Hunters like challenges. For those select few who like the challenge of getting as close to their prey as possible, hunting with a handgun might be just the thing. Like rifles and shotguns, handguns come in a variety of styles, sizes and capabilities to fit any hunter’s needs or tastes, whether they prefer single-shots, revolvers or pistols. When it comes to hunting revolvers, there’s a lot to choose from, as several manufacturers make a number of revolvers well suited for hunting any creature that walks, crawls or slithers across this planet.

Here we’ll take a look at some of the best hunting revolvers out there right now. But before we get into different brands of handguns, new and experienced handgunners should consider the action type, frame size, barrel length, accuracy and available chamberings. These days, the term “handgun” may not mean small or even hip portable. Some revolvers are massive fire-belching hand cannons that work amazingly well at rifle distances, but if portability and stealth are what lured you to handgun hunting, then you have some choices.

For more information about the hunting revolvers featured in the gallery above, go to the following sites.

Freedom Arms Model 83
freedomarms.com

Magnum Research BFR
magnumresearch.com

Ruger GP100
ruger.com

Ruger New Model Blackhawk
ruger.com

Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk
ruger.com

Ruger Redhawk
ruger.com

Ruger Super Redhawk
ruger.com

Smith & Wesson Model 29
smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629
smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model 57
smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model 586
smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model 686
smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 460 XVR
smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model S&W500
smith-wesson.com

Taurus Raging Bull
taurususa.com

This article was originally published in “The Complete Book of Revolvers” 2017 #199. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.

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