Many new shooters have never owned or fired a revolver, but the tried-and-true revolver still has a lot going for it — and a lot of life left in the tank if all the new versions being offered today are any indication.

Here are 10 reasons why you should consider adding one to your stable as soon as possible.

  1. Revolvers have a style that’s retro-cool.
  2. The double-action revolver defines reliability.
  3. Nothing is smoother than a finely tuned revolver trigger.
  4. Magnum: .327, .357, .41, .44, .460 and .500. Nothing else needs to be said.
  5. The craftsmanship of a good revolver is some of the best mechanical engineering you may ever see.
  6. Wheelguns connect us with our shooting history.
  7. When introducing others to the sport, the simplicity of the revolver can be comforting to the novice shooter.
  8. There are some competitions open to revolver shooters only.
  9. Because of their craftsmanship and novelty, revolvers start conversations at the range.
  10. It is a gun you don’t yet own.

The article above was published in the 2015 Gun Buyer’s Guide. To subscribe, please visit

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