Watch: Top Five Iconic American Handguns


Watch: Top Five Iconic American Handguns

Handguns are often a hot topic among shooters, and even many folks who have never even touched one. Sometimes I think there are more differing opinions than there are gun owners! And when it comes to “iconic” guns, that holds as true as ever. Watch as Paul Harrell fires and discusses his five favorite iconic American handguns.

They include:

  1. S&W Model 10 38 Special double action revolver
  2. S&W Model 36 38 Special double action revolver (“Chief’s Special”)
  3. S&W Model 29 44 Rem Mag double action revolver
  4. Colt 1911A1 45 ACP semi-automatic pistol
  5. Colt Single Action Army 45 Colt single action revolver

As a bonus, he takes a moment to demonstrate a fast way to get 6 more shots when your revolver runs dry.

Make sure you’re paying attention at the 7:40 mark, when he demonstrates how most folks perceive the power of the 44 Magnum.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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