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23rd Nov '17 5:30:18 PM pwiegle
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* In ''Film/HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'', Marlboro Man prefers a revolver over an automatic pistol. This gets him in trouble more than once and causes Harley to berate him.

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* In ''Film/HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'', Marlboro Man Harley prefers a revolver over an automatic pistol. pistol -- a HandCannon that he can't shoot very well. This gets him in trouble more than once and causes Harley the Marlboro Man to berate him.
11th Nov '17 1:12:46 PM AzyWng
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*** To go with the katana thing, when Ocelot blasts the Russian mook in the Tanker chapter of 2, the camera angles and Ocelot's pose as he holsters his revolver are ''extremely'' similar to the 'sheathe your katana after a CleanCut' shots used in every anime with swords ever. Right down to holstering it across-hip instead of same-hip.

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*** To go with the katana thing, when Ocelot blasts the Russian mook in the Tanker chapter of 2, the camera angles and Ocelot's pose as he holsters his revolver are ''extremely'' similar to the 'sheathe your katana after a CleanCut' shots used in every anime with swords ever.after a SingleStrokeBattle. Right down to holstering it across-hip instead of same-hip.


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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has three different types of revolver, all of which fit in the secondary slot:
***The WU S333 (which also has short and long-barreled variants), sporting good damage per shot and good accuracy,
***The Uragan-5, a revolver shotgun that has slug and non-lethal variants,
***And the Tornado-6, Ocelot's WeaponOfChoice in the game. It sports greater damage-per-shot than the WU S333 and can even take advantage of ricochets to hit enemies beind obstacles, but cannot be modified in any way. If the player chooses to play as Ocelot in FOBs, Ocelot will [[GunsAkimbo dual wield them]].
12th Oct '17 1:12:19 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar era [=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 [=LeMat=], [[RareGuns/{{Revolvers}} [=LeMat=]]], which had a nine-round ammo capacity ''[[MoreDakka and a single shotgun shell in a secondary barrel]]''.
29th Sep '17 1:55:16 AM Galane
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*** Unless you load it with more than one brand of ammunition, kill someone then toss it in a river with the empties still in the cylinder. A murder where a person was shot with different brands of .22 bullets was solved years later when a person wading stepped on a revolver. When the gun was examined by police it was found to be loaded with several brands of .22 rimfire, with fired shells matching the bullets removed from the victim. The gun was traced back to its owner - and a report of it being stolen. The thief had been caught with other stolen items, but not the pistol. Had he the presence of mind to empty the cylinder and toss the rounds elsewhere, he'd have gotten away with murder.
19th Sep '17 9:55:03 AM Necrodomo
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* The first ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' game had Walker Colts made from the faded iron of the land of the dead. Colts were deadly powerful [[HandCannon Hand Cannons]] that were superior to every other gun in the game...until you had to find some more ammunition for them.
3rd Sep '17 12:45:16 PM jordanthejq12
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*** Plus, there's the Mysterious Stranger's .44 Magnum. The only way you can get it yourself is by console commands. When the Mysterious Stranger uses it, or if you get it from the Drifter, it will kill anything in the game (that can be killed at all) in a single hit. Also, in New Vegas, it will play the Mysterious Stranger's theme song whenever you draw it, which is just badass.
** In New Vegas, once again, the most powerful pistol is the Ranger Sequoia, a massive revolver. However, the semi-auto pistols remain useful throughout the game, with the 10mm pistol getting a hefty power boost.

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*** Plus, there's the Mysterious Stranger's .44 Magnum. Magnum, capable of one-shotting any (killable) character in the game. The only way you can get it yourself is by console commands. When commands.
*''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'' plays with this trope. Of
the starter pistols, the .357 Magnum has better damage and accuracy than the 9mm and 10mm automatics, but fires slower. Endgame pistols generally come in two categories: First, the smaller, quicker gun that relies on critical hits, of which there are two revolvers (That Gun, Lucky) and two automatics (A Light Shining in Darkness, Lil'Devil). The automatics fire faster and do more base damage, while the revolvers are more accurate (especially with Hand Loader ammo) and more likely to critical hit. The second category is the larger, slower HandCannon--all of these (the .44 Magnum and Mysterious Stranger uses it, or if you get it from Magnum, the Drifter, it will kill anything in the game (that can be killed at all) in a single hit. Also, in New Vegas, it will play the Mysterious Stranger's theme song whenever you draw it, which is just badass.
** In New Vegas, once again, the most powerful pistol is the
[[SniperPistol Hunting Revolver]] and Ranger Sequoia, a massive revolver. However, the semi-auto pistols remain useful throughout the game, with the 10mm pistol getting a hefty power boost.Sequoia) are revolvers.
24th Aug '17 2:08:50 PM TheBigBopper
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* Samuel Colt's five-shot Paterson revolver, first patented February 25, 1836 and manufactured in Paterson, New Jersey, was the first commercial repeating firearm employing a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers aligned with a single, stationary barrel. While they sold poorly because people saw them as unreliable novelties, John Hays acquired a pair of them for each of his Texas Rangers, who used them to fight off a band of Commanche indians in the Battle of Bandera Pass. Afterwards, Samual Walker of the Texas Rangers reached out to Colt and asked him to design a more rugged and powerful version that could be fired from the saddle, and was capable of taking out horses as well as men. Colt delivered with the Walker Colt, a HandCannon if there ever was one, as well as the first Colt . Also, firing these two hundred year old guns today still provides a fairly decent spread on a target from up to 60 feet away. The Walker did have some problems, however, the most notable being bust cylinders: In addition to the primitive metallurgy of the day, they featured overlength chambers for the front-loaded black powder charge, leading users to over-charge them--especially because they were unused to the Walker's conical bullets and sometimes put them in backwards, creating more space for extra powder than there was supposed to be. In addition, they were well-known for jamming if the loading lever wasn't secured to the barrel (often done with a piece of rawhide). The Colt Dragoon later solved the issues with the Walker.

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* Samuel Colt's five-shot Paterson revolver, first patented February 25, 1836 and manufactured in Paterson, New Jersey, was the first commercial repeating firearm employing a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers aligned with a single, stationary barrel. While they sold poorly because people saw them as unreliable novelties, John Hays acquired a pair of them for each of his Texas Rangers, who used them to fight off a band of Commanche indians in the Battle of Bandera Pass. Afterwards, Samual Walker of the Texas Rangers reached out to Colt and asked him to design a more rugged and powerful version that could be fired from the saddle, and was capable of taking out horses as well as men. Colt delivered with the Walker Colt, a HandCannon if there ever was one, as well as the first Colt .Colt that was a six-shooter. Also, firing these two hundred year old guns today still provides a fairly decent spread on a target from up to 60 feet away. The Walker did have some problems, however, the most notable being bust cylinders: In addition to the primitive metallurgy of the day, they featured overlength chambers for the front-loaded black powder charge, leading users to over-charge them--especially because they were unused to the Walker's conical bullets and sometimes put them in backwards, creating more space for extra powder than there was supposed to be. In addition, they were well-known for jamming if the loading lever wasn't secured to the barrel (often done with a piece of rawhide). The Colt Dragoon later solved the issues with the Walker.
24th Aug '17 2:06:34 PM TheBigBopper
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* Samuel Colt's five-shot Paterson revolver, first patented February 25, 1836 and manufactured in Paterson, New Jersey, was the first commercial repeating firearm employing a revolving cylinder with multiple chambers aligned with a single, stationary barrel. While they sold poorly because people saw them as unreliable novelties, John Hays acquired a pair of them for each of his Texas Rangers, who used them to fight off a band of Commanche indians in the Battle of Bandera Pass. Afterwards, Samual Walker of the Texas Rangers reached out to Colt and asked him to design a more rugged and powerful version that could be fired from the saddle, and was capable of taking out horses as well as men. Colt delivered with the Walker Colt, a HandCannon if there ever was one, as well as the first Colt . Also, firing these two hundred year old guns today still provides a fairly decent spread on a target from up to 60 feet away. The Walker did have some problems, however, the most notable being bust cylinders: In addition to the primitive metallurgy of the day, they featured overlength chambers for the front-loaded black powder charge, leading users to over-charge them--especially because they were unused to the Walker's conical bullets and sometimes put them in backwards, creating more space for extra powder than there was supposed to be. In addition, they were well-known for jamming if the loading lever wasn't secured to the barrel (often done with a piece of rawhide). The Colt Dragoon later solved the issues with the Walker.



* The earliest revolvers were designed after certain army officers (Paterson, Walker) asked a gun designer named Colt to give them a repeating pistol that could be fired from the saddle, and was capable of taking out horses as well as men. Colt delivered with the Colt Paterson and the Walker Colt, both of which were capable of taking out horses. Also, firing these two hundred year old guns today still provides a fairly decent spread on a target from up to 60 feet away. Revolvers were built to fire accurately, reliably, and powerfully (Horses!)
** "Reliably" might be an issue, especially with the Walker. These were fairly well-known in the day for burst cylinders (they featured overlength chambers for the front-loaded black powder charge, and apparently, "fill the whole thing up" was not the recommended operation). In addition, they were well-known for jamming if the loading lever wasn't secured to the barrel (often done with a piece of rawhide). The Colt Dragoon later solved the issues with the walker.
24th Aug '17 1:42:15 PM TheBigBopper
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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 Downplayed 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]]
21st Aug '17 9:11:28 AM Rotpar
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Foxhole}}'', the revolver is a pure upgrade over the [[StarterEquipment starting pistol]], giving up two rounds of ammo for better range and damage.
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