The big fight for gun owners in 2016 was ensuring the Second Amendment had a firm supporter in the White House, and with the election of Donald Trump, that goal was achieved. Now, in 2017, gun owners are seeing the benefits of a friendly environment for the firearms world. In particular, a number of neat revolvers have been introduced this year, with some designed for concealed-carry use and others perfect for range or home-defense applications.
Take a look at the new revolvers we found on the market this year and see which one you'll add to your collection:
Charter Arms Blue Diamond Charter Arms’ Blue Diamond revolver boasts a smooth, anodized blue frame with high-polish stainless steel barrel and cylinder. Three other models are available: Earthborn (matte black barrel and an earth-tone frame and cylinder), Gold Chic Lady (anodized gold frame with stainless steel barrel and cylinder) and Rosebud (rose gold frame with stainless steel barrel and cylinder).
Colt Cobra A new take on a classic snubby, this original six-shooter features a new linear leaf main-spring that ensures a smooth, consistent trigger pull. Enhanced grip and trigger ergonomics are compatible with a variety of hand sizes and still allow the use of gloves.
Kimber K6s DCR Based on the original K6s, the lightest production six-shot .357 Mag. on the market, the DCR (Deluxe Carry Revolver) features a host of upgrades that improve on the already excellent ergonomics and aesthetics of the original. A fiber-optic front sight and match-grade trigger round out the performance of this fighting wheelgun.
Ruger GP100 .44 Spl. Ruger’s renowned mid-size revolver has always held a special place in the hearts of wheelgun fans. The latest puts “Skeeter” Skelton’s favorite cartridge, the .44 Spl. in a size more conducive for carry. See page 100 for a full review.
Smith & Wesson Model 629 Deluxe Few handguns are as iconic as the Smith & Wesson Model 29, and the 629 is the stainless version of the “most powerful handgun in the world.” The deluxe version–also available with a 6.5-inch barrel—brings refinements and upgrades to the fire-breathing beast.
Smith & Wesson Model 686 Plus 3-5-7 series Aimed squarely at the .357 Mag. aficionado, the 3-5-7 series is a group of mid-size revolvers (3- and 7-inch-barrel versions are also available) offered with unique touches and improvements sure to be worthy collectibles in the future.