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Are Revolvers Good?

Although revolvers hold fewer rounds and are wider than the semi-autos and therefore not easy to conceal, they have a brighter side in that they require less maintenance, they are easier to clean and they hold a slim likelihood of jamming when shooting. The best revolver brands today are the Smith & Wesson and the Ruger in that order although we also have the Taurus, Charter Arms and Rossi.

The Smith & Wesson model 60 .357 Magnum is an all-steel .357 Magnum version of the Smith & Wesson’s pocket sized ‘J’ frame revolver. Unlike Model 36, it is not a deep conceal but it has a diminutive exposed hammer, a 3” barrel, a narrow smooth trigger and adjustable sights. It has a heavy double-action trigger (12 pounds) but this is dissolved by the smoothness of the trigger.

The Ruger new model single six is a single-action rim-fire revolver which is an improvement of the traditional Ruger single six. It is a traditional-looking western style revolver but it has a modernized mechanism.

It has an enhanced transfer mechanism as a safety measure which enables one to carry the gun even when all the six chambers are loaded. The transfer bar allows the gun to shoot only when the trigger has been pulled. Both stainless and blued steel versions are available and the model is chambered in .17HMR, .22LR and .22 WMR.

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