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.40 Smith and Wesson ballistic test, updated.

.40 smith and Wesson ballistics test As one of the most popular defensive calibers it is only logical to include it in the series of ballistic tests I have performed. First, a little history on the .40 S&W, In 1986 Michael Lee Platt and William Russell Matix (men who had met and became friends in […]

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Charter Arms Bulldog, guard dog in your pocket.

Charter Arms Bulldog. 44 Special revolver, a guard dog in your pocket. With all the new fangled miniature auto loaders for concealed carry available today¬† it is tough to beat a snub nose revolver chambered in a cartridge that is loaded with a big heavy slow bullet. Short barreled revolvers suffer from velocity loss more […]

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American Derringer in 10mm Auto, a hideout with a bite

American Derringer in 10mm Auto, a hideout with a bite First, a little history. The term derringer is a misspelling of the last name of Henry Deringer due to Remington holding the trademark on Henry Derringer’s name. Henry Derringer was a 19th-century gunsmith that specialized in pocket guns. Originally Henry Deringer’s handgun was a single […]

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