In the early 1970s Ruger developed his Six series wheelguns
, a family that included the Security-Six, Speed-Six and Service-Six.
While researching this article I discovered that Remington actually offers this very load in their Performance Wheelgun
line tailored to Cowboy Action shooting.
One of the primary reasons silhouette shooters of the 1970s and '80s so loved these wheelguns
is they came equipped with really good triggers, and this newest iteration is no exception.
Caption: Nighthawk Custom's middle-of-the-road wheelgun
offering is this Mongoose, a more traditional .357 Mangum with full lug barrel and a brass bead front sight.
How can a mag that largely deals with handguns put out an issue that ignores the interests of owners, collectors and shooters of the wheelgun
? And why have you not discussed the fastest and most accurate man to ever thumb-rack the hammer of a single-action revolver (Bill Munden)?
No, Ruger isn't introducing a new wheelgun
. This .38 is the product of a partnership with PolyCase, unveiling Ruger's first foray into ammunition.
Fast-forwarding to the present, prior to writing this column on my old wheelgun
, I hadn't fired it in some 15 years--a travesty, I know.
At the entry level, the Fobus holster is very popular for wheelgun
and semiauto, and their magazine pouches are excellent.
Nevertheless, it was that venerable wheelgun
that was the ancestral namesake of the newest series of Military & Police duty weapons.
We have policeman who have shot nothing but 9mms because that's what they're issued; bird hunters who have never shouldered anything but a 12-gauge because they've no need to do otherwise; and we even have modern-day "frontiersmen" who never even thought of owning a gun until they witnessed the spectacle of Cowboy Action Shooting and the blazing speed at which an old single-action wheelgun
can be employed
So I spent some quality wheelgun
time and soon found a few of the younger fellows watching.
Moon clips allow this rebated-rim cartridge to work in a wheelgun