Volume 22, Number 5 August 2014


The Taurus 85VTA View is a new take on the classic Old West derringer. The Colt Single Action Army Peacemaker is an Old West icon, but it’s not the only one. Equally popular, and maybe more so, was the two-shot derringer. That model could be found everywhere, from a lawman’s vest pocket or a shopkeeper’s apron to, famously, up a gambler’s sleeve. These guns offered only two shots, accuracy was poor, and the rimfire cartridges of the day lacked power. Nevertheless, they had one overriding advantage—they were the smallest pistol available and could always be discreetly at hand. The new… [Read More]