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Texas Longhorn Arms

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Kookla, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Kookla

    Kookla Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Can't remember the first time I read about the fine guns from TLA, think it was an article by John Taffin- but man, I do recall drooling over the pictures. Graceful and beautiful are an apt terms I think to describe them. Does anyone here have any experience with these guns? What can you tell us about them? Thank you.
  2. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007

    I can remember reading articles and seeing photos (man, did I love those photos), in gun magazines like Guns and Ammo, Guns, and American Handgunner! In all of my travels to various gun shows over the years, I never had the good fortune of coming across one of these fine revolvers. Like you I would like to hear from someone who either owns one or has had some "right hand" time with one.
  3. BobWright

    BobWright Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    Memphis, Tennessee
    I never shot one, and only saw, and handled one. They were built backward for most shooters, but were finely made. Despite their claim, they were made for left handed shooters which accounts for a very small market.

    Bob Wright
  4. CraigC
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    CraigC Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    West Tennessee
    Agree with Bob. I've handled exactly three TLA's and that was last month in Texas. They are very finely made, although quite a few made it out with soft innards but that can be diagnosed and fixed. IMHO, the idea that the SAA was designed with the loading gate on the right side because Sam Colt was left-handed is pure myth. To me, the TLA's are left-handed guns and for that reason, I would never get along with one. I'd love to own one anyway but their collector status and lofty premium precludes that from happening.
  5. the Black Spot

    the Black Spot Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    central arkansas
    I am right handed and would love to have a SA with loading gate on left side! Make it easier for me anyway as i dont unload/load with the right hand.
    Taffins single action book has info on them.

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