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9th Apr '18 7:09:09 AM DanaO
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* The first two ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' games had him using revolvers with .45 Schofield ammo. ''Infinite'' .45 ammo, in fact; the guns were also accurate out to ridiculous ranges, and extremely useful for plinking at distant enemies who weren't aware of Sam or weak ones who were.

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* The first two ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' games had him using revolvers with .45 Schofield ammo. ''Infinite'' .45 ammo, in fact; the guns were also accurate out to ridiculous ranges, and extremely useful for plinking at distant enemies who weren't aware of Sam or weak ones who were. (The [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] really hammers this trope home; human R&D had just started to crack the enemies' infinite ammo technology, had time to use it to send Sam in with one EmergencyWeapon that wouldn't rely on enemy resources for reloads, and picked .45 Schofield ammo as the best thing they could give him.)
1st Apr '18 10:08:08 AM CalamityRaven26
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** VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda introduces the Sidewinder, which fits this trope [[PlayedStraight far more traditionally]] than the M-358 Talon. [[SimpleYetAwesome A fantastic gun]] having a fast rate of fire and good damage output, its only limitation is its low, six-shot capacity.

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** VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' introduces the Sidewinder, which fits this trope [[PlayedStraight far more traditionally]] than the M-358 Talon. [[SimpleYetAwesome A fantastic gun]] having a fast rate of fire and good damage output, its only limitation is its low, six-shot capacity.
1st Apr '18 10:07:14 AM CalamityRaven26
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* Franchise/MassEffect

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* Franchise/MassEffect''Franchise/MassEffect''
1st Apr '18 10:06:46 AM CalamityRaven26
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* While not a traditional revolver by any means (since revolvers have long been obsolete), the [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Cerberus-made]] M-358 Talon is a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]-[[HandCannon pistol]] hybrid, and to ensure it fires properly, the gun has multiple heat sinks that rotates with each fire, akin to a 20th-century revolver. The "better" part of the trope comes with it being one of the most useful and heavy-hitting handguns you can get on in the game, making it a favorite choice of a sidearm for players in both single-player and multi-player.
** VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda introduces the Sidewinder, which fits this trope [[PlayedStraight far more traditionally]] than the M-358 Talon. Having a fast rate of fire and good damage output, its only limitation is its low, six-shot capacity.

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* Franchise/MassEffect
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While not a traditional revolver by any means (since revolvers have long been obsolete), the [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Cerberus-made]] Cerberus]]-made M-358 Talon from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]-[[HandCannon pistol]] hybrid, and to ensure it fires properly, the gun has multiple heat sinks that rotates with each fire, akin to a 20th-century revolver. The "better" part of the trope comes with it being [[SimpleYetAwesome one of the most useful and heavy-hitting handguns you can get on in the game, game]], making it a favorite choice of a sidearm for players in both single-player and multi-player.
** VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda introduces the Sidewinder, which fits this trope [[PlayedStraight far more traditionally]] than the M-358 Talon. Having [[SimpleYetAwesome A fantastic gun]] having a fast rate of fire and good damage output, its only limitation is its low, six-shot capacity.
1st Apr '18 9:34:32 AM CalamityRaven26
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* Although traditional revolvers are long obsolete in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' introduces the [[HandCannon M-358 Talon]], a heavy pistol firing shotgun slugs. Designed with raw power rather than efficiency in mind, the Talon incorporates multiple heat sinks that rotate revolver-style after each shot to keep the gun cool. The in-game description even compares it to a 20th-century revolver.

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* Although While not a traditional revolver by any means (since revolvers are have long obsolete in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' introduces been obsolete), the [[HandCannon [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Cerberus-made]] M-358 Talon]], a heavy pistol firing shotgun slugs. Designed with raw power rather than efficiency in mind, the Talon incorporates is a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]-[[HandCannon pistol]] hybrid, and to ensure it fires properly, the gun has multiple heat sinks that rotate revolver-style after rotates with each shot to keep the gun cool. The in-game description even compares it fire, akin to a 20th-century revolver. The "better" part of the trope comes with it being one of the most useful and heavy-hitting handguns you can get on in the game, making it a favorite choice of a sidearm for players in both single-player and multi-player.
** VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda introduces the Sidewinder, which fits this trope [[PlayedStraight far more traditionally]] than the M-358 Talon. Having a fast rate of fire and good damage output, its only limitation is its low, six-shot capacity.
22nd Mar '18 3:28:35 PM darkemyst
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* While most weapons in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are death rays or other creations of mad science [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050418 one of the circus members prefers a revolver,]] even though she herself is a [[MadScientist Spark]].
1st Mar '18 10:58:13 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar era [[RareGuns/{{Revolvers}} [=LeMat=]]], which had a nine-round ammo capacity ''[[MoreDakka and a single shotgun shell in a secondary barrel]]''.

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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar era [[RareGuns/{{Revolvers}} [=LeMat=]]], which had a nine-round nine-shot ammo capacity ''[[MoreDakka and a single shotgun shell charge in a secondary barrel]]''.
1st Mar '18 9:45:11 PM JackTheHammer
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* Averted for United States law enforcement. Ever since some highly publicized deaths of officers killed while they were reloading, almost all now use automatics. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout 1986 FBI Miami shootout]] led to the FBI switching from revolvers to automatics. Most state and local police have done so as well. Some departments still have holdouts that continue to carry service revolvers, though: one notable example is the New York Police Department which moved in November 2017 to formally give notice to all its officers that [[http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2017/11/24/nypd-oficially-decommissions-revolvers-as-service-weapons/ revolvers will be completely phased out as of August 31, 2018]] and any remaining wheelgun uses will have to transition to either a Generation 4 Glock 17, Glock 19, or SIG Sauer P226 DAO.
** The Victoria Police Force, of Victoria, Australia, currently issues Smith and Wesson Model 10 revolvers, in .38 Special, and, as of April 2010, is only now slowly being phased it out by the Smith and Wesson M&P auto-loader, in .40 S&W.
*** The Model 10 was known as the Military and Police revolver, so it's almost appropriate that it be replaced by the Military and Police semi-automatic.

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* Averted for United States law enforcement. Ever since some highly publicized deaths of officers killed while they were reloading, almost all now use automatics. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout 1986 FBI Miami shootout]] led to the FBI switching from revolvers to automatics. Most state and local police have done so as well. Some departments still have holdouts that continue to carry service revolvers, though: one notable example is the New York Police Department which moved in November 2017 to formally give notice to all its officers that [[http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2017/11/24/nypd-oficially-decommissions-revolvers-as-service-weapons/ revolvers will be completely phased out as of August 31, 2018]] and any remaining wheelgun uses users will have to transition to either a Generation 4 Glock 17, Glock 19, or SIG Sauer P226 DAO.
** The Victoria Police Force, of Victoria, Australia, currently issues Smith and Wesson Model 10 revolvers, in .38 Special, and, as of April 2010, is only now slowly being phased it out by the Smith and Wesson M&P auto-loader, in .40 S&W.
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S&W. The Model 10 was known as the Military and Police revolver, so it's almost appropriate that it be replaced by the Military and Police semi-automatic.
24th Feb '18 2:11:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', 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.

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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's character runs a gun shop and shows off a series of increasingly cool revolvers to RussellCrowe, Creator/RussellCrowe, who must ultimately take the cheapest and ugliest gun in the store.
21st Feb '18 12:15:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* The [=UnGun=] in ''UnLunDun'' is a revolver that takes [[AbnormalAmmo anything as ammo]] [[spoiler:and magnifies or replicates it. Even when it's empty, it still will unfire and produce a vacuum]]

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* The [=UnGun=] in ''UnLunDun'' ''Literature/UnLunDun'' is a revolver that takes [[AbnormalAmmo anything as ammo]] [[spoiler:and magnifies or replicates it. Even when it's empty, it still will unfire and produce a vacuum]]
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