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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Notes: This is a comprehensive, in-depth study of Sixgun revolvers, primarily used in the wild west during from the mid s to the early s.
Originally written in , now revised and updated, the author was considered the foremost living authority in the field as well as an undisputed expert in actual use, having "lived through" the last days of this period. Contain Notes: This is a comprehensive, in-depth study of Sixgun revolvers, primarily used in the wild west during from the mid s to the early s. Contains extensive text, numerous close-up photos, advice on quick-draw, gun tricks, gun fighting, repair, sighting, reloading and much more.
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind book! Introduction Excerpt For 40 years I have almost never been out of easy reach of a good sixgun. Thirty years I spent in the saddle, packing, punching cows and breaking saddle broncs. The sixgun was worn just as regularly as my pants and many times was much more important to my existance. It pulled me out of several tight scrapes with wild horses, wilder cattle and some big game. Though I have witnessed several gun fights, have had guns pulled on me and have been shot at several times, I have have never had to use my gun on a man.
Several times it was touch-and-go and perhaps only the current knowledge that I was both fast and accurate with a sixgun saved me from being embroiled Thirty-six years have passed sine J. Fitzgerald and I demonstrated quick-draw in the W. My first pistol articles were published then and through the years Publishers Description It is now more than fifty years since Elmer Keith developed a keen interest in handguns.
His boyhood mentors were Indian fighters, vigilantes, lawmen and gun fighters of a passing frontier. As the decades became a part of the past, Elmer Keith was recognized as a great shot on the range and in the field, and the leading pistol and revolver authority in the land.
It is very likely that he has burned more powder than any man living today. Extensive experiments were conducted in arms design and with ammunition Get A Copy. Hardcover , 2nd Edition , pages.
More Details Original Title. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Especially those who like older handguns. Shelves: firearms. A terrific book. It is still very informative despite the fact that it is fifty-six years old and contains useful information on everything from shooting techniques to care and maintanence.
Some of it is dated and some of his ideas are not politically correct in , but the book is very readable. In addition it is now a great historical book. Elmer Keith is considered to be the creator or at least one of the creators of the 44 Magnum load and is a legend in the American gun-culture. He's b A terrific book. He's been dead now for twenty-seven years so his books have become primary source material. It gives you a look at a different time.
Highly recommended. Finding it will take some effort and it won't be cheap, but you won't regret buying it. An excellent edition for any shooting library. Sep 04, Clay Eshom rated it it was amazing. A nice compilation of the history of the handgun, it begins with how and where they were developed in our Nation intermingled with historical significance.
It then takes us through how to shoot, teach others to shoot, and development of modern firearms and the high pressure loads for them. Elmer Keith is considered one of the main sources of information when researching hand gunning and remains so to this day.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Elmer Keith. Elmer Keith. Elmer Keith was an Idaho rancher, firearms enthusiast, big game hunter and firearms writer. Among the many handgun and rifle loads that he helped to develop the two most famous would have to the 44 magnum and 41 magnum.
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