Sixguns

Another entry in the packer/kit gun is Ruger’s LCRx 3-inch. Last year Ruger brought out an exposed hammer version of their very successful LCR line. At 15.7 ounces in .38 Special +P, the LCRx 3-inch revolver is accurate and small enough for almost any purpose. Double-action trigger pull on the LCR has been excellent from the beginning, but the added accuracy potential of the 3-inch barrel, combined with adjustable sights and a single-action trigger, make this an impressive little gun for general outdoor use. It’s something that should be a valuable addition to any kit bag. The LCRx 3-inch is available in a matte black finish only. ($549; ruger.com)

Photo Gallery: 8 New Revolvers for 2015

There may not be as many revolver companies cranking out new designs each year as their high-capacity semi-auto counterparts, but revolvers still command a loyal following.

The LCR taken down.

An Inside Look at the Ruger LCR

The space-age LCR is Ruger’s latest revolver, one that’s a marvel in design and modern materials. The letters LCR stands for “Lightweight Compact Revolver.”

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Photo Gallery: 25 Rugged Ruger Revolvers

Ruger revolvers are famous for their strength and durability. From the new Gun Digest Book of Ruger Revolvers, here are 25 tough-as-nails factory and custom Ruger wheelguns.

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.