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By Massad F. Ayoob

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After the 1st variation of Greatest Handguns of the World, writer Massad Ayoob cringed at leaving such a lot of nice weapons at the cutting-room flooring, and readers clamored for his or her favorites that did not make the cut.

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And so, one bright day at the national sporting goods wholesalers’ show, where the firearms industry congregated annually before SHOT appeared and became their very own trade show, Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan got together. As they separately confirmed later, they approached top executives of Remington with their idea and extracted a promise that Remington would manufacture the ammo – in a rip-roaring full Magnum round for sportsmen, and in a more sedate loading for law enforcement – if Bill and Elmer could find someone who would make the gun.

41 Magnum of yesteryear, there are multiple, striking parallels. I wrote about it in the article that follows, as handgun editor of Guns magazine. It appeared in my column there in 2008, and in this book on page 26. 41 Magnum revolver and cartridge had been to make a better police gun. We’ve explored in depth above why that didn’t work out. 41’s role in the outdoor sports, where it fared much better. 5-inch barrel as an option to the 4-inch, came out three months before the fixed sight, four-inch Model 58 service gun.

The “thumb-cock before you fire each shot” element of the single action Ruger Blackhawk revolver’s manual of arms keeps that from happening. 41 Magnums available; the caliber has experienced something of a renaissance thanks to its enthusiasts. 41 Magnums from the S&W catalogue, today that company makes retro “Classic” models in both Model 57 and Model 58 homage, the stainless adjustable sight Model 657, and even the little Model 357. The latter gun’s sobriquet confuses people. 357 Magnum, but a scaled down clone of the Model 57 with the super-light construction of modern metallurgy that demands a “3” prefix in Smith & Wesson’s numerical modeling code.

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