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16th Jul '17 11:57:33 AM nombretomado
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* True in aircraft weapons where the most popular form of gun armament since WW2 has been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_cannon revolver cannons]]. First invented as a [[StupidJetpackHitler Nazi wonder weapon]] these cannon use a cylinder with multiple chambers, like those of a revolver handgun, to speed up the loading-firing-ejection cycle. Although unable to achieve the crazy rates of fire of a Gatling gun, cyclic rates of between 1000 and 2000 rounds per minute are not uncommon. Moreover, because the revolver cylinder has a lower inertial mass than the Gatling gun's revolving barrels, the initial rate of fire is often much higher which can prove an advantage in air to air combat. Revolver cannons do have more issues with overheating and barrel wear, though.

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* True in aircraft weapons where the most popular form of gun armament since WW2 [=WW2=] has been [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_cannon revolver cannons]]. First invented as a [[StupidJetpackHitler Nazi wonder weapon]] these cannon use a cylinder with multiple chambers, like those of a revolver handgun, to speed up the loading-firing-ejection cycle. Although unable to achieve the crazy rates of fire of a Gatling gun, cyclic rates of between 1000 and 2000 rounds per minute are not uncommon. Moreover, because the revolver cylinder has a lower inertial mass than the Gatling gun's revolving barrels, the initial rate of fire is often much higher which can prove an advantage in air to air combat. Revolver cannons do have more issues with overheating and barrel wear, though.
30th Jun '17 5:28:50 PM DrSlide
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', wizards aren't allowed to kill with magic on pain of beheading, so Harry sometimes carries a gun -- and because he's a WalkingTechbane (against anything with a tech higher than the 1950s, mechanical[[note]]Mechanical does have a better chance of working if its more advanced, just it isn't perfect.[[/note]] or electronic), he uses a revolver in preference to a semi-automatic specifically because it's less likely to jam or misfire. He also mentions on occasion that he specifically picked the "Dirty Harry" type. He originally carried a Colt Detective Special, ie that snub-nosed pocket pistol that plainclothes cops are invariably seen with in Hollywood movies made before about 1995, but upgraded to an unidentified "medium-barrelled .357" after a run-in with some [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent loup-garou]]. After running with the .357 for a while Harry loses it during a fairy battle (seeing a pattern?) and upgrades again to a .44 magnum.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', wizards aren't allowed to kill with magic on pain of beheading, so Harry sometimes carries a gun -- and because he's a WalkingTechbane (against anything with a tech higher than the 1950s, mechanical[[note]]Mechanical does have a better chance of working if its more advanced, just it isn't perfect.[[/note]] or electronic), he uses a revolver in preference to a semi-automatic specifically because it's less likely to jam or misfire. He also mentions on occasion that he specifically picked the "Dirty Harry" type. He originally carried a Colt Detective Special, ie that snub-nosed pocket pistol that plainclothes cops are invariably seen with in Hollywood movies made before about 1995, but upgraded to an unidentified "medium-barrelled .357" after a run-in with some [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent loup-garou]]. After running with the .357 for a while while, Harry loses it during a fairy battle (seeing a pattern?) and upgrades again to a .44 magnum. Still later, he borrows a Smith & Wesson Model 500 from Karrin Murphy.
24th Jun '17 3:41:01 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'': The ''Danganronpa'' franchise utilizes (Truth) Bullets during Class Trials which are loaded into a metaphorical revolver. Certain trial minigames require the protagonist to fire bullets to shoot down contradicting arguments. Truth Bullets usually contain facts and evidence you have gathered during the Investigation Phase, but during trials, you can also absorb yellow arguments into your Truth Bullets to temporarily replace the original content.
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24th Jun '17 3:33:40 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Bandit Kieth's flagship monster is the [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/f/f4/BarrelDragonMC1-EN-ScR-LE.jpg Barrel Dragon]], a giant mechanical dragon made from three enormous revolvers. Revolvers that are loaded with three bullets each, and play RussianRoulette pointed at the enemy monsters. What's ''not'' cool about that monster? Other than the fact that the head revolver is really goofy? That all said, when Bandit Kieth holds a gun to Pegasus' head, it appears to be a Glock.

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* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Bandit Kieth's "Bandit" Keith Howard's flagship monster is the [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/f/f4/BarrelDragonMC1-EN-ScR-LE.jpg Barrel Dragon]], a giant mechanical dragon made from three enormous revolvers. Revolvers that are loaded with three bullets each, and play RussianRoulette pointed at the enemy monsters. What's ''not'' cool about that monster? Other than the fact that the head revolver is really goofy? That all said, when Bandit Kieth Keith holds a gun to Pegasus' head, it appears to be a Glock.
6th Jun '17 10:32:24 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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In [[TheWestern Westerns]], cowboys and outlaws are seen with revolvers. But this is because revolvers were the only repeating handguns at that time in history, not because of any cool factor. That doesn't stop it from ''being'' cool, though. One could argue this is where revolvers [[NostalgiaFilter first picked up their mystique]], though ''Film/DirtyHarry'' is probably responsible for popularising Magnum-loaded revolvers as the HandCannon of choice; this has faded a little in recent years, with the first choice for movie hero personal artillery more likely to be a .50AE [[RareGuns Desert Eagle]], much to the annoyance of gun enthusiasts. An enduring legacy of ''Film/DirtyHarry'' is that it's often assumed that every powerful revolver is a Magnum.[[note]]"Magnum" does not mean "really powerful;" it refers to a longer (and yes, inherently more powerful) cartridge version of an existing caliber. The .454 Casull, for example, was the most powerful revolver available to civilians for many years, yet doesn't even have "Magnum" in its name.[[/note]] An easy demonstration is that while the revolver is the HandCannon to a regular semi-auto pistol in most media productions, one shouldn't expect to see a semi-auto pistol as the HandCannon to a regular revolver.

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In [[TheWestern Westerns]], cowboys and outlaws are seen with revolvers. But this is because revolvers were the only repeating handguns at that time in history, not because of any cool factor. That doesn't stop it from ''being'' cool, though. One could argue this is where revolvers [[NostalgiaFilter first picked up their mystique]], though ''Film/DirtyHarry'' is probably responsible for popularising Magnum-loaded revolvers as the HandCannon of choice; this has faded a little in recent years, with the first choice for movie hero personal artillery more likely to be a .50AE [[RareGuns Desert Eagle]], much to the annoyance of gun enthusiasts. An enduring legacy of ''Film/DirtyHarry'' is that it's often assumed that every powerful revolver is a Magnum.[[note]]"Magnum" does not mean "really powerful;" it refers to a longer (and yes, inherently more powerful) cartridge version of an existing caliber. The .454 Casull, for example, was the most powerful revolver available to civilians for many years, yet doesn't even have "Magnum" in its name.name (despite still technically being one to the .45 Long Colt and .45 S&W calibers).[[/note]] An easy demonstration is that while the revolver is the HandCannon to a regular semi-auto pistol in most media productions, one shouldn't expect to see a semi-auto pistol as the HandCannon to a regular revolver.
20th May '17 3:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* Colt Anaconda from ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is the coolest as well as one of the best firearms in the entire game. Not only does this piece pack the punch of a shotgun (at ''long range''!) but it's also deadly accurate like a sniper rifle and ''fast''. The only drawback is its six-shot cylinder. Oh, and its firing sound is just plain badass. You can also switch to alternate fire and "fan" a room pretty easily, as long as you don't mind stopping to reload every two seconds.

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* Colt Anaconda from ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is the coolest as well as one of the best firearms in the entire game. Not only does this piece pack the punch of a shotgun (at ''long range''!) but it's also deadly accurate like a sniper rifle and ''fast''. The only drawback is its six-shot cylinder. Oh, and its firing sound is just plain badass. You can also switch to alternate fire and "fan" a room pretty easily, as long as you don't mind stopping to reload every two seconds.
15th May '17 7:46:47 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''3'' also has Takaya, leader of Strega, also carries one, stated by WordOfGod to be a [[HandCannon Smith & Wesson Model 500, the most powerful production revolver in the world]]. [[spoiler:He kills Shinjiro with it, and Junpei only survives a round through the chest when Chidori burns her life out to save him with her HealingHands.]]

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** ''3'' also has Takaya, leader of Strega, also carries one, who's stated by WordOfGod to be carrying a [[HandCannon Smith & Wesson Model 500, the most powerful production revolver in the world]]. [[spoiler:He kills Shinjiro with it, and Junpei only survives a round through the chest when Chidori burns her life out to save him with her HealingHands.]]
14th May '17 9:10:48 PM nombretomado
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** And then there are countless weapon mods, which add [[{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede's]] gun, the original .223 pistol from Fallout 2, many real-world revolvers and even rarities like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mateba_Autorevolver Mateba Model 6]].

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** And then there are countless weapon mods, which add [[{{Trigun}} [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede's]] gun, the original .223 pistol from Fallout 2, many real-world revolvers and even rarities like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mateba_Autorevolver Mateba Model 6]].
11th May '17 5:13:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', you know you're ''screwed'' if friggin GrimReaper himself is [[GunsAkimbo dual wielding]] Colt Buntlines! [[SkippableBoss The sound of chains ringing through the hallways are always a good cue for you to run]], [[ThatOneBoss no matter what level you are.]]
** Takaya, leader of Strega, also carries one, stated by WordOfGod to be a [[HandCannon Smith & Wesson Model 500, the most powerful production revolver in the world]]. [[spoiler:He kills Shinjiro with it, and Junpei only survives a round through the chest when Chidori burns her life out with her HealingHands.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Naoto Shirogane and Tohru Adachi use revolvers as their WeaponOfChoice. In both this game and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', Naoto can get a freaking [[HandCannon .44 Colt Anaconda]]. And that's only a mid-game weapon - the late-game revolvers are truly terrifying.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Makoto Nijima, a straight-laced honor student who shoots from the hip like she's in a Western. She's also the daughter of a cop and loves Yakuza movies, so this probably influences her choice of gun.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', you know you're ''screwed'' if friggin the friggin' GrimReaper himself is [[GunsAkimbo dual wielding]] Colt Buntlines! [[SkippableBoss The sound of chains ringing through the hallways are always a good cue for you to run]], [[ThatOneBoss no matter what level you are.are]]. The Reaper will also show up to kick your ass in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' and ''VideoGame/Persona5''.
** ''3'' also has Takaya, leader of Strega, also carries one, stated by WordOfGod to be a [[HandCannon Smith & Wesson Model 500, the most powerful production revolver in the world]]. [[spoiler:He kills Shinjiro with it, and Junpei only survives a round through the chest when Chidori burns her life out to save him with her HealingHands.
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** Takaya, leader of Strega, also carries one, stated by WordOfGod to be a [[HandCannon Smith & Wesson Model 500, the most powerful production revolver in the world]]. [[spoiler:He kills Shinjiro with it, and Junpei only survives a round through the chest when Chidori burns her life out with her HealingHands.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Naoto Shirogane and Tohru Adachi use revolvers as their WeaponOfChoice. In both this game and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', Naoto can get a freaking [[HandCannon .44 Colt Anaconda]]. And that's only a mid-game weapon - the late-game revolvers are truly terrifying.
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Makoto Nijima, a straight-laced honor student who shoots her revolver from the hip like she's in a Western. She's also the daughter of a cop and loves Yakuza movies, so this probably influences her choice of gun.
1st May '17 10:14:23 PM Caps-luna
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* The Mateba Autorevolver is one of the most sought after and highly performing handguns in the industry. It addresses a number of complaints about revolvers like the tougher trigger pulls on double actions and the recoil and spinning action. The Mateba fires from its bottom cylinder, greatly reducing upward pull endemic to handguns, especially revolvers. As an Autorevolver, it uses the gas from the round to turn the cylinder and recock the trigger, acting as somewhat of a halfway point between a revolver and a semiautomatic. However its still as reliable as a normal revolver and the only downside is that you only get six shots.
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