New Revolvers for 2021

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posted on May 9, 2021
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As firearms continue to sell at record pace, manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand for existing models. Nonetheless, innovation continues. We are seeing introductions of MRDS-ready, striker-fired, polymer-frame pistols, including higher-capacity micro-9s. Also hitting the market with some frequency are large-format pistols in both rifle and pistol calibers. And, of course, super-premium 1911s continue to be unveiled at the aspirational end of the market.

With alarmed citizens looking to protect themselves, first-time buyers now seem to comprise a larger part of the firearm consumer base. As all guns may be new to them, some old standbys are moving well. So, what’s the market for sophisticated new designs? Long-range rifle competition and the simple fact that one can never have too many guns.


Heritage  Barkeep Custom Gray Pearl Grips


Heritage | Barkeep Custom Gray Pearl Grips

A wood-gripped version of the Barkeep was covered in our April issue, but this pearl-handled variant is also new for 2021 and perhaps even more striking. While by no means ideal for defense, the Barkeep is still a viable option for those on a budget and, more importantly, it is crazy fun to shoot, particularly for those who are fans of the Old West.

Manual safety
Gray pearl grips
Interchangeable cylinder
Ships with custom ejector rod

Caliber: .22 LR
Cylinder Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.68 inches
Overall Length: 7.95 inches
Weight: 27 ounces
MSRP: $189.39
(229) 515-8099 heritagemfg.com


Korth  NXS


Korth | NXS

The successor to the innovative Korth Ranger, the NXS is Korth’s first eight-shot .357 Mag. wheelgun. An eight-shot 9 mm cylinder is also available as an upgrade that will allow you to switch effortlessly between the two popular calibers. 

Eight-shot cylinder
Turkish walnut grips
Fully machined parts
DLC finish

Caliber: .357 Mag.
Cylinder Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel length: 6 inches
Overall Length: 11.65 inches
Weight: 50.7 ounces
MSRP: $5,299
(877) 268-4867 nighthawkcustom.com


Manurhin  R73 Gendarmerie


Manurhin | R73 Gendarmerie

Manurhin’s line of high-end wheelguns is now available in the U.S., thanks to Beretta. If you’ve been looking to take your revolver game to the next level, 2021 may just be the year.

Full underlug
Fully-adjustable target sights
Ergonomic rubber grip
Overtravel stop

Caliber: .357 Mag.
Cylinder Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 9.17 inches
Weight: 33.5 ounces
MSRP: $3,299
(800) 237-3882 beretta.com

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