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Shooting Illustrated 2015 Golden Bullseye Handgun of the Year

Smith & Wesson's Model 69 revolver, in .44 Mag., is our Handgun of the Year.

April 10, 2015
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Eight-Shot Wheelguns

Today’s higher-capacity wheelguns stay competitive with semi-automatics for many handgun applications.

March 18, 2015
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Smith & Wesson Combat Magnum Revolvers

Smith & Wesson has reintroduced the Combat Magnum revolver, including an updated K-frame .357 Mag. and an all-new L-frame .44 Mag.

January 14, 2015
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Smith & Wesson L-Frame Revolvers

The ideal balance of size and power continues to make the Smith & Wesson L-frame popular.

December 9, 2014
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Taurus Protector Poly

The Taurus Protector Poly is a revolver purpose-built for today’s concealed-carry demands.

November 7, 2014
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North American Arms Black Widow .22 WMR

The Black Widow from North American Arms proves bigger isn’t always better.

July 18, 2014

Ruger Security-Six

With a robust frame capable of withstanding high-volume shooting of magnum ammunition, simple internal sub-assemblies and solid sidewalls, the Ruger Security-Six set the standard for dependability and innovation.

August 15, 2012

Kit Guns

Utility rimfire revolvers may not be the best choice for self-defense, until that rattler gets a little insistent on joining you in the sleeping bag.

March 20, 2012

The Martial Single Action Army

Now that the dust has settled after the lavish centennial celebration of the Model 1911, perhaps it’s time we acknowledged the original Government .45, the Single Action Army.

March 20, 2012

Snub-Nosed Revolvers

We have gone through several successive years of intense development of concealed-carry handguns, the vast majority of which were semi-automatic pistols.

March 16, 2012