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7th Aug '17 1:55:29 AM CashSloth
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* Skelter Helter, the first boss in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', has a revolver that revolves ''revolvers''. 36 bullets, right? Nope, he never runs out.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' has Dr. Peace, the 9th ranked assassin in the world, who uses a pair of golden revolvers.
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Skelter Helter, the first boss in the sequel, ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', has a revolver that revolves ''revolvers''. 36 bullets, right? Nope, he never runs out.
5th Aug '17 10:18:41 PM HighCrate
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* Despite using firearms, ''VideoGame/FableII'' actually doesn't use revolvers. Instead, we get flintlock pistols (which, despite the historical version, can actually have the highest rate of fire in the game), clockwork pistols (which are basically semi-automatics), and turret pistols (which are ''semi-automatic Gatling pistols''). The most powerful version? The turret pistol, of course!
** That's wrong. The turret pistol is pretty much a revolver. The Master Turret pistol has six shots and your character reloads them one at a time. Their rifle varient seems to be more like a Winchester Repeater, complete with a small magazine for fast firing. The clockwork guns, however, are exactly like a semi-automatic pistol and rifle, while the flintlocks operate more like bolt-action rifles.
** Flintlocks are actually capable of killing faster if you can get the timing down, though.
4th Aug '17 9:07:14 AM InterLoper
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* In ''In August of 44'', [[TheBigGuy Tamantsev]] uses two Nagant revolvers in the final skirmish. He prefers them for reliability, and reloading is not an issue: first, the fights against highly trained paratrooper agents are so short and frenzy-paced they tend to be over by the time you need to reload; second, Nagant holds 7 rounds (only one round less than semiautomatic TT used by other heroes) and Tamantsev has two of them and is a renown GunsAkimbo user.
1st Aug '17 4:39:24 AM TheWildWestPyro
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*** Played with in several Asian police departments. Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Singapore are some of the few places remaining where uniformed officers use .38 revolvers as their main sidearm. Officers who operate in other divisions (such as surveillance or in special response units) use semi-automatics. This is why in Hong Kong & Japanese TV shows/movies that involve the police, revolvers are the most likely gun to be used by officers. Although as of 2016, law enforcement in Macau has been armed with the Glock 17 as their standard sidearm.

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*** Played with in several Asian police departments. Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Singapore are some of the few places remaining where uniformed officers use .38 revolvers as their main sidearm. Officers who operate in other divisions (such as surveillance or in special response units) use semi-automatics. This is why in Hong Kong & Japanese TV shows/movies that involve the police, revolvers are the most likely gun to be used by officers.officers, although if the protagonists are detectives in Hong Kong media, they'll be using Glocks instead. Although as of 2016, law enforcement in Macau has been armed with the Glock 17 as their standard sidearm.
1st Aug '17 4:38:42 AM TheWildWestPyro
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*** Played with in several Asian police departments. Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Singapore are some of the few places remaining where uniformed officers use revolvers as their main sidearm. Officers who operate in other divisions (such as surveillance or in special response units) use semi-automatics. This is why in Hong Kong & Japanese TV shows/movies that involve the police, revolvers are the most likely gun to be used by officers. Although as of 2016, law enforcement in Macau has been armed with the Glock 17 as their standard sidearm.

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*** Played with in several Asian police departments. Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Singapore are some of the few places remaining where uniformed officers use use .38 revolvers as their main sidearm. Officers who operate in other divisions (such as surveillance or in special response units) use semi-automatics. This is why in Hong Kong & Japanese TV shows/movies that involve the police, revolvers are the most likely gun to be used by officers. Although as of 2016, law enforcement in Macau has been armed with the Glock 17 as their standard sidearm.
31st Jul '17 11:12:50 AM CynicalBastardo
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** In gameplay terms, however, revolvers are AwesomeButImpractical; They provide more stopping power than semi-automatic pistols, but cannot be suppressed, which makes them unsuited to a StealthBasedGame.
28th Jul '17 7:16:50 PM Stealth
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* The standard pistol in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' RPG spinoff ''Mechwarrior'' is described as a .357 Magnum equivalent, possesses six shots, and does more damage than almost any other slugthrower pistol (the one that ''does'' do more damage than it has exactly three shots, but ''not'' double the damage). It's also more powerful than some of the sniper rifles and [=SMGs=]. Particularly notable for doing more damage than some of the laser pistols and laser rifles available in the setting, at a fraction of the cost. There is also no action penalty for reloading (speedloaders are in play, presumably).

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* The standard pistol in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' RPG spinoff ''Mechwarrior'' is described as a .357 Magnum equivalent, possesses six shots, and does more damage than almost any other slugthrower pistol (the one that ''does'' do more damage than it has exactly three shots, but ''not'' double the damage). It's also more powerful than some of the sniper rifles and [=SMGs=]. Particularly notable for doing more damage than some of the laser pistols and laser rifles available in the setting, at a fraction of the cost. There is also no action penalty for reloading (speedloaders are in play, presumably). It is inexpensive, widely available, reliable (as in it doesn't jam on a fumble result like automatics will, nor does it have any accuracy penalties), relatively unrestricted, and has a low skill requirement, meaning that any character who doesn't want to specialize in handguns but still wants a sidearm can buy a revolver and protect themselves in a pinch.
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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