A much as semi-automatics are popular, old-school revolvers, especially snub-nose revolvers, are proven defense tools that have lasted the test of time. Shortening the barrel of full-sized revolvers to make them more compact and carry friendly has been happening in gunsmith shops since revolvers were first produced. By the 1950s, Colt and Smith & Wesson were specifically designing revolvers for law enforcement and civilian self-defense. These revolvers, which featured barrels as short 1.5 and 2 inches, smaller grips and fixed sights, soon became known as “snub-nose” revolvers.

While many misinformed shooters out there would have us believe that the revolver is an antiquated weapon, today revolver manufacturers are pushing the limits on snub-nose revolver designs, components and mechanisms to make them lighter, more accurate, safer and more user friendly. Here are 21 snub-nose revolvers currently on the market
to consider for everyday carry.

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Charter Arms Boomer
http://www.charterarms.com

Charter Arms Chic Lady
http://www.charterarms.com

Charter Arms Off Duty
http://www.charterarms.com

Charter Arms Bulldog
http://www.charterarms.com

Charter Arms Pitbull
http://www.charterarms.com

Chiappa Rhino 200DS
http://www.chiappafirearms.com

EAA Windicator
https://www.eaacorp.com

Kimber K6s
http://www.kimberamerica.com

Rossi Model R46202
http://www.rossiusa.com

Ruger SP101
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger LCR
http://www.ruger.com

Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief’s Special
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 38
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson M&P340 CT
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model 638
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model 686 Plus
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Taurus Model 905
http://www.taurususa.com

Taurus Model 850 CIA
http://www.taurususa.com

Taurus 85C
http://www.taurususa.com

Taurus Model 605 PLY
http://www.taurususa.com

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