Everyone’s favorite gentleman shooter, Hickok45, spends some in-depth time with a gun he calls, “a little tank,” the SP101 in .357 Magnum.
Looking for something reliable for concealed carry? Nothing beats a revolver. While they’re not as small or thin as some of the semi-automatics, they have fewer problems and pack a bigger punch. The Ruger SP101 in .357 is a fine example, and may be the ideal back-up gun.
Ruger knows how to make revolvers. One of their most popular wheel guns is the .357 LCR, and for good reason. This 17 ounce .357 is about as light and compact as the platform gets. With its enclosed hammer and short barrel, the LCR is a favorite for concealed carry. While recoil from the .357 can be a bit punchy, the round trumps anything a polymer semi-auto can offer.