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9th Jan '17 5:52:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', LeonardoDiCaprio's character runs a gun shop and shows off a series of increasingly cool revolvers to RussellCrowe, who must ultimately take the cheapest and ugliest gun in the store.

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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', LeonardoDiCaprio's Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's character runs a gun shop and shows off a series of increasingly cool revolvers to RussellCrowe, who must ultimately take the cheapest and ugliest gun in the store.
9th Jan '17 12:43:24 PM tommythegun
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** Somewhat averted though in the case of subcompact handguns (like those often used for concealed carry), in that semiautomatics scale down better while still retaining stopping power. Revolver calibers were designed around longer barrels that allow powder to burn for longer, and lose as much as half of their energy when fired out of short snubnose barrels (semiautomatics lose energy much less sharply, and it's proven easier to design semiauto-caliber ammunition to work consistently across barrel lengths than revolver calibers). Most people don't realize that a 9mm +P round has as much or more energy than an equivalent weight .357 Magnum round until you get over a 3-inch barrel.[[note]] Compare here how sharply [[http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/megraphs/357mag.html .357 Magnum]] loads drop off in energy in short barrels versus [[http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/megraphs/9mm.html 9mm]].[[/note]]

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** Somewhat averted though in the case of subcompact handguns (like those often used for concealed carry), in that semiautomatics scale down better while still retaining stopping power. Revolver calibers were designed around longer barrels that allow powder to burn for longer, and lose as much as half of their energy when fired out of short snubnose barrels (semiautomatics lose energy much less sharply, and it's proven easier to design semiauto-caliber ammunition to work consistently across barrel lengths than revolver calibers). Most people don't realize that a 9mm +P round has as much or more energy than an equivalent weight .357 Magnum round until you get over a 3-inch barrel.[[note]] Compare [[note]]Compare here how sharply [[http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/megraphs/357mag.html .357 Magnum]] loads drop off in energy in short barrels versus [[http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/megraphs/9mm.html 9mm]].[[/note]]
9th Jan '17 12:41:01 PM tommythegun
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** Somewhat averted though in the case of subcompact handguns (like those often used for concealed carry), in that semiautomatics scale down better while still retaining stopping power. Revolver calibers were designed around longer barrels that allow powder to burn for longer, and lose as much as half of their energy when fired out of short snubnose barrels (semiautomatics lose energy much less sharply, and it's proven easier to design semiauto-caliber ammunition to work consistently across barrel lengths than revolver calibers). Most people don't realize that a 9mm +P round has as much or more energy than an equivalent weight .357 Magnum round until you get over a 3-inch barrel.[[note]] Compare here how sharply [[http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/megraphs/357mag.html .357 Magnum]] loads drop off in energy in short barrels versus [[http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/megraphs/9mm.html 9mm]].[[/note]]
8th Jan '17 12:01:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* Colonel Jeff Cooper wound up subverting this during WorldWar2. On the advice of Charles Askins, he took a Colt Single Action Army into combat in the Pacific. Cooper noted that this advice almost got him killed. (The revolver served incredibly well in combat for the most part, but reloading was agonizingly slow, which nearly got him killed when he was reloading in the open.) As a result, he developed the Modern Technique of the Pistol around a 1911.

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* Colonel Jeff Cooper wound up subverting this during WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. On the advice of Charles Askins, he took a Colt Single Action Army into combat in the Pacific. Cooper noted that this advice almost got him killed. (The revolver served incredibly well in combat for the most part, but reloading was agonizingly slow, which nearly got him killed when he was reloading in the open.) As a result, he developed the Modern Technique of the Pistol around a 1911.



* The AmericanCivilWar era [=LeMat=], which had a nine-round ammo capacity ''[[MoreDakka and a single shotgun shell in a secondary barrel]]''.

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* The AmericanCivilWar UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar era [=LeMat=], which had a nine-round ammo capacity ''[[MoreDakka and a single shotgun shell in a secondary barrel]]''.
7th Jan '17 7:58:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', Joker brings down the Batwing using a revolver with a ''really'' [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] barrel.

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* In Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', Joker brings down the Batwing using a revolver with a ''really'' [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] Freudian barrel.
31st Dec '16 1:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* Any British action-adventure children's book from the 1930s or 40s can be relied upon to use the word "revolvers", almost invariably carried by the villains (whereas if the good guys use guns, they're typically rifles or shotguns) - for example, several books by EnidBlyton and Arthur Ransome.

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* Any British action-adventure children's book from the 1930s or 40s can be relied upon to use the word "revolvers", almost invariably carried by the villains (whereas if the good guys use guns, they're typically rifles or shotguns) - for example, several books by EnidBlyton Creator/EnidBlyton and Arthur Ransome.
27th Dec '16 6:13:03 PM nombretomado
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* Gene Hunt of ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes'' prefers a [[HandCannon revolver]] to the standard police-issue semi-automatic handguns. Then again, he is a CowboyCop...

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* Gene Hunt of ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' prefers a [[HandCannon revolver]] to the standard police-issue semi-automatic handguns. Then again, he is a CowboyCop...
24th Dec '16 11:43:27 AM nombretomado
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* For the Gunslinger/ Gunsmith in ''{{Arcanum}}'', the Fine Revolver is the best all around weapon until mid-game. Best rate of fire, best damage per shot, best damage per action point. After that you'll need to rely on the Handcannon (sawed off shotgun), then the Elephant Gun (heavy rifle) before you reach your endgame uberweapon: Droch's Warbringer, a fast-firing and extremely heavy revolver.

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* For the Gunslinger/ Gunsmith in ''{{Arcanum}}'', ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', the Fine Revolver is the best all around weapon until mid-game. Best rate of fire, best damage per shot, best damage per action point. After that you'll need to rely on the Handcannon (sawed off shotgun), then the Elephant Gun (heavy rifle) before you reach your endgame uberweapon: Droch's Warbringer, a fast-firing and extremely heavy revolver.
10th Dec '16 9:52:27 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''Destiny'' has a class of weapons called "[[Main/HandCannon Hand Cannons]]" which are high-caliber, revolver-style pistols about the size of a sawn-off shotgun.

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* ''Destiny'' ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' has a class of weapons called "[[Main/HandCannon Hand Cannons]]" which are high-caliber, revolver-style pistols about the size of a sawn-off shotgun.
7th Dec '16 8:48:29 PM DustSnitch
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* Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes from AMC's ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' carries a large stainless steel revolver, despite the fact that most other modern American law enforcement officers have switched to semi-autos like the Glock. But then again, he is Rick Grimes, a serious BadAss. As the 6" stainless Colt Python is an out-of-production collector's item worth more than a half-dozen new Glocks, Rick is apparently also pretty loaded.

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* Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes from AMC's ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' carries a large stainless steel revolver, despite the fact that most other modern American law enforcement officers have switched to semi-autos like the Glock. But then again, he is Rick Grimes, a serious BadAss.badass. As the 6" stainless Colt Python is an out-of-production collector's item worth more than a half-dozen new Glocks, Rick is apparently also pretty loaded.
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