170,000 rounds without any issues. That’s how hardcore the original MR73s were tested, and with red-hot European .357 Magnum ammo at that. Until 2021, new manufactured MR73s were extremely rare, and their owners tended to treat them like museum pieces, instead of fighting handguns. When we set out to review the MR73, the goal wasn’t to tell you how accurate it is, or how beautifully it’s put together, but rather to run it hard and see what happens. Shoot fast, reload fast, slam metal into metal chasing sub 0.20 splits.
The Manurhin line of revolvers, and specifically the MR73 have a legendary reputation. Their association with the elite counter-terrorist unit GIGN and incredible durability are the main driving factors for that status; which was enhanced by their relative scarcity in the United States. Now, with new manufactured Manurhin MR73 revolvers available in greater quantities than ever before in the US market, we have the opportunity to explore what goes into Making the Manurhin, and how the materials and manufacturing process combine to create what is widely regarded as the greatest double-action revolver of all time.
The United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA for short) is a popular sport that combines the accuracy of a pistol shooting match with the speed and action of a foot race and mixes in a fair amount of strategy and planning as well.
With the rapidly growing interest in shotguns for home defense, tactical use, and 3-Gun competition, buckshot loads are back in the spotlight and in demand! Until these trends took over, interest in buckshot was waning.
Repetitions make the master, short-handle for the fact that if you want to have a good dog during hunting season, then start your seasonal training in the spring. A perfect world has us working dogs all year long, and ideally we'd spend summers training in the cool, Northern climates.