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.
Colt Single Action Army P1840 45 Colt
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.
Colt (Talo) Single Action Army Wiley Clapp Review
The Wiley Clapp Single Action Army illustrated is a special version offered by Talo Distributors some years ago, and reasonable samples may still be found as new-in-box handguns or in the gently-used market.
Traditions 1873 Frontier 45 LC Review
We recently compared three single-action revolvers from Colt and Traditions chambered in 45 ACP or 45 Colt, also called 45 Long Colt. The two Colts are...
Gun Tests Best Guns & Gear for 2022
Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Robert Sadowski, Tracey Taylor, and Joe Woolley have done in Gun Tests, with an eye toward selecting guns, accessories, and ammunition the magazine’s testers have endorsed. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full year’s worth of tests and distill recommendations for readers, who often use them as shopping guides.