The Wheels Keep Turning

Long before the Glock 19 there was already a legendary firearm named the Model 19. The first Registered Magnum or Combat Masterpiece to be later designated the Model 19 was a wheel gun. Revolvers have been in the background from the end of the 80’s till now, but being in the background isn’t always a bad thing.

The ubiquitous polymer and mass produced low end high capacity pistols found a footing with people looking for cheap alternatives to the forged and hand fitted firearms of the time. These plastic fantastic guns offered low cost coupled with higher capacity making it easier to get into shooting (also not a bad thing). Profits from lower cost production techniques meant that manufacturers shifted focus and marketing to increase that bottom line. Potential shooters that were previously excluded because of cost could now afford the latest striker fired pistols and the ammo they shot.

Wheel guns seemed to be at the end of their reign and relegated to the back of gun shops or Grandpa’s closet. Serious shooters and collectors kept on buying them but the geezer crowd seemed to get smaller and smaller as the years clicked by.

Things have been changing over the last 5 years with more and more young shooters buying revolvers for home protection, fun, power and accuracy. All things wheel guns excel at as it turns out! The media and advertising still push the plastic fantastic, it drives profits for both, but reality of shooting scenarios bear a different metric.

Everyone has a cousin or knows a vet that will be the expert of everything gun related, and who’s opinion is the only one that matters. The guy in that T.V. show I watch on youtube.com about everyday office work comes to mind here. The guys all think they are John Wick but If a revolver feels right for you then get a revolver.

Seeing the younger people asking for wheel guns these days makes me think there’s hope for the future yet. Having fun with wheel guns is an activity everyone can enjoy and they’ll teach you to be a better pistol shooter.

Don’t miss out because that old revolver isn’t in the latest installment of comic hero movie number 3, get some ammo and have some fun.

You’ll be glad you did!

Colt Family Of Single Action Pistols

It’s a family affair here at The Gun Room Inc., always has been, probably always will be. The Gun Room Inc.’s family is both literal and figurative, we are three generations and growing. All of our customers are also family here and quite a few of our fine firearms come from the very same customers in our ever growing family.

When It comes to Colt the family tree has roots in the beginning all the way to present. From first U.S. issue to modern versions of old classics The Gun Room Inc. has a Colt for you. Yes we sell other fine firearms besides Colt, but when you are talking single action you can’t have a serious discussion with out mentioning Colt and their legendary pistols.

When The Gun Room Inc.’s patriarch founded the company in the early 60’s he had no idea how big his family would grow but he did know a good pistol when he saw one. The Gun Room Inc. has been the Colt resource of Portland for over 50 years and as such has always had just what the aspiring collector was looking for. To see our ever changing collection of Colt single action pistols stop by our store on SE Foster Rd. and put a piece of history in your hand.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Rd.

Portland Oregon 97206

(503)777-3931

It’s Duck Season

If you haven’t been paying attention to Portland’s weather lately you’re probably missing out on some of the best duck hunting of the year. It’s been so good Shaun has been like a ghost around here and cases of shells are disappearing off of the shelves. If you don’t act soon the season will have passed and you will have missed out. Don’t be that person, you’ll regret it later. The Gun Room Inc. has your duck needs covered from the clothes that you need, the guns you covet, and shells by the case.

Ducks not your game? No problem The Gun Room Inc. has more guns in the store than most big box outlets have online in all their locations. We specialize in quality firearms, and are the Portland area’s exclusive Remington Custom Shop retailer.

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