Despite the proliferation of semi-auto handguns for concealed carry in recent years, the market for old school wheelguns, specifically, snub-nose revolvers, remains robust. Simply put, some people just love the feel and functionality of a classic snubbie when it comes to self defense. And if you’re one of said people, there are six options that you should definitely consider checking out, all from some of the top gun makers in the industry. Far from being antiquated, these half dozen offerings offer exciting updates to a tried-and-true design that has effectively served the defensive needs of both law enforcement and civilian shooters for decades. Scroll through the gallery above to see what’s available.

To learn more about the snub-nose revolvers featured in the photo gallery, please visit the following sites.

Rock Island Armory M206
armscor.com

Ruger LCR
ruger.com

Ruger SP101
ruger.com

Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 38 Crimson Trace
smith-wesson.com

Taurus Model 85
taurususa.com

Taurus Model 617
taurususa.com

This article was originally published in ‘Pocket Pistols’ Spring 2017. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.

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