If you're a revolver enthusiast or self defense student, this is your home. You'll find a wide range of resources, from technical information to self-defense, all centered on the double-action revolver.
I'm a renowned revolversmith, writer, and self defense trainer who carries a revolver every day, competes with one, and teaches others how to use the wheelgun.
As a gunsmith, I specialize in the repair and customization of the classic double-action revolver. My goal is to provide you with a firearm that you'll be proud to show to your friends, and delighted to pass on to your children and your children's children.
Most gunsmiths work primarily on autoloaders, and do revolvers "on the side". I do revolvers, only revolvers, and that means I know them inside and out. Whether concealed carry or competition, a revolver is the handgun I personally use - you can trust that I truly know how to make it the best it can be!
If you're new to the site, please check the Library for a number of useful articles on the revolver, self defense, and much more. Of course, you'll find plenty of information under Gunsmithing too!
Check out the shopping tab, where you'll find books and videos that I personally recommend, along with my unique Revolver Liberation Alliance t-shirt - worn by such celebrities as Massad Ayoob!
Finally, don't forget my famous (and sometimes infamous) Blog - The Revolver Liberation Alliance. In it, I talk about shooting, gun rights, self defense, and - of course! - revolvers.
-=[ Grant ]=-
I learned the art of forming, machining, and polishing metal in my family’s jewelry business. As a teenager, I apprenticed to a Master Watch and Clockmaker, where I perfected my skills in precision workmanship. Through this I became accustomed to working on extremely complicated machinery, and with parts that need to be fitted down to 1/10,000 of an inch.
Years ago, I obtained a Colt revolver - my first. I wasn’t happy with the action, and looked for a qualified gunsmith to do the job. I was told that no one in my area would work on one, since they were “just too complicated.” In my mind a Colt couldn't be any more complicated than a watch, so I resolved to do the job myself, applying my skills and precision tooling to the arcane Colt action. Success!
Shortly thereafter I met Massad Ayoob, the famous trainer and head of the Lethal Force Institute, who handled some of my early Colt work and pronounced it to be "good". With his encouragement, I continued to refine my work. From there it grew!
Unlike some gunsmiths, I don’t have employees who do the work while I take the credit. I do it all, personally. I treat your gun like my own - I take the time to “play” with it, looking for the little things that always need attention. The “small stuff” can only be found by spending time with the gun, and are the things most gunsmiths simply gloss over. When I find those “little things” I correct them, and you wind up with the best revolver that I can possibly make!
This takes more time, and I don’t do “rush jobs” - but isn’t your revolver worth it?