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Handguns For Self-Defense. Revolvers

Note: the material presented on this page cannot be regarded as promotion of firearms. The aim of this page is providing basic understanding of handgun types and models with their basic characteristics for educational purposes. We warn our readers that revolvers represent potential danger to the people and must be kept only in specially equipped storage places admitting no access to unauthorized persons and children. All the actions connected with the purchase/sale and possession of revolvers must be taken only in agreement with current firearms laws or penal legislation. Anyhow, we donít impel you to own guns to avoid possible troubles. If you however decide to purchase a revolver, check your local gun laws before. This site has never been associated with any manufacturer of weapons or ammunition.

Colt Anaconda (USA)

Revolvers for self defense. Colt Anaconda revolver

   Type: double-action revolver; Caliber - .44 Magnum; Barrel length - 152 mm (6") / 203 mm (8") ; Capacity - 6 ; Weight ~ 1700 g (3.7 lbs).

   Extremely impressive, .44 Magnum Colt Anaconda revolver is a very serious modern weapon, providing shooter with an outstanding firepower. The size and weight of Colt Anaconda are too big, so only few magnum fans can afford themselves to carry this gun in the streets regularly. But Colt Anaconda is a rational choice for home defense and car defense. In many self-defense cases only the drawing of this revolver will be quite sufficient to put an attacker to flight.

Colt Detective Special (USA)

Revolvers for self defense. Colt Detective Special revolver

   Type: double-action revolver; Caliber - .38 Special; Barrel length - 51 mm (2") ; Capacity - 6 ; Weight ~ 700 g (25 oz).

   Colt Detective Special revolver was manufactured since 1927. Now this model is no longer made, but still available on market. Colt Detective Special revolver is very functional handgun for personal defense. The model has steel frame which provides revolver with the high durability. Small of size, Colt Detective Special perfectly satisfies the requirements of self-defense handgun. The cylinder rotates counter clockwise unlike Smith & Wesson revolvers. Colt Detective Special model is also available in other calibers and with other barrel lengths.

Colt King Cobra (USA)

Revolvers for self defense. Colt King Cobra revolver

   Type: double-action revolver; Caliber - .357 Magnum / 38 Special; Barrel length - 102 mm (4") / 152 mm (6") ; Capacity - 6 ; Weight ~ 1200 g (2.6 lbs).

   King Cobra represents the modern line of Colt stainless steel revolvers. Colt King Cobra is characterized as very reliable and powerful revolver, the perfect weapon of personal defense. The revolver comes standard with adjustable rear sights and a red insert front. One can use .38 Special cartridges instead of .357 ammo - to reduce recoil and noise (but don't forget that using .38 Special ammo you are also reducing revolver's original firepower).

Ruger GP100 (USA)

Revolvers for self defense. Ruger GP100 revolver

   Type: double-action revolver; Caliber - .357 Magnum / 38 Special; Barrel length - 76 mm (3") / 102 mm (4"), 152 mm (6") ; Capacity - 6 ; Weight ~ 1000-1300 g (35-45 oz).

   The Ruger GP100 revolver is a double-action firearm which is specifically designed for heavy Magnum cartridges and embodies many features found in the famous Ruger Redhawk and Security-Six revolvers. It is the first of an entirely new generation of Ruger double-action revolvers. The unique frame extension permits the use of full wrap-around style grips of any desired configuration. This feature reduces overall weight and contributes to a desirable muzzle of heaviness. Quite versatile and durable modern revolver, Ruger GP100 is a rational choice for self defense and personal protection.

Smith & Wesson .38 Chiefs Special (USA)

Revolvers for self defense. Smith & Wesson .38 Chiefs Special revolver

   Type: double-action revolver; Caliber - .38 Special; Barrel length - 51 mm (2"); Capacity - 5 ; Weight ~ 650 g (23 oz).

   The two-inch J-Frame .38 Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special revolver is produced since 1950. Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special line of .38 Special revolvers remains one of the strongest-selling component of S&W's revolver production. Small and light, .38 Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special can be considered as a kind of pocket street defense revolver standard.

Taurus Titanium Tracker Model 617TT (Brazil)

Revolvers for self defense. Taurus Titanium Tracker Model 617TT revolver

   Type: double-action revolver; Caliber - .357 Magnum; Barrel length - 102 mm (4"); Capacity - 7; Weight ~ 670 g (24 oz).

   Taurus Titanium Tracker 617TT - excellent powerful modern revolver with extended cylinder capacity and small weight. Taurus Titanium Tracker (617TT) is the first total-titanium revolver. The frame, the cylinder, the yoke, the barrel, and all studs and pins of Taurus Titanium Tracker 617TT are made of titanium, metal, which is stronger than steel but one-third less than steel, and is essentially impervious to corrosion. Revolver has fully adjustable white-outline rear sight and red-insert ramped front sight. Taurus Titanium Tracker 617TT is generally considered as revolver for the sport target shooting, but due to its extended cartridge capacity, comfortable size, great firepower and versatility, this revolver is a very good choice for self defense.

   



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