Possibly the most iconic handgun of all time, the Colt Single Action Army (SAA), or "Peacemaker" as it is often called, is the classic cowboy handgun. It has ridden in the holsters of movie stars from Tom Mix to John Wayne, not to mention General George S. Patton. Today, it is often looked at as nothing more than a gateway to a time long gone, but when chambered for the .38 Special/.357 Magnum or for .45 Colt, the SAA can be a viable companion to the hunter, outdoorsman, or real cowboy—if there are any of those still left. But given that the SAA usually retails for about $1,500.00, you may have to sell a few cows in order to fork out the cash. —R.M.