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Repairing Revolver Wrinkles: ” Rough Forcing Cone, Tight Cylinder Throats, and New Barrel “Break-In” Q.- The throat on my new Ruger GP100 looks like it was cut with a serrated knife. I sent the gun back to Ruger to have them look at it. The photos are what they sent back. I still get leading […]
Q- The .38 Special as we know was originally a black powder cartridge and with modern powders suffers from excessive case capacity. Does anyone have any info on reloading “cut down” cases. I know it has been done to aid extraction in snubby revolvers. I have also read some info on using the short .38 […]
Properly designed hollow-point cast bullets expand at subsonic revolver velocities without requiring +P charges Ed Harris, Annandale, VA The standard of terminal performance from a concealable .38 Special service revolver was for many years the so-called “FBI load. It featured a 158-grain all-lead, hollow-point, semi-wad cutter at a velocity of 880 f.p.s. as obtained […]
Q– I read your articles on the .38 Special with great interest. My wife and I live out in the country, far from town. We have decided to buy two revolvers for personal defense and a lever-action utility rifle, which uses the same ammo. I reload rifle ammunition with jacketed bullets for hunting, but am […]
Several friends and I have been re-thinking our decision several years ago to pack semi-auto .22 target pistols in our survival rucks. We normally carry .38 snubbies as EDC. Having an extra, longer barreled .38 Special revolver in the ruck with extra ammo useable in either gun seemed like a good idea.We decided to standardize […]
Dear Fellow Snub Shooters: Here are the latest updates from our ROSCOE snub shooters association for February 24, 2019: Holdup with Camp’s Shooters Guide to the Airweight J-Frame– As you may remember from our last e-newsletter we have a special running of...
Mechanical and Safety Inspection of the Double-Action Service Revolver C.E. Harris, Gerrardstown, WV Based upon common questions I receive from readers, and having to repeat, what used to be common knowledge, it appears that most shooters today lack any basic understanding of double-action revolver inspection. A year or so ago Dave Reiss wrote an excellent article […]
Dear Fellow Snub Shooters: Here are the latest updates from our ROSCOE snub shooters association for January 29, 2019: Stephen Camp’s Shooters Guide to the Airweight J-Frame Text – This text usually retails for $23.00 plus an additional $3.00 for shipping....
Here are the latest updates from our ROSCOE snub shooters association for December 5, 2018. As always, it is in no particular order: SWIFT STRIPS from DeSantis – Most if not all of you are familiar with loading strips. Whether they are Speed Strips from Bianchi or...