Reloading a revolver is a time consuming process. Even more so when fishing for loose cartridges from one’s pocket to load one at a time. Safariland has a few reloading assistance devices that can help speed up that process.
Revolvers are fun and interesting to me. However, I never really considered them for defensive applications before with the exception of defense against wildlife, but that’s changed recently. Here are my thoughts on a wheelgun’s use cases and limitations.
Trying things outside of our comfort zone can provide a different perspective which can deepen our understanding and appreciation. I think this applies to shooting as well and my recent competitive shooting shenanigans appear to confirm that.
When it comes to 357 magnum six shooters there are plenty of options available in the market. Plenty of which are really good options for various use cases. The Model 66 Combat Magnum from Smith & Wesson is one of those.
The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 640 is a wonderful little 5-shot J-frame revolver. It’s a surprisingly good shooter for such a small package and can fit a couple of roles in the defensive toolbox.
In my opinion, I think there is a case to be made in favor of carrying a big bore revolver under certain circumstances today.