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Oct/Nov 2023 Issue: On the Cover


Kimber recognizes the popularity of concealed-carry revolvers, and the new K6XS double-action-only .38 is proof positive of that.

Handguns Oct/Nov 2023 Issue
(Michael Anschuetz photo)

I have a theory that I probably stole from somewhere. It is that the era of the combat revolver began when a handful of Texas Rangers armed with Colt Patersons defeated a numerically superior Comanche war party at the Battle of Walker’s Creek in June 1844. It ended on a suburban Miami street in April 1986 when a group of FBI agents found themselves outgunned by a deadly pair of bank robbers.

That shootout and its aftermath led to a sea change in firearms and ammunition for law enforcement use. Within a few years, the faithful revolver was soon a rarity in any lawman’s holster. That trend soon spilled over to the civilian side, but three decades later revolvers are experiencing a resurgence in popularity.

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More Inside This Issue:

HEAD HONCHO By J. Scott Rupp

Ruger's new Super Wrangler, which offers both .22 LR and .22 Magnum cylinders, is the gun a lot of single-action fans have been waiting for.

THE SNAKE KILLER By Brad Fitzpatrick

Korth's new Mongoose, imported by Nighthawk Custom, is a top-of-theline double-action .357 that can be had in a carry-friendly version.


Shadow Systems has made a name for itself in the world of Glock clones, and the new CR920P Elite is a winner of a 9mm semiauto.

FAN OF STEEL By Richard Nance

Take your defensive handgun training to the next level by including steel targets in your practice.

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