Don't know which wheelgun to stuff a stocking with this year? Check out our best revolvers reviews from the past year to get the inside scoop.
Whether you were aware of it or not, we’re entering the gun buying season. The lead up to Christmas almost yearly sees record firearms sales as gun enthusiasts pick up the perfect iron for a loved one … or themselves. This is also among one of the biggest times of the year for gun returns. Nice as the sentiment is, the wrong gift gun is still the wrong gun and only takes up valuable space in a gun safe.
Short of intercepting Santa’s ‘Nice' list, how do you know which is the right firearm to place under the tree this year? We’re here to lend a hand. We’ve compiled 13 of our best revolver reviews and lists from the past year to give you the inside edge on the hottest wheelguns donning your local gun store’s display cases this Yuletide season. Be it a Freedom Arms hand cannon, a svelte Smith & Wesson snubbie or a rugged Ruger six-shooter, you’re certain to find the right revolver for that particular gun lover in your life … even if that special someone is you.
It might be an age-old design, but the revolver is better and more versatile than ever now.
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The time-tested design is offered in some excellent self-defense calibers, is straightforward in operation and is as dependable as the next day’s dawn. Find the right one to cover your six.
Ruger’s new 3-inch barrel LCRx in .357 Magnum strikes the right balance between concealability and performance.
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Smith & Wesson rolls out the highly tuned and responsive Performance Center Model 442 snubbie that might be the perfect concealed carry revolver.
A blend of modern and classic, the Cimarron Thunderstorm Thunderer and New Sheriff are ideal for new-wave gunslingers.
A specialty handgun, the Freedom Arms Model 97 ‘Packer' is equally practical in its purpose (it can save your bacon) as it is elegant to handle and shoot.
With power to spare, the .454 Casull is a natural addition to the large-frame Raging Hunter line of revolvers.
The newest member of the “snake gun” line, the Colt King Cobra Target comes upgraded for precision work.
The heavyweight Model 648 is a looker and a doer, boasting features that help the rimfire own the bullseye.
Decked out, the Smith & Wesson Pro Series Model 986 milks the utmost speed and accuracy from the 9mm.
Priced to move, the Wrangler Single-Six gives any shooter a shot to get into the classic single-action rimfire revolver.
Uberti USA pays homage to two of the greatest gunslingers of the Old West with the Bonney 1873 Cattleman and Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion.
Chambered in .32 H&R Magnum, the Charter Arms PROFESSIONAL puts a new twist on the carry revolver.