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15th Apr '17 11:15:45 AM marcoasalazarm
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* Very much subverted in Manga/GunsmithCats. Two times revolvers are used they fail noticeably, and when the main character gets hold of one she is visibly disgusted with it (although she's justified because the revolver was a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_night_special "Saturday Night Special"]] she nabbed from a random crook--seriously insufficient firepower for the trouble she had at hand). Doesn't stop her from doing rapid five-pulls with one to scare the hell out of someone she's interrogating though.

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* Very much subverted in Manga/GunsmithCats. Two times revolvers are used they fail noticeably, noticeably (because of things like lead buildup after rapid-firing causing the cylinder to gunk up--although Rally admits on that case that the fault was using ammo made for target shooting (with extra-powerful magnum loading and no rifling to fit the armor-piercing heads) and not regular bullets), and when the main character Rally gets hold of one she is visibly disgusted with it (although she's justified because the revolver was a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_night_special "Saturday Night Special"]] she nabbed from a random crook--seriously insufficient firepower for the trouble she had at hand). Doesn't stop her from doing rapid five-pulls with one to scare the hell out of someone she's interrogating though.
15th Apr '17 10:32:09 AM dmcreif
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* In the third episode of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', a hitman named John Healy apparently has a preference for revolvers over semi-automatics, as revolvers have no chance of jamming....as shown when the semi-automatic he bought from Turk Barrett for a hit jams up.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In the third episode of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', a hitman named episode, John Healy apparently pulls a gun on a man that Wilson Fisk has hired him to kill. As he's about to pull the trigger, the show suddenly cuts back in time 36 hours earlier, when Healy is buying the gun from Turk Barrett:
-->'''Turk Barrett:''' ''[smells the pistol]'' Mmmm. Love that smell. Metal and oil. Fresh, never been fired. Take
a preference for revolvers over semi-automatics, as revolvers have no whiff. ''[Healy picks up the gun and holds it in a firing stance]''
-->'''John Healy:''' I'd like a good revolver better. No
chance of jamming....as shown when jamming up.
-->'''Turk Barrett:''' Man, look at this! ''[racks
the semi-automatic he bought from slide]'' [[BlatantLies This is top of the line. I guarantee, this baby will not jam, or my name ain't]] [[HonestJohnsDealership Turk Barrett for a hit Barrett]].
-->''[[[GilliganCut Cuts to Healy pulling the trigger in the bowling alley, and it
jams up.on him]]]''
4th Apr '17 8:37:49 PM JackG
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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Aramaki wordlessly places on the table a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum encased in a leather holster, a [[GoodOldWays noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates]]. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team Togusa uses a Chiappa Rhino 60DS, the updated equivalent of the Mateba autorevolver he carries in the anime.

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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Chief Aramaki wordlessly places on the table a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum encased in a leather holster, a [[GoodOldWays noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates]]. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team Togusa uses a Chiappa Rhino 60DS, the updated equivalent of the Mateba autorevolver he carries in the anime.
4th Apr '17 8:25:35 PM JackG
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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Aramaki wordlessly places a revolver in a leather holster on the table, a [[GoodOldWays noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates]]. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team, Togusa is shown to be using his Mateba autorevolver, [[Manga/GhostInTheShell as per the anime]].

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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Aramaki wordlessly places on the table a revolver Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum encased in a leather holster on the table, holster, a [[GoodOldWays noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates]]. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team, team Togusa is shown to be using his uses a Chiappa Rhino 60DS, the updated equivalent of the Mateba autorevolver, [[Manga/GhostInTheShell as per autorevolver he carries in the anime]].anime.
2nd Apr '17 10:35:16 AM JackG
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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Aramaki wordlessly places a [[GoodOldWays revolver in leather holster]] on the table, a noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team, Togusa is shown to be using his Mateba autorevolver, as per the anime.

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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Aramaki wordlessly places a [[GoodOldWays revolver in a leather holster]] holster on the table, a [[GoodOldWays noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates.subordinates]]. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team, Togusa is shown to be using his Mateba autorevolver, [[Manga/GhostInTheShell as per the anime.anime]].
2nd Apr '17 10:33:08 AM JackG
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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. When it's time to take on the BigBad, Aramaki wordlessly places a [[GoodOldWays revolver in leather holster]] on the table, a noticeable contrast to the high-tech autos wielded by his subordinates. And he can use it too, as he subsequently demonstrates against a hit team. When fighting a similar hit team, Togusa is shown to be using his Mateba autorevolver, as per the anime.
15th Mar '17 5:12:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Very much subverted in Manga/GunsmithCats. Two times revolvers are used they fail noticeably, and when the main character gets hold of one she is visibly disgusted with it. Doesn't stop her from doing rapid five-pulls with one to scare the hell out of someone she's interrogating though.

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* Very much subverted in Manga/GunsmithCats. Two times revolvers are used they fail noticeably, and when the main character gets hold of one she is visibly disgusted with it.it (although she's justified because the revolver was a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_night_special "Saturday Night Special"]] she nabbed from a random crook--seriously insufficient firepower for the trouble she had at hand). Doesn't stop her from doing rapid five-pulls with one to scare the hell out of someone she's interrogating though.
12th Mar '17 2:54:20 PM Kadorhal
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* [=McCree=] of ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' carries a revolver dubbed the Peacekeeper as his main weapon. It's high power coupled with accuracy makes it one of the most powerful weapons in the game.

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* [=McCree=] of ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' carries a revolver dubbed the Peacekeeper as his main weapon. It's Its high power coupled with accuracy makes it one of the most powerful weapons in the game.game.
* The ''VideoGame/FarCry'' series has started taking advantage of this trope starting with ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', where the top-level pistol of the first half of the game is a .44 Magnum revolver, which can be fitted with a longer barrel, illuminated iron sights, or a scope of some variety; it's powerful enough that one shot is a guaranteed kill on almost any non-animal enemy you meet in that half of the game. ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' dials it back, however, as the starting Webley revolver has low power, a slow rate of fire, and a slow reload, and the returning .44 Magnum doesn't get its long-barrel option... as well as being held away until the point where you can simply skip it and go straight for the even better Desert Eagle.
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]]
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