Hogleg


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Hogleg

A large caliber revolver.
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NAA offers more than a dozen variations on their single action micro revolvers, whether you want an underlug tactical style gun (Black Widow), an old-west style micro hogleg (Sheriff) or something in-between.
I'd suggest this hypothetical hogleg should project more power than a .357 Magnum while packing 16 rounds onboard.
Today the standard Colt SAA is often referred to as the "hogleg"; in actuality this name was first applied to the Bisley because of its unusual grip frame shape.
Again, set a reasonable price for the old hogleg or goose gun for it to sell during this geological epoch.
After a day on the range with that hogleg strapped around your middle, you knew you were heeled, and so did anyone within eyeshot.
This here's mine ..." Whereupon he pulls out a .454 magnum (a massive appliance subsequently known at our camp as "the hogleg") and offers all comers the opportunity to take a shot at defenseless Walker Glacier.
Designed to punch big, gaping holes in Islamic terrorists, John Browning's classic hogleg was fairly ineffective against what is in essence a giant perambulating space turnip.
I tole her ah might hafta shoot ya once er twicet." That reminded me of him pokin' that hogleg into his truck and pulling it out again.
After checking prospects in L.A., it was time to get back home to Arizona, so my hogleg had been temporarily turned into gas money.
Ruger breathed life back into the ol' hogleg with his Single Six .22 LR revolver.
Other nicknames have been Peacemaker (most popular), hogleg, and my personal favorite: the Equalizer.