Top 5 Concealed Carry Revolvers

Choosing the right concealed carry revolver can make all the difference in a self-defense situation. Carrying a revolver instead of a magazine-fed pistol has pros and cons. Here are a few of them, along with our list of the best concealed carry revolvers.  

Reliability

Revolvers are seen as more reliable than pistols. Their designs are simple and reliable, giving shooters added confidence in high-stress situations. Most double-action revolvers are able to be fired with the pull of a trigger, making the shooting process that much easier. Revolvers are a great point and shoot option without the stress of clicking a safety off or potentially having to chamber a round before shooting.

Capacity

Pistols have the advantage when it comes to capacity, but revolvers can still get the job done. While pistols can hold as many rounds as the magazine is able, revolvers are limited to the number of rounds in the chamber. While the most common cylinders hold 6 rounds, some revolvers like the Ruger Super Redhawk have 8 round chambers.

Speed

When it comes to concealed carry firearms, speed is essential. The time it takes to grab, aim, and fire your gun is a very important aspect of the decision on your next gun. The reloading speed can also be important. Double-action revolvers are a great option for quick shots. While pistols may have the advantage of reloading speed with an extra mag, revolvers can be quickly reloaded with speedloaders.

Cartridges

Revolvers come in a variety of calibers to meet your preferences and needs. From 357 to 44 Magnum to even 9mm Revolvers, MidwayUSA has a revolver in your favorite caliber.

Accessories

Pistols are more widely known for their compatibility with accessories like weapon lights and lasers, but some revolvers share that compatibility. Models like the Chiappa Rhino have rails for mounted accessories, and there are many laser grips and accessories designed specifically for revolvers.

1

Smith & Wesson 66 Revolver

The K-Frame revolver is one of the most important innovations in Smith & Wesson history and was built specifically to handle the .38 S&W Special cartridge. Since its introduction in 1899, the K-Frame has been a favorite for military and police professionals as well as target shooters and enthusiasts.


Features

  • Ball-Detent Lock-Up
  • 2-Piece Barrel
  • Full-Length Extractor Rod

What Customers Are Saying

Great k frame revolver!

I love the size and feel. Conceals well and great to shoot. Snappy with .357 loads, 38+p are easy.
- green, 12/30/2021

About Smith & Wesson

Since 1852 Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfill the promise of America. Smith & Wesson has been manufacturing some of the finest revolvers, pistols, and rifles for decades and is a trusted brand by law enforcement agencies and civilians around the world. They also offer many pistol and rifle parts and upgrades, as well as magazines, knives/tools, training aids, cleaning kits, and much more. MidwayUSA is proud to offer many popular Smith & Wesson Models like the M&P Pistols, 629 Revolvers, Model 500 Revolvers, and more!

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Smith & Wesson M&P 340 Revolver 357 Magnum 1.875" Barrel 5-Round Scandium Black

The M&P340 no internal lock is Smith and Wesson's latest innovation on the classic J-frame Centennial AirLite revolver.  Smith and Wesson took a historic revolver and added modern, ergonomic features making this a lightweight, yet sturdy, carry gun. The M&P340 is equipped with XS Sights, which enhance sight acquisition in all light conditions.

Features

  • XS Sights 24/7 Tritium Night front sight
  • Lightweight scandium alloy frame for easy carry
  • Stainless steel barrel and cylinder
  • Integral U-Notch rear sight
  • Snag-Free enclosed hammer
  • Rated for continuous +P Use

 

What Customers Are Saying

Great for carry

I bought smith mp340 for daily carry yes its expensive but the quality is there it shoots very well for short barrel 357 magnum at self defence distance I carry 357 mag with 2 extra speedloaders
- Redmist, 5/23/2023

About Smith & Wesson

Since 1852 Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfill the promise of America. Smith & Wesson has been manufacturing some of the finest revolvers, pistols, and rifles for decades and is a trusted brand by law enforcement agencies and civilians around the world. They also offer many pistol and rifle parts and upgrades, as well as magazines, knives/tools, training aids, cleaning kits, and much more. MidwayUSA is proud to offer many popular Smith & Wesson Models like the M&P Pistols, 629 Revolvers, Model 500 Revolvers, and more!

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Kimber K6s Stainless Revolver 357 Magnum 2" Barrel 6-Round Stainless Black

Kimber K6s compact revolvers are well-suited for backup, concealed carry and home defense. The small frame and 1.39-inch diameter cylinders are machined from the finest stainless steel for superior integrity, strength, and resistance to moisture. The K6s offers important design features, including an advanced double action trigger with a short, smooth, no-stack trigger that creates confidence while ensuring accuracy. Edges are rounded and blended to prevent hang up when the revolver is removed from concealment. For those who require a small package with mild recoil, K6s provides the power needed for concealed carry, home protection and many other applications. Best of all, the K6s revolver offers unequaled Kimber quality, dependability, and performance.

What Customers Are Saying

I would buy the Kimber K6s from Midway USA again and again!

Just purchased the Kimber K6s 2-inch - can't test it at the shooting range because of the virus. However, I want to give my first impression of this wonderfully-made revolver by Kimber. I'm a 357 mag man for 50 years now. My favorite carry gun is the S&M 640 2 1/8 barrel which I've carried for the last 8 years. I will be retiring my S&W 640 and replacing it with the Kimber K6s 2-inch as my favorite carry gun. The main reasons - it's slightly smaller and lighter and it's a 6-shot compared to my S&M 640 5-shot - switching to the Kimber K6s for defense in a no-brainer. And, the quality of the K6s is like no other revolver I've owned or seen - the quality is absolutely the highest of any other revolver. Trigger pull/squeeze is smooth and light (I'm guessing a smooth 4 or 5 lbs). The cylinder is super tight which should make this gun very accurate (assuming you have a steady hand). The finish is the best that I have ever seen (and matches Kimber's reputation for semi-auto pistols). My eyes were able to q...
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Colt King Cobra Carry Revolver 357 Magnum 2" Barrel 6-Round Stainless Black

The Colt King Cobra is a reincarnation of the original 6-Shot, .357 Magnum big brother of the Colt Cobra Double Action Revolver. This 2-inch barrel spurred hammer King Cobra Carry is the ideal concealed carry .357 Magnum revolver. The King Cobra Carry sports a heavy-duty frame and brushed stainless steel construction.

Features

  • Black Hogue grip
  • Double/Single Action
  • Brushed, stainless steel finish

What Customers Are Saying

Perfect conceal carry

I purchased this pistol with the single/double action instead of the DAO. I am glad that I did. I put 50 rounds through the revolver this weekend and loved every minute of it. The single action is a very light touch and makes the pistol very accurate. The recoil did not make a difference. Two of us fired the pistol and neither of us felt that recoil was an issue whatsoever We were firing 158 grain lead bullets. The trigger is very crisp in single action and the double action firing is flawless. There is absolutely no stacking. I prefer the exposed hammer. I use a cross draw holster and have no problems with the hammer interfering in the draw. The heavy frame and the rubber grips do their job. The pistol is very stable and easy to shoot. This revolver is a winner in all categories. I personally like this model over the larger version of the King Cobra. This Carry model just fits the bill perfectly. And to repeat, the hammer makes this an even more accurate tool.
- RezRunner, 9/7/2022

About Colt

Samuel Colt was issued the US Patent for the first Colt Firearm in 1836 and subsequently began constructing his first factory. In 1847 Samuel H. Walker of the US Army collaborated with Colt to develop a more powerful revolver known as the Walker. Colt has been providing quality firearms for the US military throughout history and continues to do so today. Colt is known for its classic revolvers and pistols as well as their semi-automatic rifles and accessories. Their top models, like the Anaconda and Python are legendary guns that are a favorite of many. Today, Colt is a highly sought-after brand for many collectors and firearms enthusiasts around the world.

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Smith & Wesson Model 60 Revolver 357 Magnum 5-Round Stainless

The Smith & Wesson Model 60, the world's first stainless steel revolver, was a success since its introduction in 1965. Praised by both law enforcement and sportsmen, the Model 60 was a stainless steel version of the Chiefs Special; and began the era of stainless steel handgun production. The Model 60 is the perfect choice for those seeking a small frame, all-steel revolver with greater recoil control and proven performance.  The Model 60 integrates the time-tested features of the original with modern advancements.

 

Features

  • Stainless steel frame, barrel, and cylinder
  • Blade front and fixed rear sight
  • Rated for continuous +P Use

 

What Customers Are Saying

outstanding

it bucks a little with .357 rounds but .38+p are nice.this is a great revolver.very accurate .changed the grips on my other j frames but the factory grips on this one are real nice. conceals well .this is perfect for social work
- slim whitman, 8/5/2022

About Smith & Wesson

Since 1852 Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfill the promise of America. Smith & Wesson has been manufacturing some of the finest revolvers, pistols, and rifles for decades and is a trusted brand by law enforcement agencies and civilians around the world. They also offer many pistol and rifle parts and upgrades, as well as magazines, knives/tools, training aids, cleaning kits, and much more. MidwayUSA is proud to offer many popular Smith & Wesson Models like the M&P Pistols, 629 Revolvers, Model 500 Revolvers, and more!

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