New .32 H&R Magnum Load From High Desert Cartridge

New options are coming to market for fans of the .32 H&R Magnum. High Desert Cartridge is bringing three new loads to market this year, with two already available for purchase on their website and another listed as coming soon.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Diagnosing and Assessing a Colt 1877 Lightning

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to do some much-needed and desired maintenance on a gun that was once dubbed “the gunsmith’s best friend” or “gunsmith’s nightmare” depending on where you read. I of course am talking about the contentious Colt 1877 otherwise known as the Lightning (Thunderer for 41 cal or Rainmaker for 32 cal). I have talked about all the little issues, controversies, and real-world happenings of this controversial Colt in a separate Commentary article. Today we are taking it apart, taking a peek, and seeing if we can get this thing closer to the like new condition it deserves. Let’s dive right into Diagnosing and Assessing a Colt 1877 Lightning!

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TFB Review: Spohr Club 3.0 Revolver – Big Engineering, Compact(-ish) Size

My first encounter with the Spohr brand began at IWA 2022, where Mr. Spohr’s incredible revolvers immediately caught my eye. The build quality was evidently superior, and the hefty price tag was justified with a visual inspection and an enlightening conversation with Thomas Spohr himself. He explained that the high cost is attributed not to extravagant materials (although, of course, Spohr uses only top-tier materials and does indeed dabble in things like Damascus steel, if you are kinky that way) but to the use of top-tier processes, meticulous hand-fitting, and avoidance of cheaper manufacturing methods like Metal Injection Molding (MIM) drive the price up. 

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Is the Spohr the Best Revolver Money Can Buy?

What is the Best Revolver Money Can Buy? James might have the answer. Join us as we explore the legacy behind the Spohr brand and its founder, Thomas Spohr. Renowned for their meticulous attention to details, Spohr revolvers are crafted with precision, utilizing top-tier materials and processes that set them apart from the competition.

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Heritage Roscoe: Retro Heater

Say you’re worried about being rolled in the mean streets, see? If you feel you might need to wear iron to keep the redhots at bay, then the new Heritage Roscoe will throw lead and make you look like a private dick while you’re at it.

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[NRAAM 2024] Colt's Big Bears: The New Kodiak, Grizzly Magnum Revolvers

Luke C is back on the floor at NRAAM 20204 talking with Jess from Colt about some of their new revolvers. In addition to a new 8″ long variant of the ever-popular Python line of revolvers, Colt is also re-releasing and updating the compact Viper, and introducing two new Bear-themed revolvers with the new Kodiak and Grizzly magnum revolvers.

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What's Old Is New: Cimarron Walker 1847 Company A Reproductions

Want a Wild West six-shooter with lots of history? You probably can’t afford a genuine made-in-the-1840s Colt Walker, if you’re like most of us. But, a new offering from Cimarron means you can get something that will look just like the real deal.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Custer Revolver at Rock Island Auction's Upcoming Sale

Two historically significant revolvers are coming up for sale at Rock Island Auction’s May 17-19 Premier Auction. One has direct ties to the Battle of Little Bighorn, and the other is a former personal belonging of doomed U.S. cavalry leader George Armstrong Custer.

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TFB Review: Improving the Colt King Cobra's Performance with XS Sights

The Colt King Cobra is one of the more recent additions to the highly popular lineup of Colt Double Action revolvers. Like all of the other snakes on the plane, the Colt King Cobra features high-quality construction, impeccable mechanical reliability, and all of the sleek lines of the Python, just without the vent rib. While revolvers may not be my most frequently used handguns, I still have a lot of fun shooting them at the range because they’re just cool and very fun to reload and operate. XS Sights has been constantly adding new types of sights and sighting accessories for virtually every platform out there, including Colt’s entire line of revolvers. Today we’ll be discussing some of my recent experiences after getting a chance to test out a Colt King Cobra that featured XS Sights’ Standard Dot Tritium Revolver Night Sights.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: The Rare, Budget-Minded Manurhin MR93

Welcome to TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday where we explore the wide world of revolvers, past, present, and future. Today we’ll be hopping in the Wayback Machine to the mid-1990s when Manurhin introduced a new, budget-minded revolver, the Manurhin MR93. Thanks to our friend Cédric Armurier, a gunsmith in France, we’re able to bring you a look into this rare specimen. The blokes at the Bloke On The Range YouTube channel also allowed us to share their experiences with the Manurhin MR93. Let’s take a look under the hood.

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GunBroker Auctions Ruger "Jade Vaquero" for Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum, located at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, is an icon. This incredible museum houses what they advertise as “the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world.” With the current count of more than 7000 guns and some 30,000 gun-related artifacts, this bold claim is well warranted. The museum is not publicly funded but is supported in part by admission tickets, tours and events, and membership options. Recently, GunBroker.com teamed up with Ruger’s Custom Shop, artist Paul Lantuch and Baron Engraving, and Rangehot photographer Hunter Elliott to further support this important institution. These entities collaborated to offer an auction benefiting the museum, for a gorgeous one-of-a-kind .45LC Ruger revolver, dubbed the “Jade Vaquero”. Check out the Jade Vaquero’s auction page here for details, and to see how much it sold for, and see below for a copy of GunBroker’s announcement for more.

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[SHOT 2024] Taurus Channels The West with The All New Taurus Deputy

With an intent to make its mark on the crowded market of western-themed firearms, Taurus, an iconic gun manufacturer celebrated for its affordability, has unveiled the latest addition to its revolver family – the Taurus Deputy. This single-action revolver seems a fitting tribute to the rugged appeal and classic aesthetics of the Old West, reflecting the brand’s commitment to bringing an economically viable choice to firearm enthusiasts.

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The Diamondback SDR – The New Lightest 6-Shot .357 Magnum Revolver

Luke C (@ballisticaviation)​⁠ is at SHOT Show 2024 Industry Day at the Range with Diamondback Firearms to talk about their second-ever revolver, and their first-ever centerfire revolver chambered in .357 Magnum. The New SDR (Self Defense Revolver) is a modern J-frame design revolver featuring a polished stainless steel finish, two types of Hogue rubberized grips, fiber optic sights, and weighs in at only 21 ounces. According to the folks at Diamondback, this makes the SRD the newest and lightest six-shot .357 Magnum revolver on the market.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Throwing It Back With The Ruger Service Six

Thanks for joining us for another installment of Wheelgun Wednesday here on TFB. This is my first time writing one of these posts, so it is fitting that I talk about my first revolver. This 4-inch Ruger Police Service Six has been with me since my teenage years and it continues to serve me well.

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Heritage Manufacturing Enters Shotgun Market With Badlander Side-by-Side

Heritage Manufacturing may be known for their rimfire revolvers, but they are becoming a full-spectrum cowboy firearm provider. The new Badlander shotgun is a classic side-by-side scattergun right out of the Wild West. It joins the Settler lever action and Rancher revolving rifle in the new family of Heritage-made long guns.

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