Convertible Taurus 85

Convertible Taurus 85 Revolver

Taurus was showing a new convertible revolver at the 2015 SHOT Show. The new version of the classic Model 85 has a thumb spur that (intentionally) twists on and off. The concept, as explained to me by a Taurus rep, is the revolver can be made “hammerless” for concealed carry but revert back to a […]

Korth Sky Marshal

Korth Sky Marshal

Korth will be showing the Sky Marshal revolver at the 2015 SHOT Show. This six-shot wheelgun is chambered in 9mm and does not need to use moon clips to chamber or extract correctly. Here’s what we know so far…

End of the Road for Taurus View

Taurus View

It seems the end of the road has come for the Taurus View. According to the Taurus USA website, the Model 85VTA – or the View – is no longer in production. This should not much of a surprise to many observers of the gun industry. The View was an interesting exercise in “how small […]

Charter Arms Old Glory

Charter Arms Old Glory

According to information I’ve been sent, Charter Arms is set to reintroduce a version of the Undercover revolver called the Old Glory. The Charter Arms Old Glory is a five shot revolver chambered for the classic .38 Special cartridge. The gun is +P rated, so full power self defense loads are perfectly fine in this handgun.

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 […]