Category Archives: Revolver Reviews

Revolver Reviews

The S&W Performance Center Craftsmanship

By Mark Singer
Safe Direction Firearms
Web Address: safedirection.org

Today, many individuals feel that the venerable 6 shooter or the wheel gun is all but obsolete. The popularity of the revolver within law enforcement agencies was staggering and then the advent of the first wonder nines. The first high capacity semi-automatic pistols adopted by many police agencies in the 1980’s and were primarily produced in 9mm Luger (parabellum) And as law enforcement changes so do the preferences of the armed community; with high capacity semi-autos sweeping the market. Yet today revolvers are still capable and a lot of fun when you combine 44 magnum with Buffalo Bore Ammunition.

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Ruger Six Series Review: An Obsession

I figured that I might help you understand my obsession.

By Mark Singer

Safe Direction Firearms

Web Address: safedirection.org

In this author’s humble opinion it is the best revolver ever offered by Ruger. As compared to a Smith and Wesson I’d say there is a tiny bit of travel in single action with nearly zero pressure behind it and while the single action may not be as crisp as a S&W; I like how smooth the double action trigger is compared to the Smith. I even think the Security, Speed, and Service six revolvers’ DA triggers are better than other Ruger models, such as the GP100 and SP101. Also, Ruger revolvers tend to be low maintenance and are very easy for a novice to completely disassembly.

.357 Magnum Ruger Security Six Early 150 Prefix Model

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Smith and Wesson 625-8 Jerry Miculek Review

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In December of 2013 I turned 45 years old. As a consolation prize for being that age and a self congratulatory token for actually making it, I decided that I needed to buy a gun that matched my age. A 45. With absolutely no idea on what I was going to get the madness of research began. I’m not made of money, not by a long stretch, but I didn’t mind spending a little something extra on it given the occasion. I looked at single action revolvers in 45 Colt, semi automatics in 45ACP, rifles in the same chambering as well as 454 Casull and 45-70 Gov’t. Another 1911 was the obvious choice but I didn’t want to commit too soon. So the search continued. That’s about when I stumbled on the double action revolver chambered in .45ACP. I was intrigued to say the least. I mean, who wouldn’t be. As I researched I began to realize that the gun would require the use of moon clips. I did a bit more research and found that shouldn’t be a deal breaker. They aren’t the devil that some make them out to be. In the zone, I contacted my local gun shop, spoke to the manager, and put a 625 on order with him. He didn’t take any money as by his estimation we wouldn’t be seeing the gun until somewhere around the time that Beezelbub would need a fur coat. I left pensive, but excited.
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