When it comes to concealed carry firearms the trend has strongly favored semi-automatic pistols for the past several decades. Smaller cartridges such as the .380 Auto, 9mm Luger and .40 S&W in sub-compact polymer framed, striker-fired handguns have been the norm and for good reason given their very small size and light weight.
The Ruger Single-Six single-action revolver has been a mainstay and top seller in Ruger’s line-up since it’s introduction in the summer of 1953. A traditional Western-style revolver, there’s no mistaking that the Single-Six was modeled after the famed Colt 1873 Single-Action Army (SSA).
In the past decade we have seen a swarm of new handguns brought to market specifically designed for concealed carry and personal defense. This trend was no fluke, but rather the result of the ever increasing number of states permitting it’s citizens to obtain a concealed carry permit – and more importantly, the number of people exercising that right to carry.