GOTW Model 350

NRA Gun Of The Week: Smith & Wesson Model 350

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range with the latest X-Frame revolver from Smith & Wesson that comes chambered for the 350 Legend.

Easy-Packin’ Powerhouses: The Taurus Defender 605 & Model 327

This latest pair of double-action revolvers from Taurus, descendants of its Model 856, represent an effective blend of quality and value from a maker with deepening roots in American manufacturing technology.

This Old Gun: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

Colt’s Model 1877 Lightning revolver (occasionally confused with its 1884 Lightning pump-action rifle) was the company’s first double-action handgun, brought out to compete with the double-action British bulldog revolvers gaining in popularity at the time.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Magnum Research Big Frame Revolver In 350 Legend

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.

Review: Diamondback Sidekick

Diamondback Firearms offers the market old-world styling amended by modern conveniences with its convertible Sidekick, a nine-shot, .22 Long Rifle-chambered, double-action revolver that features a swing-out cylinder.

Colt's .44 Mag. Anaconda Returns

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.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Taurus USA 327

Watch this Gun of the Week to learn about the Taurus 327, a compact yet potent revolver chambered for one of today’s underappreciated defensive cartridges.

Ruger's Redhawk: A Durable Double-Action Revolver

Ruger introduced its popular .44 Mag.-chambered Redhawk—a double-action/single-action revolver—in 1979 and it remains one of the most popular wheelguns on the market to this day.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Diamondback Firearms Sidekick

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.

Review: Rock Island Armory AL3.1

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

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