Product: PH0924 PEDERSOLI HOWDAH HUNTER PISTOL .58 X .58
From: DAN KELLY
Date: Wednesday 12 August, 2009
When I first discovered the Howdah pistol, I was tempted, but at that time the pistol was only available in .50 or 20 gauge, my previous muzzleloader was a .58 so all of my equipment was geared to that caliber, so I didn't buy it.
Now I'm glad I waited, I bought the .58 as soon as it was available and it's beautiful. Fit and finish is as close to perfect as anything gets, and it really attracts attention at the range. Trigger pull is smooth and not too heavy.
The pistol is very large and very muzzle heavy, and of course it doesn't have any sights, just a bead near the muzzle like a shotgun. But it is a blast to shoot. I've been using a 50 grain charge of FFFG equivalent with a 550 grain minie. Recoil is mild and it makes really big holes in the target.
I'm very glad I bought this pistol and it has a special place in my collection.
I've always had excellect service from the people at Dixie Gun Works and this time was no exception. If you have a question they will do their best to answer it, they definitely go out of their way to provide the best service possible.