July 2002

Korth Combat Revolver, $4,700: The Ultimate Conditional Buy

This production gun hails from the land of Mercedes and BMW, and its similarly Teutonic performance speaks for itself. But can you stand the price tag that this quality demands?

At Gun Tests we often speak of features and modifications that push the performance of a given design further up the pyramid. What is this pyramid and why is it so important? Atop the pyramid is where all parts combine to produce the greatest possible results. Often the ability to climb the pyramid is linked directly to money. Most guns hover about midway up the pyramid in performance, function and appearance because they are priced in terms of available markets, i.e. your pockets and mine. But what if a firearm was produced without a price point in mind? How much would such a gun (in this case a 4-inch combat revolver) cost?

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