Burning Powder

By Lt. Col. Douglas B. Wesson

Originally published in 1938
Reprinted here in its entirety by Sportsman’s Vintage Press, edited and optimized for web viewing.
Douglas Wesson with Moose from 357 Magnum

Lt. Col. Douglas B. Wesson with skull of Moose shot by him with S&W “.357” Magnum Revolver. Yellowstone River, Wyoming. October 1935. (Click to Enlarge)

CONTENTS

Foreword
Introduction
Revolver and Pistol Clubs
Arms
Loading and Handling
Instructions in Shooting
Records
Double-Action, Ultra-Speed and Flying Target Shooting with Revolvers by Ed McGivern
Practical Police Training by Ed McGivern
Double-Action Revolver Shooting by John D. Leppert
The S&W .357 Magnum
Hand-Arm Accuracy
United States Revolver Association Records and Rules
National Rifle Association Ranges and Rules
Flash From Nome, Alaska

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