S&W and Colt Revolvers That Deliver Happiness at Any Price

Revolvers evoke a certain sense of nostalgia, longing for simpler times. Many gun owners can recount their first time shooting a wheelgun alongside a parent or grandparent – a warm and fuzzy memory to most.

At Guns.com, we like to help you don those rose-colored glasses for a stroll down memory lane with a vault full of revolvers. Though prices range from expensive to modestly priced and features vary, the following guns are sure to have one thing in common – the ability to bring a smile to any revolver enthusiast’s face.

Colt Python

The Colt Python Aristocrat of .357 Magnum Revolvers

You can’t mistake a Python for anything else. (Photos: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

The granddaddy of them all, the Colt Python is the revolver that all other revolvers strive to be. A highly sought-after collectible, the Python easily slips into target practice at the range and is equally at home as a nice BBQ gun to show off to friends.

With barrels offered in 4-, 6- and 8-inches, these guns won’t decline in value anytime soon. For a full feature on the Colt Python and why other revolvers tremble before it, check out our assessment HERE.


Smith & Wesson 627 Performance

This 627 has been given the Performance Center treatment resulting in a good looking gun

The Smith & Wesson 627 brings eight shots of .357 Mag, meaning it’s equally comfortable on the range as it is in a home defense setup. The 627 Performance brings the famed quality of Smith & Wesson with a Performance Center touch turning it into a thing of beauty.

This particular model features a stainless-steel finish, gold bead front sight and rear adjustable sights. It has a tuned action along with a chrome trigger and trigger stop.

The final brushstroke of beauty on this gun is the wooden handles offer a look that is both classy and timeless. Don’t let this one walk out of your life – grab her before she’s gone!


Colt Single Action Army

Call it the Single Action Army, Colt 1873, or Peacemaker, the iconic Colt .45 has been a crowd-pleaser for over 140 years. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

The Colt Single Action Army may have 146 years under its belt, but it’s still going strong. These revolvers have garnered praise from SASS shooters looking for an authentic cowboy shooting experience.

These days, the Colt SA Army revolvers fetch a high price, especially first- and second-generation models, which make them valuable in the collector’s world. In short, you’ll be spending upwards of a thousand dollars to get your hands on one. Looking for something a little more competitive in price? You can always opt for a replica.

Want to learn more about the Colt SA Army and its history – check out Guns.com’s feature on this famed wheelgun.


Colt Detective Special

When going into harm’s way on a case from a questionable dame, the Colt Detective was mandatory. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

When going into harm’s way on a case from a questionable dame, the Colt Detective was mandatory. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Those of you longing for the days of film noir will solace in the Colt Detective Special. These snub-nosed revolvers saw extensive use in both real police departments as well as their fictional Hollywood counterparts.

Chambered in .38 Special these wheelguns are classics with many concealed carriers still sporting this proven model. An especially popular backup gun, many law enforcement and old school carriers slap the Colt Detective Special in an ankle holster for low-key concealment.

Whether you’re looking for your next BUG or want to play the part of Humphrey Bogart, the Colt Detective Special won’t let you down.


Smith & Wesson 624

SW 624 44 spl 1980s

This sleeping beauty is a Smith & Wesson Model 624, a fine target revolver with a 6-inch barrel made for a short run in the 1980s by Big Blue, chambered in curious but commanding .44 Special. You don’t run across these every day, making this a BBQ gun with presence and an interesting back story to boot.

Smith & Wesson’s revolvers are so nice, we just had to bring them out twice. This time, the famed gun maker brings us the S&W 624. Chambered in .44 Special, this model is a timeless wheelgun with a beautiful stainless-steel frame and checkered grips.

Show her off at the range or let her rest at your bedside, this revolver is worth putting on display. Not to mention, the .44 Special offers a more manageable experience than its magnum counterpart.

The .44 Special S&W 624 weren’t produced in mass quantity like some of Smith & Wesson’s other models, meaning it’s worth scooping up when you find one.


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