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Dec/Jan 2024 Issue: On the Cover


Kimber recognizes the popularity of concealed-carry revolvers, and the new K6XS double-action-only .38 is proof positive of that.

Handguns Dec/Jan 2024 Issue
(Michael Anschuetz photo)

I have a theory that I probably stole from somewhere. It is that the era of the combat revolver began when a handful of Texas Rangers armed with Colt Patersons defeated a numerically superior Comanche war party at the Battle of Walker’s Creek in June 1844. It ended on a suburban Miami street in April 1986 when a group of FBI agents found themselves outgunned by a deadly pair of bank robbers.

That shootout and its aftermath led to a sea change in firearms and ammunition for law enforcement use. Within a few years, the faithful revolver was soon a rarity in any lawman’s holster. That trend soon spilled over to the civilian side, but three decades later revolvers are experiencing a resurgence in popularity.

Want to read the rest of the story? Pick up a copy of "Handguns" at your local magazine stand, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, or major book retailer.

More Inside This Issue:

WILSON'S WAY By Keith Wood

Take the proven, popular SIG P365 and add in custom improvements that only a company like Wilson Combat can do, and you've got a fantastic carry pistol: the WCP365.


Turkish maker Tisas, which now has a United States arm, offers up the PX-9—a midsize 9mm semiautomatic with great ergonomics and a price tag nearly anyone can afford.


The growth of Smith & Wesson's hugely popular M&P lineup continues with the new Performance Center Competitor. Built on an aluminum frame, it has the bells and whistles competitive shooters want.

ESSENTIALS By Brad Fitzpatrick

Want to carry a gun with a light? Safariland's got you.

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