Gun Report

Freedom Arms Premier

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This gun's heavy frame and light barrel just don't kill enough recoil for shooter's to handle the .454 Casull comfortably, in our view.

Freedom Arms Premier

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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When we shot the gun in the rest, its rearward pitch was so violent it resonated the concrete-filled support table. This abuse manifested itself later during testing, when the gun's hammer would not fall. Since we did not know what was keeping the hammer back on a loaded chamber, we assumed there was no way of knowing why or when it would fall. We used a Velcro tie to secure the hammer back by lashing it in front of the hammer, then underneath the grip just behind the trigger guard. We eventually made the gun safe by prying loose the mainspring and removing it.

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