While Texas Longhorn Arms was a small company, and thus created many one-of-a-kind and limited-production revolvers, the following models comprised the basic product line.

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"Grover's Improved Number Five"

Bill Grover's most famous sixgun, the Improved Number Five is Grover's update of the famous Croft / Sedgeley "Number 5" made famous by the great Elmer Keith. The grip frame combines a modified Colt Bisley backstrap with a Single Action Army frontstrap, resulting in its unique shape. Adjustable sights, a 5-1/2" barrel, and the elegant Number Five base pin latch complete the package. Grover called his version the "Improved Number Five" because of its modern springs and metallurgy, its larger frame size made to handle modern high-pressure big-bore cartridges such as the most commonly found chambering of 44 Magnum, and of course its famous "right-handed" design. This example is chambered in 45 Colt, and has an extra factory cylinder chambered in .45 ACP.

(revolver & photo courtesy Boge Quinn)

"West Texas Flattop Target"

The West Texas Flattop Target is a highly refined and thoroughly modern version of the 19th-century Colt Flattop Target, complete with adjustable target sights and 1860 Colt-style grip frame. This model is most often found with a 7-1/2" barrel, although examples with longer barrels are known to exist. This example is chambered in 45 Colt, and is quite possibly the last Flattop Target completed at the TLA factory..

(revolver & photo courtesy Boge Quinn)

"South Texas Army"

Bill Grover's first interpretation of the classic Colt Single Action Army, the South Texas Army has fixed sights and the same 1860 Army-style grip frame as found on the West Texas Flat Top Target.  Most commonly found with a 4-3/4" barrel, Grover also produced 5-1/2 and 7-1/2 barreled guns, along with special order barrel lengths. This example is chambered in 45 Colt, and has the optional color case hardened frame and factory presentation case.

(revolver & photo courtesy Stephen Webb)

"Texas Border Special"

Designed as a defensive single action sixgun, the Border Special sports a distinctive "Bird's Head" grip frame, fixed sights, and a short 3-1/2" barrel.  Bill Grover regularly carried and shot one in .44 Magnum. The pictured example is chambered in 44 Special and exhibits the fabulous optional color case hardened frame Grover offered.

(revolver courtesy Stephen Webb, photo courtesy Karl Poindexter)

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