Taurus 905

[Review] Taurus 905: 9mm Snubby

“Why in the world would someone want a REVOLVER, of all things, in 9mm?” I hear you ask. To which I reply, “Because! Why not?” With 9mm being the most popular concealed carry caliber now, why not? Not everyone who carries a concealed gun carries a semi-auto…there are still two or three of us out here that like revolvers. Given the popularity and effectiveness of today’s 9mm round, it only makes sense to stuff it into a revolver’s cylinder. After all, it isn’t exactly new to shoot an autoloading cartridge in a revolver.

A Look Back

As the saying goes (paraphrased), “this ain’t the rimless cartridge’s first rodeo in a revolver.” OK, so that’s not quite what I had in mind, but my point is this…rimless, semi-auto cartridges have been fired in wheel guns for many years.

The 1917 Revolvers

A good example of a revolver adapted to shoot a rimless cartridge originally designed for a semi-auto pistol are the Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers, model 1917. The guns were very similar, with 5.5-inch barrels, a six-shot cylinder and a trigger pull that, to put it in the best light, would obviate accidental discharges. Some of the triggers were so heavy it took two men and a boy to pull them. I tried a S&W revolver once and had to put my trigger finger in traction when I was through with it. Well… maybe not that bad but the double-action pull was …very… stiff. Just the thing for a muddy battlefield. The major difference between the Colt and S&W guns (except for trademark cylinder rotation, basic gun shape and cylinder releases) was that the S&W had a shoulder machined into the chambers for the rimless cartridge to headspace on. But, you still had to poke the empties out one at a time, with no rim to catch the extractor star. Back to the war…here’s the story:

Colt 1917
Colt 1917

As those of us who passed junior-level U.S. History, we know that World War I started in 1914. America was a little late to that dance in France and didn’t get involved until 1917, which turned out to be the closing 18 or 19 months of that war. Even so, we girded our loins mightily and started sending thousands of men (and more than a few women) “over there.” Armed with the excellent 1903 Springfield and the .30-06 cartridge, our boys were well-armed. Plus, the addition of the then-almost-new Colt 1911 .45 ACP semi-auto pistol complemented the small arms inventory. But, there was a glitch…we didn’t have enough of that pistol to equip all the troops who needed it. So, the powers that be decided to issue revolvers, from both Colt and Smith and Wesson, chambered in .45 ACP to aid in commonality of ammo for supply purposes (not to mention its well-respected power factor).

To Rim, Or Not To Rim?

The only problem was how to eject the fired cases. True revolver cases have a rim for the extractor “star” to grab, which the rimless .45 auto case lacks. So, instead of expecting the boys (in the heat of combat) to fire six rounds and then find a convenient stick with which to poke the empties out of the chambers, a new method was needed. There had to be a better way. There was. Invented and patented by Smith and Wesson (but used legally by Colt, thanks to the Army’s pressuring of S&W), the half-moon clip was the answer. Called half-moon because of their half-circle shape, these little metal clips saved the day. Once all six shots were fired, the shooter opened the cylinder and pushed the ejector rod which kicked out both half-moon clips at the same time with their empty cases attached. These clips were difficult to load and to remove the fired cases from, so they came to the combat theater pre-loaded with three .45 auto rounds. All our intrepid doughboy had to do was to drop two clips into the cylinder, close said cylinder, and blast away. Open cylinder, extract/eject moon clips, repeat.

Half-moon clips
Half-moon clips

The clips solved the problem. And, after WWII, an ingenious engineer at S&W (Naomi Alan) devised the full-moon clip – variations of which are still in use to this day in 9mm revolvers and others, including the one we’re reviewing. The 1917 revolvers were used again in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They lasted past that era in the inventories of some smaller country’s armories. The 1917 revolvers are still popular today with civilian shooters and collectors. Enter the .45 Auto Rim in 1920, which was just a .45 ACP case with a small rim added. That gave the gun makers (especially S&W) the impetus to design large, target revolvers built around it. With the rim, the case behaved like any other revolver case. Those S&W guns were top-notch, the ammo accurate – these revolvers were used on many target circuits and command a really nice premium on the used gun market.

There have been many different revolvers that used moon clips. Today, the 9mm cartridge is more popular than ever. Some shooters, most notably Jerry Miculek, use the round for competition. Jerry can empty his S&W model 929 8-shot revolver into a target in about the time it takes for you to blink your eyes twice. (He’s also shot that gun for the record at 1,000 yards, which boggles my mind). In terms of a gun for concealed carry, the 9mm round is still pretty much king. And now, small-frame revolver fans can have the best of both of those worlds: potent 9mm defense ammo and a five-shot snubby. Enter the Taurus 905.

BONUS OFFER: Get your free shooting range targets to print at home!

Get your free targets to print at home!

Subscribe to our newsletter and get gun deals, educational content, hand's on reviews and news on law changes!

The Company And Its Reputation

Before we get into the specifics of this revolver, be aware that I have owned (or own) and reviewed several Taurus guns. If you are interested in the history of Taurus, please read my review of the Taurus Spectrum .380 – I go into some detail about the company. This company, Taurus, is an interesting one. I have owned many Taurus/Rossi/Heritage Manufacturing guns over the years. (The other two companies are owned by Taurus). My experience has been, on the whole, good. That is not to say that I have not had run-ins with their customer service, or what passed for that, in the past. I once had a PT1911 in for repairs that seemed to be geared to a calendar based on glacier years. But, I had to return my Spectrum .380 for a spring and the wait time was much shorter. I will say that, of all the Taurus guns I’ve owned, I’ve only had to send those two back. (And, technically, the Spectrum didn’t have a problem – they just wouldn’t sell me a recoil spring from their website. That’s about to change, I think…read on).

A New Leaf?

So, it was with some interest that I read this communication from the CEO of Taurus, Bret Voorhees that I received April 29 in my email. Here it is…

To Our Customers,

As the new President and CEO of the Taurus companies here in the U.S.A., I want to address an issue our companies are currently facing and reassure you of the efforts going into improving our customer service.

It became very apparent to me that we are not meeting our goal to provide world-class customer service to those of you who have put your trust in our products. My intention is to fix that, so if the situation does come up where you must utilize one of our firearm’s warranty, that we take care of you in a way that leaves a lasting positive impression about our companies.

[It goes on to say how they are going to work hard to regain the shooter’s trust. I have quoted the important part to show how Taurus is trying to up its game. It is signed:]

Bret Vorhees
President and CEO of Taurus Holdings, Inc.

If even a part of this comes to pass, Taurus’s reputation should rise among shooters. Of course, it’s like when I say I need to lose 40 pounds – wouldn’t I look & feel great – but I haven’t done it yet. My reality is that I am still overly large and nothing changes until I change. We will keep an eye on Taurus and see if the weight really comes off, so to speak.

Having said that, let’s look at the gun they sent me to review, the 9mm model 905 2-inch snubby. To start off with, here are its specifications, from the Taurus website and my measurements…

Frame sizeSmall
Capacity5 rds
Action typeDA/SA
Trigger pull weightsSA: 3 lbs 10.6 oz, DA: 9 lbs 15.6 oz (measured, avg.)
Caliber9mm Luger
Height4.40"
Width1.40" (measured, 1.388” across cylinder)
Weight21.00 oz.
Barrel legth2.00"
Overall length6.50"
Front sightFixed, measured .129” width
Rear sightFixed, measured .129” width
SafetyTransfer Bar
MSRP$530.63

I own a Taurus .38 Spl. Snubby, the model 85 Ultralite. I carry that gun a lot. The main difference between my gun and the 905 (besides the caliber) would be the fact that the 905 uses a steel frame and my ultralight’s frame is aluminum. The weight difference is noticeable but not a deal-killer. It might be a little heavy for pocket carry, but I found that there are nice holsters available for J-frame-size snubbys. That is an advantage – a holster for a S&W J-frame fits the Taurus 85. There are many holsters available for the 905, as well. The only difference is the fraction of an inch width addition for the 5-round 9mm cylinder of the 905 (1.388”), versus the 5-rounder of the.38 Spl. 85 series (1.348”).

Taurus 85 cylinder width
Model 85 cylinder width
Taurus 905 cylinder width
Model 905 cylinder width

So, carry is definitely an option. I have a holster, an inexpensive IWB number with a steel clip, that fits both easily. A J-frame holster, made for that series of guns that have a cylinder width of 1.3”, should fit with no problems.

Taurus 85 vs Taurus 905
Model 85 (top); Model 905, bottom. Note the different logos on the side plate.

The Gun

Let’s look at some photos I took of the 905, with appropriate commentary…

Taurus 905 left side
Gun, profile. Note the “bull” logo on the grips – it’s smaller than before.

Taurus 905 right side

Taurus 905 front sight
Front and rear sights. The post and the notch each measured .129” wide.

Taurus 905 rear sight

Taurus 905 grip
The grip is very comfortable.

It’s apparent that a lot of thought went into its design. Note the texturing – good in all the right places. Plus, like several other similar grips, it covers all the backstrap. That’s important with a little kicker like this gun is…it bucks pretty good with factory 9mm ammo so a little padding over the backstrap is appreciated.

Taurus 905 cylinder open
The open cylinder.

The grip almost clears speedloaders – I had to whittle on my 85’s rubber grip to provide more clearance and this one is practically the same size as the 85’s. I also like the cylinder releases’ shape. Speaking of loading the cylinder (and extracting fired cases), here’s what happens when you don’t look through the gun’s box thoroughly when you first shoot this gun…

Taurus 905 extractor no star

I knew this was going to happen, since I didn’t see any moon clips in the box. Imagine my surprise when I discovered these…

Taurus 905 full moon clips
…five full-moon clips.

THAT’s more like it. What this proves is that I am too impulsive and want to get right to the shooting part without thoroughly examining the box it came in. Heck, I was ready with a handy stick to poke the empties out…Moral of the story, always look through everything that comes with a gun (or TV, or car, or…you get it). You can order extras from Taurus – they are $21.99 for five of them. This would speed up reloading this gun a lot. I could see carrying several of these clips on your person if you carried this little gun for self-defense. At least it is very easy to place rounds in the clip and then to remove the empty cases. Now…let’s shoot this thing!

BONUS OFFER: Get your free shooting range targets to print at home!

Get your free targets to print at home!

Subscribe to our newsletter and get gun deals, educational content, hand's on reviews and news on law changes!

Shooting This Little Beast

I know some folks who can’t shoot 9mm autoloaders because they kick too much. Go figure. I admit I have a small problem shooting full-bore defensive ammo through a light, little gun like the Kahr CM-9 I used to own…it liked to jump around. This revolver does tend to want to bite the hand that holds it, but it’s not too bad. You just have to grip ‘er tight and show it who’s boss. When shooting revolvers, I like to place my offhand thumb in the web between my shooting hand’s thumb and forefinger. I press down and this tends to hold guns down in recoil some. (I know, it isn’t the same “thumbs-forward” grip I use with semi-autos but I’ve done it for years and it works).

Held properly, the gun doesn’t rise much in recoil, but it does come straight back pretty quickly. When you figure that the cartridge that most snubbies are known for (the .38 Special) has an average pressure of around 17K – 21K pounds, it’s no wonder that this 9mm kicks a bit. 9mm pressures tend to hover around 35K (the same neighborhood that the .357 Magnum lives in). This provides a pretty decent “thump” in your hand. Even so, it was fun to shoot. I shot three different factory loads through it – good ol’ Winchester White Box, CCI Blazer Brass and a new one to me, Fiocchi 9mm. All bullets were 115 grain, and velocities hovered between 1000-1100 f.p.s. Here are some targets:

target shot with fiocchi
Fiocchi.

This was interesting ammo. It was sent to me to try, something for which I’m grateful. It is made in the USA, and seems to be very high-quality ammo. They don’t make just .22 ammo anymore…I got samples in 9mm, .380, .45 ACP, and 6.5 Creedmoor. I’m anxious to try the rest of it. This isn’t the tightest group I’ve ever shot, but it’s representative of the breed. This load averaged 1014 f.p.s. out of the Taurus’ 2-inch barrel.

target shot with blazer
Blazer Brass.

With its reloadable case, this bargain ammo does alright. It shot a bit high, but all in all it performed fine. It clocked at 1034 f.p.s.

target shot with winchester
Winchester.

I’ve read forums where this load, the famous “Winchester White Box”, was greatly disparaged in terms of reliability and accuracy. I don’t see it. Granted, this isn’t a one-hole group, but I’d sure hate to be on the receiving end of my very first shot with this gun – the hole in the middle of the target. This ammo went out the barrel at 1052 f.p.s., not bad.

To Sum Up

Looking for a new 9mm? Don’t need uber-capacity? Looking for something a little different? Check out this gun. Taurus sells a bunch of 9mm revolvers – folks who carry snubbies tend to like the increased 9mm power factor that is something on the order of around three times that for an average .38 Special load, a caliber that practically owns the snubby market. Also, if you carry specialized loads in your snubby, you bring even more power into play. (Look up NovX 65-grain 9mm ammo as an example). I’ve heard many shooters disparage the .357 in a snubby due to its ferocious recoil, flash and blast. Well, you can get almost that level of performance from your little 2-incher without taking your hand off at the elbow (some say this happens with that .357) because of recoil. Personally, I tend to shy away from the hard-kickers the older I get. I could see carrying something like this model 905 though, just because of that increased power factor over the .38. The recoil wasn’t that bad when I shot it – I could get used to it, for sure.

If you want to try something different, pick up a 905. Let us know what you think in the comments below. And, as always, stay safe!

Total
0
Shares
17 comments
  1. Hi Mike, hey I like all your articles. Now this is very interesting about Taurus 9 MM. I say why not. I love 9 MM. My old duty weapon is a Taurus PT 92 FS of which I have owned since 1994. Never had an issue with it, I could always count on it at anytime. Taurus builds a good firearm. I also own a Beretta 22 LR semi-auto / 15 rd. with rail mount tach & green laser set up. Good target pistol. Never missed a beat. Taurus & Beretta out of the same family kind of sorta. My opinion good stuff. Keep up the good work Mike always enjoy your articles.
    Thanks Jim

    1. Jim, thanks for the kind words. Glad your PT92 has worked so well for you. Some guys prefer that to the original because the safety is not on the slide. It was built under license, so it’s a full legal copy. Anyway, thanks for writing!

  2. Ruger has been making a 9mm Revolver in at least 2 Models for years. The SP101 and more recently the GP100.

    A while back Taurus announced the 692 Multi-Caliber revolver, capable of changing calibers from .38 Spl. +P/+P+/.357 Mag. to 9 mm Luger with a simple swap of the cylinder. Available in two barrel lengths—3” for everyday carry and 6.5” for home defense—both have a seven-round capacity.

    IF I am going to carry a revolver I would prefer it to be multiple caliber example .357 Magnum and .38 Special allowing for .38+P and +P+
    “Beefing up the Power” over the standard .38 Special..
    How does the 9mm stack up/compare to .38 Special +P and +P+ loads? Then there are 9mm +P and +P+ loads to consider that IF the weapon can handle such loads safely.
    LAPD among others INCLUDING the US Military were using HOT subgun ammo meant for HKMP-5s for Operators to make head shots at 100 Yards/Meters in their EDC Berettas 9mm handguns.
    Catastrophic weapon failure resulted

    The second thing I prefer is for the revolver NOT have an external hammer allowing it to be fired through a jacket pocket or a woman’s purse for examples. Most Semi-autos will jam on the clothing or other items in a woman’s purse if fired in such manner.

    Certain .380 ACP loads will outperform the standard .38 Special. So we know the standard .38 Special Standard RNL or Copper Jacketed Ball
    are not usually a good stopping/self defense round when compared to various other bullet designs in other calibers but using .38 Special +P/+P+ in firearms that can handle such ammo safely turns such comparison into a whole new ballgame

    There is/was the Medusa that could fire numerous .357/ 9mm Caliber rounds . This from Wiki and while I would desire another source it does seem to explain the Medusa.

    I am not by any means attacking or putting down this revolver.

    I am suggesting that one ask yourself “WHY limit yourself to a single caliber in ONE firearm…..Especially when all ammo can be hard to find?
    By having such option of calibers makes it more likely you will find something to use and be able to shoot..

    BTW is there any chance of you being able to do a review on this revolver??
    Definitely an interesting development in the World of Firearms.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBx8D2NgvNo

    1. Bingo, you make some good points. I like the .38/.357 aspect as well, and I know about Ruger’s 9mm revolvers. I just wanted to let folks know that there was a 9mm revolver alternative in a carry size that was available now. As for the +P+ ammo, I know of no manufacturer that recommends that. +P+ is not recognized by SAAMI to the best of my knowledge. It can be too capricious and inconsistent which can result, as you said above, in catastrophic weapon failure. The military can do what they want, but as for this civvie, I’ll stick to +P. I did look at the You Tube link – interesting concept! The problem in getting one to test is that one-off makers of a new gun (at least in all the past times I’ve tried) can’t send one to test for whatever reason so I have to stick to more mainstream manufacturers for samples. It is an interesting gun, though. I really appreciate your comments – thanks for writing!

    1. Dave, if you can find one, I’ve seen them as low as about $320. Not trying to talk you into one by any means, just wanted to get the price thing straight for others that might read this. It lists for a tad over $500 so the lower price isn’t bad. It IS beefier than a .38 snubby, but it has to be…it operates at almost twice the pressure as a .38 (not +P). I appreciate you writing – thanks for your comment.

  3. Mike, I always enjoy your in-depth reviews. First, Mr. Voorhees has his work cut out for him. Taurus has a poor reputation for customer service predicated on years of inability to turn around warranty repairs in timely fashion, and also in some instances to complete repairs properly (this is the voice of experience talking). They also have been historically immune to customer attempts to communicate by phone. On the positive side, it seems the quality of Taurus firearms is improving. For example, the G3 that you have previously reviewed, and the 692 multi-caliber 7 shot revolver (I own these handguns), both of which appear to be solid performers. As for the 905 revolver, this is not a compelling product to me. If one is going to sacrifice capacity for power, that is one thing. But the raft of quality sub-compact semi-autos in 9mm (Ruger LCP and EC9, Glock 43, Walther PPS, Mossberg SC1, Springfield Hellcat, Sig 365, etc.) that can be obtained for less money than the 905, with high capacity models costing perhaps $150 more, makes the value proposition of this revolver questionable, at least to me. To my mind, the the analysis has always been power vs. capacity. For instance, I own a Taurus Model 605, a 2″ snubbie revolver that chambers 5 rounds of .357 magnum. I have had this revolver for over a decade with nary a problem. It currently sells in the $279-$300 range. Between the 905 and the 605, I’d choose the latter every time. If I want a handgun that chambers 9mm in a subcompact frame, there are a plethora of semi-auto choices available, all of which hold (even in single stack models) at least 2-3 more cartridges than the 905. However, I can justify selecting the 5 round 605 .357 magnum in lieu of a 9mm of higher capacity, opting for power over the number of chambered cartridges. I’m a wheel-gun fan, but when I conceal carry a revolver, it is in .327 Federal Magnum, .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum, or even .44 Magnum. Those cartridges are all significantly more powerful than .380, 9mm, and .45acp (though 10mm comes in at the very low end of .41 mag ballistics). No revolver is going to chamber 18 rounds of ammo like a full-size 9mm semi-auto. But there is that trade-off again; power vs. capacity. That is why I’m perplexed over consumers who buy revolvers that chamber semi-auto cartridges. It appears to me to be the worst of both worlds. Less powerful rounds, and limited capacity.

    1. John, excellent comments. I read your post with great interest. I do agree with you on most points. The thing about a 9mm carry revolver is that some folks are “9mm or nothing” and are always looking for new guns in which to carry their favorite round. For some folks, this gun could be the best of both worlds, especially someone who has a lot a wheelgun experience but really likes the availability and wide variety of 9mm ammo out there. I reviewed this gun to show people that there was a carry gun chambered in 9mm that wasn’t a semiauto, to expand horizons. And, you are right when you talk about power vs. capacity – that’s always going to be an argument that rears its head when you’re deciding on what gun to buy. Thanks for your comments, really appreciated them!

  4. Great article once more Mike! I had a 1917 S&W army it shot well, that lead me to the combo blackhawk 45acp/45 colt that I really enjoy. I think this revolver makes sense due to the availability of ammo giving you a chance to shoot alot. Hopefully they do imrove there CS, 4 month’s and counting and still no parts for my TX 22 no emails. I do send them a email every week just in case maybe someone can help me.
    I do wonder why the .38 special round doesn’t seem to be improved by the new powders and bullets like .380 9mm ?

    1. Douglas, I do think the .38 has shown improvement with newer components…the Hornady Critical Defense load, along with some of the specialty brands, shows promise. I too have a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt/ACP and really like it. It took a large doe off her feet at about 100 yards. Too bad about your TX22 – what broke on it? Just curious. Thanks for writing!

      1. Mike, the guide rod assembly spring srarted to crack out the end of the guide rod and the spring started to over ride and started to get into the alum slide pocket on the muzzle end of the slide, I don’t have a problem with the part going bad, it seems be impossible to get a call to them, I registered the issue on line back in January and got a few excuses in the form of emails. Now we are pushing the end of May and still after emails to them I get nothing. So I am starting, to say the least no a happy camper, this gun has awesome potential! But they are losing Me, they must improve. That said Mike, I have been reloading for 35 years and always relish your articles. you my friend are the reason I am starting to cast my own bullets!!! Mid 50’s and my new endeavour has me excited like a kid!

      2. Plus the barrel has sooo much chatter, I tried to smooth it out with JB but it leads up like a mo fo

        1. Douglas, first, great that you’re getting into bullet casting! It’s exciting for me to hear that YOU are excited about this, Next step: powder coating! Ha, just something else to keep you busy. It is pretty easy and cheap. Just curious – whose bullet molds are you using? If you have a friendly tire shop nearby, you should have a supply of wheel weights. Just sort ’em out – keep only the lead ones. As for the Taurus, too bad you’re getting the run-around. Is there anyone locally who could polish the inside of your barrel? Hopefully their “new” direction will improve customer relations. They can’t get much worse… Thanks for writing again!

  5. Great article,a few points:
    1. It wasn’t just 1911’s American forces didn’t have enough of, I believe the rechameberd 1917 Enfield was more commonly carried than the 03 Springfield.
    2. Fiocchi makes ammo in a number of calibers, I have a box of 6.5 Swede I haven’t managed to shoot.
    3. I don’t know about Winchester white box being inaccurate or not, my problem with it the last time I bought some (2 boxes, 2 different calibers) was that it was absolutely filthy, dirtiest ammo I’ve ever shot. Actually fouled a revolver so badly I had to stop shooting it and give it a thorough cleaning. To be fair, this was back during the great ammo shortage, phase one, so QC may have slipped.

    1. Steve, some good points. I’d forgotten about the Enfield – you are right, the 03s were in short supply also. Fiocchi is definitely in the ammo business – I’m looking forward to getting more to test. And, the WWB ammo does tend to be a bit dirty, but I haven’t noticed it being overly so, guess it depends on the lot. Thanks for writing!

  6. Great article! Just wanted to throw in my $.02 worth concerning Taurus’ customer service. I own 3 Taurus handguns, a PT-111 G2, a Model 66 and a Raging Bull 444. All have worked flawless for years until lately. My 444 developed a slight timing issue. This was my first time dealing with Taurus customer support. I’d heard the horror stories of being on hold for hours and repairs taking months, so with more than a little trepidation I reached out to customer service. My call was answered by a machine but I had the option to hold or leave a call back number. I chose the 2nd option and was pleasantly surprised when they called me back less than 15 minutes later. It was determined that the 444 needed to be sent in for work. I did have to buy the FedEx shipping label but was informed shipping back to me would be covered. No FFL was needed as they ship it right to your doorstep (signature required). The gun arrived at the GA facility and to my delight was repaired in 2 days’ time, so maybe, just maybe Mr. Vorhees is following through.
    Back on the topic of the 905, I wouldn’t mind picking 1 up. I’m torn between this and the 605 mainly because of ammo supply.

    1. LT, great news. I was hoping that they would step up their CS and it sounds like it’s working. I’m assuming they fixed the timing issue? Thanks for your comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts
Fiocchi Ammo boxes
Read More

[Review] Fiocchi Ammo

Quick – I say “Fiocchi ammo” and you come back with: “_____!” OK…let me fill in the blank. You might say ”They make some great .22 rimfire ammo!”, or “Not bad for being made in Italy!” (Speaking of Italy, I’ve heard different pronunciations of “Fiocchi” – for the record, it’s fee-OH-key). You would be correct ... Read more
A close up shot of the Remington 700 trigger
Read More

The Remington 40-X Rifle

On 6 March 2013, Merle “Mike” Walker passed away at the age of 101 years old. A renowned engineer at Remington Arms for 37 years, Mike is credited for several designs of Remington’s bolt action rifles including the Rem m700, Rem m721, and Rem m722. Additionally, he held numerous patents for trigger designs, and he ... Read more

Talk to me

Hi! I'm Mike, one of the oldest writer of Sniper Country! If you have any feedback or question about my articles, please submit it here, it's always appreciated!

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

Claim your targets for free (worth $99)!

Join 212,000 avid gun enthusiasts and claim your print-at-home shooting drills. Receive exclusive gun deals once a week and all our great reviews right in your inbox.