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18th Sep '16 7:24:37 PM nombretomado
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* Revolvers are the ''only'' handguns in ''AlanWake''. Considering there isn't a gunsmith in Bright Falls, however, it makes sense to own a gun that's relatively easy to maintain.
** Zigzagged in ''American Nightmare''. The base revolver is one of the less powerful weapons available. The Magnum, on the other hand, is a revolver more powerful than a good portion of the two-handed weapons available, can shoot through enemies, and even has a larger magazine than the standard revolver. However, its spare ammo pool is quite small.

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* Revolvers are the ''only'' handguns in ''AlanWake''.''VideoGame/AlanWake''. Considering there isn't a gunsmith in Bright Falls, however, it makes sense to own a gun that's relatively easy to maintain.
** Zigzagged in ''American Nightmare''.''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare''. The base revolver is one of the less powerful weapons available. The Magnum, on the other hand, is a revolver more powerful than a good portion of the two-handed weapons available, can shoot through enemies, and even has a larger magazine than the standard revolver. However, its spare ammo pool is quite small.
7th Sep '16 3:01:54 PM flameclaw0x7
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For a competing product, see the [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] (particularly the SawedOffShotgun) or the [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]. Tends to be a PunchPackingPistol, when not a HandCannon outright. Compare and/or contrast with RevolversAreForAmateurs, where they're just better for someone inexperienced.

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For a competing product, see the [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] (particularly the SawedOffShotgun) or the [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]. Tends to be a PunchPackingPistol, PunchPackingPistol or a SniperPistol when not a HandCannon outright. Compare and/or contrast with RevolversAreForAmateurs, where they're just better for someone inexperienced.
13th Aug '16 4:56:24 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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 ''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 ''DirtyHarry'' ''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 ''DirtyHarry'' ''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.



* John Hartigan uses a revolver in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' and seems to be the only character to do so. Then again, he is based partially on DirtyHarry.

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* John Hartigan uses a revolver in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' and seems to be the only character to do so. Then again, he is based partially on DirtyHarry.Film/DirtyHarry.
13th Aug '16 2:09:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[DirgeOfCerberus Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus]]'': Vincent Valentine's main weapon, appearing first in the ''FFVII: Advent Children'' movie and later in said game, is the Cerberus, a massive three-barreled, three-cylinder double-action revolver (the barrels are arranged in a triangular setup with two side by side with one sitting on top) that fires all three barrels simultaneously when the trigger is pulled; the kind of nightmarish internal mechanisms and ridiculous trigger pull this would require is studiously ignored. In addition, it is powerful enough to take down helicopters. [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Though it takes a little longer to do so if you're actually playing the game]]. WordOfGod has also retconned the original game to state that the Cerberus should be considered his default weapon.

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* ''[[DirgeOfCerberus ''[[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus]]'': Vincent Valentine's main weapon, appearing first in the ''FFVII: Advent Children'' movie and later in said game, is the Cerberus, a massive three-barreled, three-cylinder double-action revolver (the barrels are arranged in a triangular setup with two side by side with one sitting on top) that fires all three barrels simultaneously when the trigger is pulled; the kind of nightmarish internal mechanisms and ridiculous trigger pull this would require is studiously ignored. In addition, it is powerful enough to take down helicopters. [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Though it takes a little longer to do so if you're actually playing the game]]. WordOfGod has also retconned the original game to state that the Cerberus should be considered his default weapon.
8th Aug '16 6:25:13 AM Ragitsu
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** Revolvers also do possesses a few benefits over "autoloaders". For one, if you suffer a Misfire, you can simply pull the trigger again instead of having to immediately service the weapon. Secondly, they stand less of a chance malfunctioning when fired underwater. Finally, they, along with manual repeaters, do not suffer a reduction in reliability when shot in outer space.

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** Revolvers also do possesses possess a few benefits over "autoloaders". For one, if you suffer a Misfire, you can simply pull the trigger again instead of having to immediately service the weapon. Secondly, they stand less of a chance malfunctioning when fired underwater. Finally, they, along with manual repeaters, do not suffer a reduction in reliability when shot in outer space.
8th Aug '16 5:28:39 AM REV6Pilot
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** Toned down in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' though. Revolver shotguns have been replaced with break action, drum magazine, and box magazine-fed shotguns, revolver rocket launchers are gone, but Torgue, Maliwan, and Jakobs continue the trend. Torgue's line of explosives-only weaponry extends to revolvers, (And it is even possible to get a 14-round explosive Torgue revolver that shoots two bullets at once) all of Maliwan's pistols, which are elemental, are also revolvers, and Jakobs still continues their line of revolving rifles and heavy revolvers.
** Interestingly, most players carry a Jakobs or Maliwan revolver as their primary (if they're doing a pistol build as the Assassin or Gunzerker), finding them more reliable and damaging than [=SMGs=], shotguns or even ''assault rifles.'' As well as that, partly thanks to this trope, Jakobs has become the most popular manufacturer with players, as their weapons retain their reliability and high damage from the first game and the new attribute of firing as fast as you can click.

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** Toned down in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' though. Revolver shotguns have been replaced with break action, drum magazine, and box magazine-fed shotguns, revolver rocket launchers are gone, but Torgue, Maliwan, and Jakobs continue the trend. Torgue's line of explosives-only weaponry extends to revolvers, (And and it is even possible to get a 14-round explosive Torgue revolver that shoots two bullets at once) once; all of Maliwan's pistols, which are elemental, are also revolvers, revolver-like, and Jakobs still continues their Western line of revolving rifles and heavy revolvers.
** Interestingly, most players carry a Jakobs or Maliwan revolver as their primary (if they're doing a pistol build as the Assassin or Gunzerker), finding them more reliable and damaging than [=SMGs=], shotguns or even ''assault rifles.'' As well as that, partly thanks to this trope, Jakobs has become the most popular manufacturer with players,
revolvers, as their weapons retain their reliability and high damage from the first game and with the new attribute of [[MoreDakka firing as fast as you can click.click]].
31st Jul '16 7:56:31 AM Ragitsu
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** Revolvers also do possesses a few benefits over "autoloaders". For one, if you suffer a Misfire, you can simply pull the trigger again instead of having to immediately service the weapon. Secondly, they stand less of a chance malfunctioning when fired underwater. Finally, they along with manual repeaters, do not suffer a reduction in reliability when shot in outer space.

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** Revolvers also do possesses a few benefits over "autoloaders". For one, if you suffer a Misfire, you can simply pull the trigger again instead of having to immediately service the weapon. Secondly, they stand less of a chance malfunctioning when fired underwater. Finally, they they, along with manual repeaters, do not suffer a reduction in reliability when shot in outer space.
31st Jul '16 7:51:49 AM Ragitsu
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** Revolvers also do possesses a few benefits over "autoloaders". For one, if you suffer a Misfire, you can simply pull the trigger again instead of having to immediately service the weapon. Secondly, they stand less of a chance malfunctioning when fired underwater. Finally, they along with manual repeaters, do not suffer a reduction in reliability when shot in outer space.
27th Jul '16 12:02:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', the BigBad, Benedict, uses this trope to maximum effect in one scene in the "real world". Benedict fires at Slater with his revolver until the hammer falls on a empty chamber. When Slater comes out of cover and [[LampshadeHanging points out that]] [[BottomlessMagazines guns need to be reloaded in the real world]], Benedict replies that he merely [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy left one chamber empty]] and then shoots Slater with the bullet still left in his revolver.

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* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', the BigBad, Benedict, uses this trope to maximum effect in one scene in the "real world". Benedict fires at Slater with his revolver until the hammer falls on a empty chamber. When Slater comes out of cover and [[LampshadeHanging points out that]] [[BottomlessMagazines guns need to be reloaded in the real world]], Benedict replies that he merely [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy left one chamber empty]] empty and then shoots Slater with the bullet still left in his revolver.
12th Jul '16 12:28:46 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 2142'' the strongest handgun is the revolver, balanced out by the fact it has less ammunition and truly awesome muzzle climb.
** Not to mention it had easily the best reload animation in the game, along with a loud boom that was just a terrifying to hear if you were on the PAC as hearing the Shuko Light Machinegun was to an EU player.
** The EU revolver also looks to have ammo of a pretty impressive calibre when compared to the PAC pistol. And this revolver has eight shots compared to the typical six.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}''
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In ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' the strongest handgun is the revolver, balanced out by the fact it has less ammunition and truly awesome muzzle climb.
** *** Not to mention it had easily the best reload animation in the game, along with a loud boom that was just a terrifying to hear if you were on the PAC as hearing the Shuko Light Machinegun was to an EU player.
** *** The EU revolver also looks to have ammo of a pretty impressive calibre when compared to the PAC pistol. And this revolver has eight shots compared to the typical six.
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