag

Smith & Wesson Model 69 revolver

For the first time, a .44 Magnum ‘Combat Magnum’ will be offered by Smith & Wesson in the L-frame.  The new Model 69 revolver will look like the classic Combat Magnum revolvers (such as the recently re-introduced Model 66.) The guns will have a 4.25″ barrel topped with a red ramp front sight and adjustable […]

Smith & Wesson Announces New 986 Pro Series Revolver

Smith & Wesson 986

Just ahead of the 2014 SHOT Show, Smith & Wesson announced a pair of new 9mm revolvers.  The first is the 929 revolver I talked about here.  The second is the new 986 Pro Series revolver. The 986 is a seven-shot 9mm revolver that has a stainless steel frame and titanium cylinder.  It has a […]

Return of the Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum

Smith & Wesson 66

Smith & Wesson announced the return of the model 66 Combat Magnum.  One of the most popular police sidearms during the 70’s and 80’s, the Model 66 is a K-frame gun lost favor in the law enforcement community with the switch to semi-automatic pistols in the 80’s and 90’s.  The original Model 66 ceased production […]

New Smith & Wesson M460 XVR .460 Revolver

Smith & Wesson 460

The new Smith & Wesson M460 XVR revolver has now been officially introduced.  The new five-shot revolver chambered for the powerful .460 S&W Magnum will be a Performance Center item built on the company’s X-frame. Calling it a multi-purpose revolver, the company notes the gun is a “welcome addition” for hunters “in pursuit of dangerous […]

New Smith & Wesson 929: 8-Shot 9mm Revolver

Smith and Wesson 929

Smith & Wesson posted an introductory video for the new model 929 revolver on YouTube.  The new S&W 929 is a full size revolver chambered for the 9mm cartridge. The new 929 revolver is a product of the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, and it appears to be built for competition.  The gun holds eight […]

Taurus View: Clear Side Plate, 1.4″ Barrel, 9 oz

Taurus 85 View

Taurus will be selling a new version of the popular model 85 revolvers in 2014 called the View.  The Taurus View is a double action only (DAO) revolver chambered for the .38 Special.  What gives this gun its name is the clear Lexan side plate that gives you a look at the internal workings of […]

The New Chiappa Poly Lite Rhino Revolver

Chiappa PolyLite Rhino

Looking for a new polymer framed revolver?  The new Chiappa Poly Lite Rhino was recently shown to wholesalers at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo.  The new gun is a derivation of the existing Rhino line, but with some significant differences. The PolyLite Rhino will be available only in .38 Special, not in […]

Will Colt Re-Introduce Double Action Revolvers in 2014?

Colt Detective Special

Will Colt’s Manufacturing Company (aka Colt) bring back the double action revolver next year?  It sounds like there are serious moves in that direction, and we could see something in 2014. Colt abandoned the double action revolver market during the last decade for a variety of reasons that were never made public.  However, popular speculation […]

Taurus M380 Revolver Spring Swap Video

Taurus M380 video

If you are looking to lighten the trigger pull on your Taurus M380 (or Taurus M85 series for that matter) immediately click over to Pocket Guns & Gear and watch Bruce’s video showing you how to swap out the trigger return and hammer springs. Bruce uses a Wolff spring kit to replace the factory Taurus […]

SAR Arms 357 Revolver

SAR 357 revolver

The SAR 357 is a revolver made by Sarsilmaz and chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge.  The handgun bears a resemblance to the classic Smith & Wesson revolvers and has several features like the Smith guns. I had a chance to get a feel for one at the SAR Arms exhibit at the 2013 SHOT […]