Despite the craze over semi-automatic handguns, modern revolvers still assert their presence. The classic wheel-gun is an iconic weapon with a solid place in the world of firearms. The more tactically-inclined gun enthusiasts, whose understandings about firearms have been influenced by modern military experience and shooting competitions, might say wheel-guns are becoming obsolete.
While this is hard to argue from some angles, it’s also difficult to deny the simplicity, reliability, and familiarity of modern revolvers. In fact, these revolver handguns are still being manufactured and have shown no signs of disappearing from the gun world anytime soon. Let’s take look at some of the top revolvers in the market today.
Best Modern Revolvers in the Market
1. Kimber K6S Revolver
Kimber is known to make virtually striking firearms and the K6S is one great addition to their list. It is the world’s lightest magnum .357 revolver that features excellent ergonomics, match-grade trigger, and stainless steel frame and cylinder. It also comes with an internal hammer that makes it ideal for concealed carry. The Kimber K6S is a combination of quality and power that every gun enthusiast will adore.
2. Colt Cobra .38 Special
The Colt Cobra .38 Special is a 6-shot revolver with fiber optic front sights. Colt has been a reputable brand for a very long time in the history of revolvers. That means whenever they make a new gun, you should pay attention. This new Cobra revolver is all stainless steel and has better ergonomics than the old one.
3. Ruger Redhawk 357
The Redhawk from Ruger revolvers, originally released in 1980, was chambered in .44 mag. This new 357 release has adjustable rear sights for windage and elevation. It features a round butt grip frame with hardwood grips and an all stainless steel cylinder and barrel.
4. Smith & Wesson Model 686
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The S&W Model 686 is a sturdy L frame handgun with a cylinder capacity of 6-7 rounds. It weighs about 45 ounces and is one of the best revolver handguns in the market. Most hunters and police officers would agree how tough this gun is and how it can withstand heavy and continuous Magnum usage.
5. Korth Sky Hawk 9mm
The Sky Hawk is a quality German-made handgun that adds to their list of high-end revolvers. It doesn’t require the use of moon clips to load and extract the 9mm ammo. This handgun’s design minimizes the distance needed for a 9mm bullet to travel through an unrifled cylinder, thus increasing its accuracy in the process.
Watch this video from Gun Stock Reviews about the new and improved Colt Cobra:
These guns are great news for revolver fans out there. The making of wheel guns has never been so precise, thanks to today’s technology. Semi-autos, undoubtedly, have faster loading mechanisms, but you can’t discredit the attributes that make the revolver continue to excel until this day. The day they’ll stop making these guns is still in the far distant future.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.