Team Red Flag get more exposure in the UK Shooting Press

Eddie ‘Senior’ Putwain has another of his articles from Shooting Sports Magazine picked up by GunMart and featured on their website. This time, Senior explores 2 of the most popular revolvers in the sport, which the team regularly shoot with.

Long Barrel Revolvers

LBRs are available in rimfire and fullbore calibres; however, I’m discussing the latter. These are typically available in 38 Special/357 Magnum and 44 Special/Magnum. The Specials use an identical but shorter case to the Magnum. To be honest, 38 Special is the best bet, as it’s more controllable and potentially accurate and will do the job required.

The two most common makes are the Brazilian Taurus M66 and the ALFA Pro from the Czech Republic. Both have been built to conform to the UK’s 12/24” (Large Firearm) law with a 12” barrel and fixed grip extension (brace) to make the minimum 24” required length! The first obvious difference when you pick up a fullbore LBR is it’s considerably heavier than it’s LBP (Long Barrelled Pistol) cousin, which is only available in 22 Long Rifle!….

Read more on the GunMart Website

By |2017-12-11T09:33:41+00:00December 11th, 2017|Gun Reviews|2 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Marper: Quite why I earned the nickname FMA, which actually stands for F#cking Marper Again, I don’t know. Apparently, when I post on our Facebook Page about the impending Zombie Apocalypse, buying an island to build our own shooting range, or just suggest that we invest in a machete in case we should get stuck in a jungle somewhere – the phrase “FMA” goes through my colleagues mind…


  1. kevin varley 19th August 2018 at 06:06 - Reply

    I wondered if you could advise me on the Taurus M66LBR I have been looking to buy one in 357/.38 and a friend has one he used it at a 50 yard range spot on down our club 25 yard range it was all over the place he thought it was a issue with the rear sight so contacted our local dealers and was told it was the barrel rifled to 50 yards and and not the sights. can you advise me if this is correct and are all the Taurus rifled the same, As a disabled shooter i cant get to many outside ranges and mainly shoot at our club range i do not want to shell out on a taurus or similar if this is firstly correct and second if all LBR of all makes are the same, As one i want to be accurate to stop range damage and for the fun of hitting the target . can you help please many thanks

    • FMA 19th September 2018 at 09:23 - Reply

      Hi Kevin,

      Sorry missed this question – it was held for review. I’ve forwarded your question on to Ed “Senior” – as he shoots the Taurus, and with great success. He’s never had any issues with it shooting randomly. We shoot at a maximum of 25yrds, normally with pistols and revolvers at 10-15yrds. He’ll contact you via email soon. Chris “FMA”

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