Revolvers

J-frame revolvers make practical and effective concealed carry handguns.

Big Demand for J-Frame Revolvers

When it comes to concealed carry handguns, semi-auto pistols aren't the only models flying off the shelves. In some parts of the country, there is a big demand for defensive revolvers, as well.

Cased Smith & Wesson No. 1, Third Issue revolver with mahogany case and a empty carton of .22 caliber cartridges sold for $4312.50 in a Rock Island Auction. It goes to show that antique .22 caliber revolvers run the gamut from the common affordable variety to exquisite high end custom.

Collecting Antique .22 Caliber Revolvers

A Colt 1861 Navy revolver at a $700 asking price is a fine gun, and a worthwhile addition to any gun collection. But what does the gun enthusiast who doesn’t have that kind of money to spend on one gun do? Consider the affordable antique .22 caliber revolver.

Speedloader techniques for revolvers.

Speedloader Techniques for the Revolver

The most efficient way to recharge your revolver is to use a speedloader. The speedloader inserts all rounds into the cylinder simultaneously and greatly reduces the fiddling necessary to get bullet noses started into their chambers.

Even in this age of the polymer wonder pistol, the revolver has some advantages that are not easily dismissed.

5 Advantages of the Revolver

Even in this age of the polymer wonder pistol, the revolver has some advantages that are not easily dismissed.

The revolver is still a popular choice for concealed carry. And probably always will be.

Editor’s Pick: Gun Digest Book of the Revolver

If you’re toying with the idea of adding revolvers to your lineup, whether for target fun, a concealed carry backup, or even your main sidearm, then author Grant Cunningham’s Gun Digest Book of the Revolver should be a must-read before you open your wallet.

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Video: Handgun Action Types Explained

Ever wonder what terms like Double-Action, Double-Action-Only, Striker-Fired or Hammer-Fired mean? Watch this video on handgun action types for a clear explanation.