In the modern day gun world the semi-auto pistols have a huge hold of the market for self-defense guns. But concealed carry revolvers can still hold their own for personal defense.
Revolvers can be a strong choice for concealed carry, as they’re reliable and easy to use.
Not everyone is a fan of a small semi-auto for concealed carry.
However, there is a large fan base of shooters that will only look to revolvers for concealed carry.
If you’re in this group and interested in carrying a revolver for CCW, read on of the pros and con and see our picks of good quality revolvers for personal defense.
Here’s a few reasons why revolvers are reliable, its the feeding and magazines.
-You say there is no magazines on a revolver thats right.
Magazines in semi-auto pistols are the main cause of malfunction.
-Feeding works pretty good in semi-auto but when you’re plugging in hollow point rounds it does have its issues on magazines.
Revolvers don’t have any of these issues.
Lets talk about another feature that doesn’t go wrong, is the triggering.
-The execution of it is simply triggering the hammer and cylinder.
Pull the trigger hammer goes back, cylinder turns, hammer goes forward and bang. Pull the trigger again same operation over again without a hitch.
-A revolver holds less rounds than a semi-auto pistol.
Most revolver wheel a 5 round vs a semi-auto holds 6+1 at a minimum.
-The width on most revolvers are a little thicker than a popular CCW Glock 33 Gen4.
So this brings us to the types of revolvers, which is two types: with a hammer and hammerless.
The hammerless is design for snag free ideal for CCW.
These hammerless are normally “double-action,” there isn’t any cocking for a lighter pull.
The following is our pick from the many revolvers out there in the market. These were picked with some power but the overall perspective is on concealed carry.
- Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 38 Crimson Trace
Probably one of the two or three most popular revolvers for concealed carry, the Bodyguard just won’t let you down. The hammerless design won’t get stuck in your pocket and the five shot capacity of .38 special ammo is useful for personal defense at close range less than 20-25 yards.
- Ruger LCR .22
Really… a .22? Yes. When it comes to those close quarter situations where you need a “Get Off Me” gun, any gun is better than no gun. The concealability of the LCR is second to none, and being able to produce one in a hurry can make a difference in life or death. What you might lose in stopping power, you will gain in follow up shots. The LCR allows for an eight shot capacity of low recoil, highly accurate rounds and supplement with good defensive Mano Mano hand-to-hand moves.
- Taurus Protector
Who doesn’t want a small .357 revolver that can be used for CCW? Well, Taurus sure figured it out here. This small little pocket shooter only has a two-inch barrel. After that, it fires five rounds of either .38 special or .357. Regardless of your choice, it’s a good powerful punch.
- Rock Island Armory M206 Spurless
the M206 Spurless, means it has an internal hammer. This particular model has a wood handle and a black finish, but you can also get ones with black polymer grips and a stainless finish.
The Rock Island Armory M206 Spurless is a cheap way to get into an internal hammer wheel gun and its plenty reliable like most revolvers for CCW.
- Taurus Judge
This is a different kind of gun because its an awesome hand cannon.
This Taurus Judge caught our eyes because it’s a friggin beast. Also, its namesake says it all. The story is there were a number of judges who carry it into the courtroom just in case they need to lay down the final verdict on someone, or so the legend goes.
This choice is a bit bigger than the others on the list. This revolver is longer and heavier…but it can shoot .410 3” shotgun shells or .45 Long Colt rounds if you want a little more distance between you and your target.
Both rounds have some serious stopping power, not just for bad thugs but to stop bears as well.
This beast is not meant for any ankle holster but more so for the shoulder holster.
Best CCW Revolver?
In conclusion if you’re looking for just concealed carry purpose, look for the width and size.
If you’re looking for more power, look for the caliber of a mini-hand cannon.
If you’re not sure go for the lighter and shoot more than you’ll find what you like. Let us know which revolvers that you carry for CCW below.
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