In several particulars, this handgun is an anomaly among the revolvers tested. First, it is a seven-shooter.
We started this project with the help of a gun owner who wanted to build his own Roland Special. The base gun cost $700, so the upgrades are obviously multiples of the retail price of a Glock 19.
You only thought Roland Specials were only full or compact guns? Think again. The Hellcat RDP is subcompact version direct from the factory.
The MSRP of a base-model STR-9 pistol (31720) has recently been $329. The STR-9S Combat’s MSRP is $599.
The Bearcat was introduced in 1958 and quickly soared in popularity. The revolver’s small size is great for campers, hikers, and fisherman who might need to deal with a cottonmouth.
The 3.5-inch-barrel Shopkeeper is similar to the 3-inch-barrel model except for the barrel length and a few other characteristics.
This model Barkeep is similar to other model Barkeep with two differences. This model has a 3.6-inch barrel and faux gray pearl grips.
Springfield Armory has recently released its SA-35 9mm, a new iteration of the famous Browning Hi-Power, and shooters are understandably interested in the new...
This Barkeep featured the 2.6-inch barrel, a faux case-hardened finish, and textured wood grips.
Kahr launched the full-size value-priced CT series in 2014, and the company still makes the 380 Auto, 9mm, and 45 Auto models. The 40 S&W was dropped in 2019 as popularity for the 40 S&W waned.
The SD40 VE was introduced by S&W back in 2012 and has direct design linage to the S&W Sigma and, in fact, could be called a second generation SD. This is S&W’s value line of striker-fire pistols.
This is a classic 4.75-inch-barrel revolver in 45 Colt. The cylinder, frame, and barrel are nicely finished in blue, and the receiver is casehardened in appearance.