12 Best 357 Carry Pistols For Sale – March 2022

The best CCW 357 Magnum pistols on sale in 2022

You see less of them these days, but a concealed carry 357 Magnum revolver is still the only valid form of self-protection for plenty of you.


So what is the best 357 Magnum carry pistol on sale in 2022?


Smith & Wesson 340 PD. The best 357 Magnum concealed carry pistol

1. Smith & Wesson 340 PD


  • Price: $1,192.99
  • Barrel: 1.875 inch
  • Total: 6.3 inch
  • Weight: 0.74lb
  • Capacity: 5


Meet the lightest 357 Magnum pistol in the world, and the obvious choice if you want to carry a large caliber revolver in your pants.


The Smith & Wesson 340 PD can trace its lineage all the way back to the J-frame revolvers of the 1950s that law enforcement loved. They evolved into the Smith & Wesson Model 40 Airlite, and finally into this 0.74lb wheelgun with a Scandium alloy frame.


The enclosed hammer and low profile fiber optic front sight help with a smooth draw with the alloy frame Smith & Wesson. As does that stubby 1.875 inch barrel. Inevitably it’s snappy and recoil control largely comes from your shooting technique, but that’s the payoff for a palm-sized 357 Magnum that is easy to conceal.


These concealed carry revolvers sets the standard for this sector in so many ways that it just has to be the winner, despite the price. If you have the money and want the best for appendix carry or just about everywhere else, the Smith & Wesson is right here waiting for you.



Colt King Cobra Carry on sale now

2. Colt King Cobra Carry

  • Price: $899.99
  • Barrel: 2 inch
  • Total: 8.2 inch
  • Weight: 1.6lb
  • Capacity: 6


There is a hammerless version of the Colt King Cobra Carry that you might like more. But for the sake of variety, this stainless steel version with the exposed hammer gives you options.


The Colt is significantly heavier than the winner and we maintain it’s a major disadvantage in a concealed carry gun. When it comes to actually firing, though, the extra weight can help with the recoil.


So 95% of the time the S&W is better, but the 5% where the Colt is better tends to be the most important. The double action/single action options are nice to have, for a start.


The frame is heavy duty brushed stainless steel, the rubber grips do the job, we like the flat front sight and after coming back to the market in 2019 after an extended hiatus, the Colt King Cobra Carry is proving a smash hit.



Kimber K6s, a great concealed carry 357 Magnum pistol that might just become your new EDC. Get yours today.

3. Kimber K6s


  • Price: $1,066.99
  • Barrel length: 2 inch Barrel
  • Total: 6.62 inch
  • Weight: 1.44lb
  • Capacity: 6


Kimber brought its fearsome reputation for producing high end 1911s to the world of wheelguns with the K6 and it has produced an absolute stainless steel smash hit.


This is the best conceal carry pistol, pocket pistol, whatever you want to call it. And it is sublime.


Everything from the cylinder release to the handle are just perfect for the job and the profile on the barrel means it’s easy to draw and easy to shoot. The front sight, too, is near perfect.


The Kimber can come with a 3 inch barrel, or 4 inch. If you want long range accuracy then sure go for the longer barrel. But this is a concealed carry list. So yeah…



Rock Island Armory AL3.0 on sale now. A great concealed carry 357 handgun. A great tool for self defense.

4. Rock Island Armory AL3.0

  • Price: $571.99
  • Barrel: 2 inch
  • Weight: 1.50lb
  • Capacity: 6


Rock Island Armory don’t make the prettiest guns, generally, but they do make a mighty effective handgun at the right price. That’s enough for lots of you.


It comes with a drop safety, a simple hammer and not much else really. But it’s basically half the price of the big name alternatives. So does that matter?


This gun is produced in the Czech Republic and it’s a solid DA/SA revolver with 3 finger grooves that do a solid job. It’s a soft shooter, too, and some owners claim it’s like shooting a 22LR when you load it up with 38 Special.



S&W 66 Combat Magnum. Still one of the great carry revolver options. Get yours.

5. Smith and Wesson 66 Combat Magnum

  • Price: $935.99
  • Barrel: 2.75 inch
  • Total: 6.62 inch
  • Weight: 2.1lb
  • Capacity: 6

Smith & Wesson feature heavily on this list and there are certainly more specialist concealed carry revolvers these days.


But if you’re looking for an all round personal protection package then it is still hard to beat the classic Smith and Wesson 66 Combat Magnum.


The Smith & Wesson K-frame has been with us in some form or other since 1899, when it was built for the 38 Special cartridge for LEOs and the military. It’s come a long way since then.


Nowadays you get a nicely weighted 357 Magnum revolver, with barrel lengths that aren’t too snub nose, so contain the recoil. It’s a compromise in almost every department, but it’s also a good one.


Taurus Protector Polymer, a lightweight 357 Magnum pistol from the Brazilian budget firearms manufacturer.

6. Taurus Model 605 Protector Polymer


  • Price: $373.99
  • Barrel: 2 inch
  • Total: 6.62 inch
  • Weight: 1.26lb
  • Capacity: 5


The plastic frame means the Taurus is both cheap and lightweight. In fact it’s one of the few to get close to the Scandium alloy Smith & Wesson.


It does so for less than half the price. of course there are trade-offs. Logic dictates that plastic isn’t as strong as steel and the frame will flex while shooting. You might not pass this gun down to your grandkids either.


But if you’re not overly concerned with durability and want a lightweight 357 Magnum revolver that does just fine at defensive distances, well this works.



Colt Python on sale now. Get the shorter barrel lengths for the best conceal carry. Buy yours online today.

7. Colt Python

  • Price: $1,914.99
  • Caliber: 357 Magnum/38 Special
  • Barrel: 3
  • Total: 7.5 inch
  • Weight: 2.5lb
  • Capacity: 6

The Colt Python has come back with a, well, bang. The 3 inch barrel lengths are new for 2022 and so it just about slots into the concealed carry revolver class.


We’re glad to welcome this latest addition to the snake gun family.


Minor tweaks to the overall Colt Python design include new steel alloys to strip weight and increase torsional rigidity. New match-grade rear sights, checkered walnut grips that hark back to the original, and when you pull the trigger that silk smooth action will trigger happy memories too.


Ruger LCR chambered in 357 Magnum. One of the great budget carry revolvers. Get yours online today.

8. Ruger LCR

  • Price: $699.99
  • Caliber: 357 Magnum Revolver
  • Barrel: 1.9 inch barrel
  • Total: 7.5 inch
  • Weight: 1.2lb
  • Capacity: 5

The Ruger LCR is another one of the best concealed carry revolvers you can order chambered in a number of different cartrtidges. But here the small-frame revolver is carrying the full fat 357 Magnum.


Of course that means you’re limited on ammunition and can only pack 5 rounds in to these double action revolvers. but at defensive distances, that should be enough.


The form of the Ruger LCR is totally tailored to concealed carry, from the Hogue Tamer Monogrip through to the contour of the spurless enclosed hammer. You can order a Ruger LCRx with a hammer and a single action, incidentally, but it’s definitely less of a specialist and is often a nightstand pistol for home defense.


You can get a Ruger LCR with a Crimson Trace laser grip, too, if you’re worries about the lack of a rear sight on your double action carry revolver…


Smith and Wesson Model 686 Performance Cemner. Buy yours now!

9. Smith & Wesson 686 Performance Center


  • Price: $1,443.99
  • Caliber: 357 Magnum Revolver
  • Barrel: 2.5 inch barrel
  • Total: 7.5 inch
  • Weight: 2.13lb
  • Capacity: 7


The Smith & Wesson Model 686 Performance Center isn’t the lightest here by a long way. But it is without question one of the best guns here and if you are about to buy one then you have our full support.


Now the additional engineering that goes into a Smith & Wesson PC normally results in better long range accuracy. And you do get fully adjustable rear sights and a gorgeous cylinder release. But really what you’re paying the extra for here is peace of mind.


The cylinder and frame have been hand matched, polished and fettled by a master gunsmith. That beveled barrel has been worked on to provide the smoothest draw and a better natural balance.


But really you’re paying for the Smith & Wesson designer label for the knowledge that it should go bang when you pull that long double action or super crisp single action trigger. The rear sight really isn’t that big a selling point.


It’s also a super stylish statement piece, and apparently, The Rock has one for his concealed carry revolver. But he’s a big dude, so 2lb of steel to him is the equivalent of a normal man carrying a truck tire. Maybe…



Ruger SP101 at an awesome price. Buy your guns online today, here.

10. Ruger SP101


  • Price: $683.99
  • Caliber: 357 Magnum/38 Special
  • Barrel: 3 inch
  • Total: 7.5 inch
  • Weight: 2.13lb
  • Caliber: 7


The double action Ruger SP101 isn’t the cheapest here, it isn’t the best here. But as always it is a dependable, reliable and solid firearm for just slightly more than the cheaper alternatives.


Sturm Ruger really understands value for money and this 3 inch barrel version is a nicely balanced firearm in every respect.


The Ruger SP101 has a triple locking cylinder, patented grip design, super simple takedown method and cushioned grips that work as well as they look like they should. Those low profile front sights, too, are clearly for draw speed rather than the last word in target acquisition.


Everything on this Ruger SP101 pocket pistol is functional. And in a way, that makes the Ruger SP101 stainless steel art. We kind of love this little double action revolver honestly.



Charter Arms Mag Pug, a great little conceal carry revolver.

11. Charter Arms Mag Pug

  • Price: $359.99
  • Cal: 357 Magnum revolver
  • Barrel Length: 2.2 inch
  • Total: 6.7 inch
  • Weight: 1.44lb
  • Rounds: 5


Charter Arms make some great concealed carry revolvers for the budget conscious buyer.


Everything is fairly basic and nobody at Charter Arms is trying to reinvent the wheelgun. Instead these are solid basic firearms that get the job done.


The Charter Arms Mag Pug isn’t the prettiest here, but it does have a solid reputation for reliability and accuracy. Those things tend to be more important when it comes to the best concealed carry revolvers.


This snub nose Charter Arms Mag Pug small frame carry pistol is elegant, relatively light and it stashes inside an IWB holster. You get quality Hogue rubber grips and that cushioned rubber really helps squash recoil.


So the company has done good work to fit a lot of power into such a heavy duty small package for concealed carry.


You can order a Charter Arms with a 3 inch barrel, too. But that hurts its best concealed carry revolvers credentials.


Ruger GP100, a great conceal carry revolver that you can buy today.

12. Ruger GP100

  • Price: $809.99
  • Cal: 357 Magnum revolver
  • Barrel Length: 2.2 inch
  • Total: 6.7 inch
  • Weight: 2.2lb
  • Rounds: 6


The Ruger GP100 is a great little conceal carry with a hammer from Ruger.


We especially like the Ruger GP100 Match, which comes with competition features. The shorter barrel benefits really from the additional engineering and hand matched frame and cylinder. Pull the trigger and you’ll feel the difference too.


The Ruger GP100 is a great gun in any spec, though. And this one is significantly cheaper that some other revolvers on the market.



Magnum Research Desert Eagle is an option if you want a 357 Magnum semi auto.

13. Magnum Research Desert Eagle


  • Price: $1,701.99
  • Cal: 357 Mag
  • Barrel Length: 6 inch
  • Total: 9 inch
  • Weight: 4.5lb
  • Rounds: 9+1


Now we know this isn’t a revolver in any way, and at 4.5lb you’d be hard pushed to call the Magnum Research Desert Eagle a conceal carry pistol.


It’s a larger gun than that, to be honest, and is more suited to home defense, or bear defense. But it’s fun, this is the internet and we’ve got space. So here we are…


You might like 357 punch but also love large capacity magazines with a semi-automatic pistol.


In that case, semi-auto pistols are the way to go after all. Also, we just like putting something left-field at the bottom of our best of lists. We’re kind of contrary…


The semi auto is a legend in 50 Action Express spec, but this smaller caliber comes with a few advantages. Like reduced recoil, and improved reliability. Suddenly the semi-automatic pistol with 357 Magnum loads is viable, although we stop short of calling them carry guns. Or revolvers…


The Glock G32 357 Sig. An unusual semi-auto pistol alternative to the 357 Magnum revolvers on offer elsewhere.

14. Glock 32

  • Price: $582.99
  • Cal: 357 Sig Semi Auto
  • Barrel Length: 4 inch
  • Total: 7.3 inch
  • Weight: 1.7lb
  • Rounds: 13+1

This is very clearly a semi-auto pistol chambered in 357 Sig ammo, which surely rules it out of the best concealed carry revolver class? I mean it does, yes, but… We like options.


Glocks fit carry holsters better than big stainless steel revolvers andf a Desert Eagle, that’s for sure, especially IWB holsters. There’s a lot of other benefits with concealed carry semi-auto pistols, too, including lots of follow-up shots.


Accessories For Your Carry Revolver

So you have the best concealed carry revolvers. What else do you need? Well you can certainly look at Crimson Trace grips to paint a laser on your target. Don’t underestimate the value of those red and green lights in a high stress situation.


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