John Taffin’s books back in print on Amazon.

Single Action Sixguns

170 Years of the Guns that Tamed the West and Made All Men Equal!

The Peacemaker. The Ol’ Thumb-Buster. The Hawg Laig.

No firearm in the world is more immediately recognizable than the 1873 Colt Single Action Army Revolver. Yet Colt’s famed six-shooter was only one of hundreds of models of single action revolvers that fought wars, tamed a wild continent and bought the long arm of the law to a new world. Single Action Six Guns is packed with fascinating facts about all makes and models: Colt, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Ruger, Freedom Arms, John Linebaugh, United States Fire Arms, and many more…


Big Bore Handguns

From his beloved Colt Single Action to Freedom Arms and Taurus pistols, acclaimed expert John Taffin is armed with the facts about all the biggest six-guns around.

In this must-have guide, he discusses the ins and outs of shooting, hunting and competing with high caliber handguns. An Idaho resident, Taffin is one of the nation’s premiere authorities on powerful firearms.

Featuring hundreds of photos and honest reviews of handguns from makers including Colt, Smith & Wesson, Dan Wesson, Ruger, Freedom Arms and Taurus, Big Bore Handguns also covers customizing, accessories, reloading, hunting and cowboy activities. Guns included in this book are single-shot pistols, revolvers and semi-automatics.


Big Bore Sixguns

Follow the development of the big bores from model to model in this fascinating study. More than 300 photos provide fine details about the pioneering sixguns, as recognized firearms authority John Taffin relates the influence these guns have had on each other and the field of competitive shooting.