Revolvers for concealed carry can be a strong choice in favor of reliability and ease of use. Here are 10 standout options.
Not everyone is a fan of a small semi-auto for concealed carry. As a matter of fact, there is a large fan base of shooters that will only look to revolvers for concealed carry. Of course, semi-autos might be more popular, but when you get down to ease of use and functionality, it’s hard to beat a revolver. On that note, if you are in the market for a revolver you can carry, these 10 guns are a great place to start.
10. Rossi 352: $299
The Rossi 352 shoots .38 special in a five-shot capacity. Simply just remove the gun from its holster, cock back the trigger, and you are ready to roll. It just doesn’t get much more easy than this. However, seeing as this gun does have a hammer, some may not like it. But, considering this is a Rossi, it’s a good gun.
9. Ruger GP11: $725
This may be a lot of gun to conceal, but if you have to defend yourself, you want to win. That’s where this small palm sized cannon comes into play. Firing .357 mag rounds with a five shot capacity out of three-inch barrel, you are going to outgun most people that would mean to do you harm.
8. S&W Bodyguard 38: $469
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 well make you feel safe and sound.
7. Ruger LCR-22: $499
Wait… a .22? Yes. When it comes to a situation where you need a 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 loose in stopping power, you will gain in follow up shots. The LCR allows for an eight shot capacity of low recoil, highly accurate rounds.
6. Smith and Wesson 442: $749
Looking for another hammerless option? This gun has gained a lot of popularity in the United States over when it comes to self defense, alongside other Smith & Wesson J-Frame models.
5. Taurus Protector: $615
Who doesn’t love a small .357 revolver that can be concealed super easily? 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.
4. North American Arms .22 Revolvers: $209 and Up
You will be astonished by just how small these revolvers are. The .22 Short pictured above has a barrel length of just 1.125 inches. Ultra-light and inexpensive, these not only make a great sidearm but also eliminate any excuses for not being armed once and for all.
3. Ruger Super Redhawk: $1079
Got some extra money laying around and want a gun that can put down the threat with one shot? Well, here you go. From bad guys to grizzly bears, or anything else between, this gun should have you covered. However, it will be harder to conceal than others, but for a winter carry gun, go for it. You can fire a .44, .454, or even .480 rounds depending on your choice, all in six round capacity.
2. S&W Governor: $769
When the situation is calling for it, reach for the Governor. Feel at ease knowing you will be firing .410 shotgun shells at the bad guy who won’t know what to do when those rounds start going off. This gun just flat out overpowers about anything you would encounter.
1. Taurus Raging Bull: $641
The .44 mag is a great round for self defense and one of the best revolvers for concealed carry. The problem is that most guns that can fire this round are big and bulky and not designed to be concealed. Thankfully, Taurus has the Raging Bull. This gun can deliver a five or six round capacity of either .44 or .454 depending on your preference. Regardless which you choose, this is a gun you can trust your life with.