best .454 Casull revolver? by Jason Hanson


Dick Casull passed away in 2018…

But yesterday would have been his birthday.

Casull is most famous for developing the .454 cartridge.

It’s one of the most powerful handgun rounds in the world.

It has about 75% more recoil energy than a .44 Magnum round.

If you were looking for around to stop bears, this would be it.

A few companies make revolvers for this specific cartridge, including…

The Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan…

The Taurus Raging Bull…

And the Magnum Research BFR.

If you live in Alaska or in the wild, this would undoubtedly be an excellent gun to have.

But, for a standard home defence revolver, this has a lot more power than is necessary.

For home defence, I’d stick with either .38 Special or .357.

Both of those rounds will have no problem stopping an intruder and are easier to shoot with a lot less recoil.

When it comes to the companies to buy a revolver from, I always stick with Ruger or Smith & Wesson.

They make the best revolvers, and I’ve never had any problems with my guns from either of these manufacturers.

Just remember, if you buy a snub revolver with a 2-inch barrel, the recoil is relatively healthy, and they’re not the most accessible guns to shoot.

I’d get a 4-inch revolver for a home defence gun and check out a 6-inch.

While my primary weapon is a semi-auto gun for home defence…

Thanks to these Legally Hiding Guns secrets, I do have revolvers stashed around my house.

And I have plenty of well-trained friends that only use revolvers for protection.

So, it doesn’t really matter whether you use a revolver or semi-auto for home defence…

Just make sure it’s what you’re most comfortable with and that you can access it very quickly.

Stay safe,

Jason Hanson

Former CIA Officer

Editor, Spy & Survival Briefing

Editor, Black Bag Confidential