Revolvers vs. Pistols. What’s the Difference?

April 1, 2022

They are both “handguns,” but what is the difference between semi-auto pistols and revolvers, and if you’re a new shooter, how do you choose? Gun Talk’s Ryan Gresham covers the primary differences and demonstrates loading, unloading and basic operation of both types using a Ruger American Compact and Ruger LCR.


Models shown:

Ruger American Compact:

Ruger LCR / LCRx:


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