Big Bore Handguns

Big Bore Handguns

by John Taffin

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Overview

From his beloved Colt Single Action to Freedom Arms and Taurus pistols, acclaimed expert John Taffin is armed with the facts about the biggest six-guns around.

In this must-have guide, he discusses the ins and outs of shooting, hunting and competing with high caliber handguns. An Idaho resident, Taffin is one of the nation's premiere authorities on powerful firearms.

Featuring hundreds of photos and honest reviews of handguns from makers including Colt, Smith & Wesson, Dan Wesson, Ruger, Freedom Arms and Taurus, Big Bore Handguns also covers customizing, accessories, reloading, hunting and cowboy activities. Guns included in this book are single-shot pistols, revolvers and semi-automatics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635618464
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Edition description: Reprint ed.
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

John Taffin has been handgun writer for the past 50+ years as and a staff writer for the American Handgunner and Guns for the past 36+ years assigned to do feature articles as well as regular columns, "Taffin Tests", "The Sixgunner", "Handloading", and "Campfire Tales". He has also contributed regular columns and features to Shoot!Magazine, The Freedom Arms Collectors Journal, and Handgun Hunters International as well as the Digest Annuals from Krause Publications. His main interests are big bore sixguns, lever action rifles, and single-shot rifles and pistols, and he has hunted extensively with handguns in America and Africa.
Taffin is also the founder, 1986, and first chairman of The Shootists and past chairman of the Outstanding American Handgunner Awards Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Handgun Hunters Chapter of SCI, and is a NRA Life Member. He considers only five things in this life to be important, namely, Faith, Family, Friends, Firearms, and most assuredly Freedom.
Author of eight books and more than 2,000 articles, Taffin and his wife Dot have three children and 14 grandchildren and reside in Idaho. The kids are all grown-up and on their own, however, Taffin's constant companions during his writing chores are Chloe, a Pomeranian, and Molly, a Shih Tzu, who also serve as doorbells and watchdogs. He still misses his two Malamutes, Red and Wolf

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments...............................................................................................5

Introduction.........................................................................................................6

CHAPTER 1 THE FIRST SIXGUNS...................................................................8

CHAPTER 2 COLT'S MODEL P: THREE LEGENDARY GENERATIONS.........23

CHAPTER 3 COLT'S DOUBLE-ACTION SIXGUNS...........................................45

CHAPTER 4 SMITH & WESSON: KING OF THE MAGNUM SIXGUNS............60

CHAPTER 5 50 YEARS OF RUGER: SINGLE-ACTION SATISFACTION..........93

CHAPTER 6 RUGER'S BULL STRONG DOUBLE-ACTION REDHAWKS.........116

CHAPTER 7 FREEDOM ARMS: SINGLE-ACTION PERFECTION....................133

CHAPTER 8 TAURUS: RAGING BULLS FROM BRAZIL....................................173

CHAPTER 9 DAN WESSON: A BETTER IDEA..................................................183

CHAPTER 10 MODEL 1911: COMPETITION FOR THE BIG BORE SIXGUN...200

CHAPTER 11 THE SINGLE SHOTS...................................................................223

CHAPTER 12 CUSTOM HANDGUNS................................................................238

CHAPTER 13 CUSTOM STOCKS.....................................................................274

CHAPTER 14 EL PASO SADDLERY.................................................................291

CHAPTER 15 HANDGUN RIGS........................................................................300

CHAPTER 16 HUNTING WITH HANDGUNS....................................................315

CHAPTER 17 SIXGUN/LEVER GUN COMBINATIONS....................................330

Epilogue.............................................................................................................344

Handgunner Directory........................................................................................345

Index..................................................................................................................347

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