Semi-autos might be all the rage right now, but the ever-dependable revolver still has a lot of life left in it. From snub-nose defenders like the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 38 to competition-ready models like Ruger’s popular GP100 Match Champion, options abound in terms of new and exciting wheelguns on the market. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, the editors of COMBAT HANDGUNS put together a list of some of the most reliable revolvers that caught their eye over the past year.

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