Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Revolvers Only 2019 Updates

After a few months off, I am happy to announce that regular posts are resuming on Revolvers Only! This includes reviews of wheel guns, new parts and accessories, match breakdowns, and more. Below you will find a few brief updates on the regular topics covered in the bimonthly articles, as well as the announcement of a new segment that will be starting soon. Thank you all for reading!

Revolver Reviews

Revolver reviews remain the most popular posts on the site and I really enjoy writing them. Unfortunately, I have posted write ups on the majority of my personal collection so I needed to find a new source for wheel guns. While visiting my local gun store, I met a local gunsmith named Jimmy who has a very large collection of revolvers that he has agreed to let me shoot and review on the blog. I have already borrowed half a dozen of these fine weapons for testing and will begin releasing these reviews soon!

Red Dot Sight Testing

The Red Dot Sight Revolver Project is nearing completion! At this point only one review has been posted, but testing has continued during the break. I am excited to say that majority of the shooting is finished and the reviews of the Trijicon RMR, C-More RTS2, Vortex Viper, and Vortex Venom will start appearing soon! 

Additionally, as more optics arrive on the market, I will do my best to review as many as I can access. After watching SHOT Show and NRAAM footage, I've discovered several new optics have entered the market. I am particularly interested in the new Trijicon SRO and might let a few of my current optics go to finance this purchase!

Building the Best J-Frame

It has been my understanding that the small framed revolver is a very popular selection for concealed carry. After a bit more research, I've found examples of more than one major manufacturer are reporting sales that suggest that the market is still purchasing pocket sized revolvers at a steady rate. In fact, a Ruger LCR is a regular companion when I am out and about, but I've wanted to try a Smith & Wesson J-frame for a long time. 

While perusing the shelves of a local gun store, I encountered a model that may be the perfect S&W J-frame for everyday carry: the model 360J. This model features a scandium alloy frame, shrouded ejector rod, and a replaceable front sight. I didn't end up purchasing it, but Jimmy did and we have been tuning it up. This series will detail the changes made to the 360J in an attempt to build the best J-frame!

Match Reviews

For the past few years I have largely been the only revolver shooter in East Texas. Recently, a few shooters have picked up wheel guns and started giving me a run for my money. In fact, there was enough interest in revolver specific competition that we have started a new ICORE club called Rose City ICORE! 

The club's home range is Rose City Flying Clays in Tyler, Texas, and there is an afternoon match on the second Sunday of each month. The matches are listed on Practiscore for those of you nearby! If you can't make it, I'll be posting match videos and stage breakdowns regularly.


This covers the updates for Revolvers Only. I apologize for being away so long, but I am ready to return to writing about wheel guns, gear, and matches! Thank you all for reading!

As always, if you have any suggestions for future posts or would like to share your experience on the current topic please post below!


  1. Glad to see you are up and running again!


    1. As of my last update in September 2021, the status of revolvers in 2019 remained largely unchanged. They maintained a niche market, valued for their reliability. Game Code Top It is ontinued to dominate the firearms industry, reflecting evolving preferences in self-defense and law enforcement.

  2. Glad you are back writing again and so grateful for the club shout out!!!