Featured on this Gun Of The Week video preview, the Big Frame Revolver or BFR, from Magnum Research, was born out of a love for wheelguns of the Old West style while stretching the capabilities of a revolver platform to accept modern centerfire rifle cartridges such as the newly popular 350 Legend.
The modern era of powerful handguns began with Smith & Wesson’s 1935 introduction of the .357 Magnum. That company’s major competitor, Colt, also came along with Single Action Army (SAA) models in .357 Mag. before World War II and double-actions a few years later.
Though there are several affordable rimfire revolvers on the market, the Sidekick from Diamondback Firearms has a few unique features that make it stand out. Watch here to see the gun in action.
When .357 Mag. double-action revolvers fell out of favor with law enforcement in the 1980s, it forced many of the budget-priced and mid-grade double-actions out of the market. Fitting neatly into this gap in the market is Rock Island’s recently added AL series of double-action revolvers
For those who own and carry a double-action revolver, dry-fire practice can help build skills with trigger control and improve accuracy.