A very happy Birthday.

I had a birthday a few weeks ago. Yay getting older!

Even with the Chinese ‘Bat Sandwich’ Flu, it was excellent. My parents came down, with individually wrapped hot dogs for Coney Island Hot Dogs (A Testerman Birthday tradition), sides, and cupcakes. We socially distanced ourselves on the front porch, and had an awesome time together for the first time in months.

But what really blew me away was this:

No, not the red 2020 Jeep Gladiator my wife got me. Although that was awesome as well and will eventually find it’s way from my daughters jewelry box and onto my work desk. (She keeps ‘treasures’ in her jewelry box, so we’re pretty honored she deemed it worthy of keeping there.)

But a new Ruger Bisley Blackhawk in .44 Special. Never fired, only slightly handled. 🙂

Wow, just wow.

So, the Bisley model gives it a nice curved hammer for one handed cocking, a different grip, and nicer trigger. And generally makes it more awesome both in appearance and from what I gather, in shooting as well.

Now, I’m not much of a revolver guy. The newer stuff that is.

The only one I own is a Ruger Wrangler in .22, and that’s a pretty new purchase of a few months ago for the kiddos to use. I’ve never really cared for the newer stuff, but the Single Action Army’s have always been something I’ve lusted for. Especially after doing so much writing about Cowboy guns.

And my parents delivered.

It’s sweet and I’m dying to shoot it.

Now I just need to try and find some ammo. :/

Author: Erik 'Tracer' Testerman

Erik Testerman is a Marine Corps grunt, a competitive shooter, and an admirer of fine arms and armaments. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his lovely wife, two rambunctious children, and a slobbery English Mastiff. To learn more about Erik Testerman and read samples of his work, visit http://GunPowderAndInk.blog

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