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Kimber K6s Model DASA 4-Inch Target 3400031 38 Special 357 Magnum

The DASA 4-inch Target shares the same frame as the snubnose iterations of K6s and the same traits: slab-side cylinder, flat-bottom trigger guard, and high grip.

Taylor’s & Company 1858 Remington Conversion 45 Colt

We did not seek out a nickel-plated revolver, but the opportunity was there, and the price was fair. We learned that during times of shortage, shops that seldom stock single-action revolvers now have two or three.

Taylor’s & Company Devil Anse RC1/555161 45 Colt

Taylor’s lists the revolver at $587 for the standard version and $784 for the tuned version. Current retail is a bit higher in most shops, and we had to pay $625 for our example.

Cimarron Model No. 3 Schofield Wells Fargo CA850 45 Colt

This is a storied revolver. The Smith & Wesson top-break revolvers were an alternative to the Colt Single Action Army. They offered a top-break system that ejected all spent cases automatically and was much easier to load quickly.

Colt MK V Peacekeeper 357 Magnum

We located this 6-inch-barrel Peacekeeper in a pawn shop. The revolver shows very little wear and seems in good condition. The Colt MK V was introduced in 1986 as an improvement over the Colt MK III Trooper series.

Ruger GP100 No. 1707 357 Magnum

We purchased this revolver a year ago in anticipation of accumulating four revolvers for testing.

Colt Python PYTHON-SP6WTS 357 Magnum

The 42-ounce heavy underlugged Python is a distinctive revolver. The stainless-steel finish is good, without any flaw. The cut of the cylinder and ejector rod differs from the original in a pleasant modern fashion.

Smith & Wesson Pro Series 686 Plus 178038 357 Magnum

In several particulars, this handgun is an anomaly among the revolvers tested. First, it is a seven-shooter.

Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper Model 0915 22 LR

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.

Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper Model 0918 22 LR

The 3.5-inch-barrel Shopkeeper is similar to the 3-inch-barrel model except for the barrel length and a few other characteristics.

Heritage Mfg Barkeep Model BK22B3GPRL 22 LR

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.

Heritage Mfg Barkeep Model BK22CH2WBRN10 22 LR

This Barkeep featured the 2.6-inch barrel, a faux case-hardened finish, and textured wood grips.

Fruits of Bruen

A couple of issues ago (August 2022), I wrote in this space about the earth-shaking effect that the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision would have...