9 New Concealed-Carry Revolvers for 2018

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posted on May 7, 2018
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While single-stack nines and polymer-frame wonder pistols have dominated the market in recent years, the compact concealed-carry revolver continues to be popular with defense-minded consumers. The most recent introductions to the concealed-carry revolver market in 2018 offer a range of new options, from budget-priced models to high-end, feature-rich variants. There's something for everyone in our roundup of 2018's new wheelguns:

Charter Arms Bulldog pistol
The Bulldog line gets another big-bore option with the .45 Colt variant. In addition to the .44 Spl. offering Charter has maintained for decades, the historical .45 Colt now has a home in the company’s Bulldog revolvers.

Caliber: .45 Colt
Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.5 inches
Overall Length: 7.38 inches
Weight: 22 ounces
MSRP: $433
(866) 769-4867 charterfirearms.com


Charter Arms Chic Lady Magenta
Featuring an attractive color combination of magenta-anodized aluminum and polished-stainless steel barrel, cylinder, trigger and cylinder release, the Chic Lady Magenta brings peace of mind in a stylish package amenable to concealed carry.

Caliber: .38 Spl.
Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 2 inches
Overall Length: 6.75 inches
Weight: 12 ounces
MSRP: $445.50
(866) 769-4867 charterfirearms.com


Charter Arms Undercover
Charter’s mainstay concealed-carry revolver, the Undercover, gets some swanky upgrades with a high-polish stainless finish and attractive wood grips. Everything you’d expect in a carry revolver is present—five shots, short barrel and fixed sights—but this one looks nice.

Caliber: .38 Spl.
Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 2 inches
Overall Length: 6.75 inches
Weight: 16 ounces
MSRP: $396
(866) 769-4867 charterfirearms.com


Chiappa Firearms Rhino 30DS OD Green
Now offered with an olive-drab green finish, this unique revolver is designed to reduce recoil with its innovative firing system that ignites rounds at the bottom of the cylinder.

Caliber: .357 Mag.
Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 7.5 inches
Weight: 27.2 ounces
MSRP: $1,154
(937) 835-5000 chiappafirearms.com


Colt Night Cobra
For 2018, Colt’s latest iteration of its Cobra line of revolvers is the ideal companion for the concealed-carry licensee, thanks to its corrosion-resistant coating, tritium front sight and an elongated trigger guard allows use of gloves.

Caliber: .38 Spl.
Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.1 inches
Overall Length: 7.25 inches
Weight: 25 ounces
MSRP: $899
(800) 962-2658 colt.com


Kimber K6s CDP
Putting the “C” in “CDP (Custom Defense Package) are upgrades like fancy stocks and a two-tone appearance, but don’t overlook the functional upgrades like night sights and a smooth, non-stacking trigger in the new CDP.

Caliber: .357 Mag.
Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 2 inches
Overall Length: 6.62 inches
Weight: 23 ounces
MSRP: $1,155
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


Ruger GP100
A shorter barrel isn’t all that the latest addition to Ruger’s popular GP100 line has to offer. Other practical concealed-carry-based options include a high-visibility front sight and an extra round of fight-stopping .357 Mag.

Caliber: .357 Mag.
Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.5 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Weight: 36 ounces
MSRP: $899
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


Taurus 692
Three calibers from one gun. That’s what the 692 offers. A simple swap of the included cylinders enables the user to switch from .38 Spl./.357 Mag. to 9 mm. It is also available with a stainless finish and/or a 6-inch barrel.

Caliber: .357 Mag. and 9 mm
Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 8.2 inches
Weight: 35 ounces
MSRP: $609
(800) 327-3776 taurususa.com


Taurus 856
Designed for everyday carry, the 856 is comfortable to shoot, thanks to its multi-textured grip, and affordable price. The simple, compact wheelgun is also offered in stainless steel.

Caliber: .38 Spl.
Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 2 inches
Overall Length: 6.55 inches
Weight: 22.1 ounces
MSRP: $329
(800) 327-3776 taurususa.com

 

 

 

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