Photo Gallery: New Revolvers for 2014

Smith & Wesson Model 69

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Smith & Wesson has crammed a lot of gun into a smaller frame with the Model 69. The .44 Magnum revolver is built on the medium-sized K-frame, but fitting the caliber to the smaller frame required knocking a round off the wheel. The Model 69 has a 4.26-inch barrel and tips the scales at 37.2-ounces, a size that should make it a carry option, but painful at the range. The MSRP is $849.

When it comes to dependability and versatility in handguns it’s hard to beat revolvers. Not to mention, there is just something eye catching about the classic lines of wheelguns. This year’s new market offerings in the way of revolvers have plenty to offer. Whether you’re shopping for a revolver for self defense, competition or hunting one of the 11 following guns has you covered.

Recommended Revolver Resources

Gun Digest Book of the Revolver

Gun Digest Book of the Revolver

Defensive Revolver Fundamentals

Big Bore Revolvers

4 thoughts on “Photo Gallery: New Revolvers for 2014

  1. Orwell was right

    I heard the initial S&W model 686 was an 8 round capacity. Did I “mis-hear”?
    Also, will Colt possibly go this route in the future? I miss their beautifully blued revolvers.

    1. Elwood SheltonElwood Shelton Post author

      Hey Orwell, I never caught wind the Performance Center M686 was suppose to come out as an eight-round model. Are you sure what you heard wasn’t about 686 and not 327, 627 or M&P R8? Those are all eight-round .357s. As far as Colt is concerned, I have no idea what their future holds concerning revolvers. But I know you are like many, wishing the company would resurrect their double-action line.