Revolvers have yielded to semi-automatic pistols in popularity for some time, but this certainly doesn’t make them obsolete. Many gun-wise folks feel that the double-action revolver can be an ideal choice for new shooters in particular. And many of its advantages are appreciated by advanced handgunners as well. It is not at all uncommon for someone who carries an autopistol as a primary weapon to wear a small revolver for backup. As you can see from the attributes listed in the gallery above, the revolver still occupies a strong place in the defensive firearms world.

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

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