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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.
4th Jul '16 1:11:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* A major arc in the second season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' involved the brothers hunting down The Colt, a magic demon-slaying revolver made by Samuel Colt himself, one of the most powerful weapons in the series. Notably, the boys prefer automatics, although they never get into a discussion about it and [[TheObiWan Bobby]] used a Colt Single-Action Army.

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* A major arc in the second season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' involved the brothers hunting down The Colt, a magic demon-slaying revolver made by Samuel Colt himself, one of the most powerful weapons in the series. Notably, the boys prefer automatics, although they never get into a discussion about it and [[TheObiWan Bobby]] Bobby used a Colt Single-Action Army.
24th Jun '16 8:07:46 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/VForVendetta''. Mr. Creedy uses a revolver in his final confrontation with V himself. [[spoiler: However, it is ineffective, because V is wearing a breastplate.]] Also, [[spoiler: ideas are bullet-proof]]

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* ''Film/VForVendetta''. Mr. Creedy uses a revolver in his final confrontation with V himself. [[spoiler: However, it is ineffective, because V is wearing a breastplate. He does die from his wounds afterwards.]] Also, [[spoiler: ideas are bullet-proof]]
9th Jun '16 7:13:58 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Literature/JamesBond keeps a long-barreled Colt Single Action Army in his car whenever he needs more firepower. He finally wields it in "From A View To Kill" as he hunts for the Russian spy.

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* Literature/JamesBond ''Literature/JamesBond'' keeps a long-barreled Colt Single Action Army in his car whenever he needs more firepower. He finally wields it firepower during car chases. When John Gardner took over, he had Bond use a .44 Super Redhawk in "From A View To Kill" as he hunts for place of the Russian spy.Colt.
7th Jun '16 7:41:50 PM rjd1922
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** ResidentEvil1 offers you a .357 Colt Python, the most powerful gun in the game. In REMake, it's now a custom tailored Python that uses the name Silver Serpent.

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** ResidentEvil1 ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' offers you a .357 Colt Python, the most powerful gun in the game. In REMake, it's now a custom tailored Python that uses the name Silver Serpent.



** ResidentEvil3 gives Jill the .44 629 S&W, a more modern version of Dirty Harry's killing gun.

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** ResidentEvil3 ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3'' gives Jill the .44 629 S&W, a more modern version of Dirty Harry's killing gun.
30th May '16 8:25:51 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The ''Project Brutality'' [=WAD=] for ''[[VideoGame/Doom Doom 2]]'' has the Revolver. It's a powerful HandCannon that can shred weaker enemies and deliver a nasty punch to stronger ones but it has only six-shots meaning you have to reload it sooner than any other weapon, can't be silenced unlike the .45 pistol, and it only starts showing up at later levels. Due to how the gameplay works, it's easier to use the rifle and pistol to kill weaker foes with headshots and use rapid-fire weapons for stronger ones to force them to flinch and prevent them from attacking.

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* The ''Project Brutality'' [=WAD=] for ''[[VideoGame/Doom ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 2]]'' has the Revolver. It's a powerful HandCannon that can shred weaker enemies and deliver a nasty punch to stronger ones but it has only six-shots meaning you have to reload it sooner than any other weapon, can't be silenced unlike the .45 pistol, and it only starts showing up at later levels. Due to how the gameplay works, it's easier to use the rifle and pistol to kill weaker foes with headshots and use rapid-fire weapons for stronger ones to force them to flinch and prevent them from attacking.
30th May '16 8:24:29 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The ''Project Brutality'' [=WAD=] for ''VideoGame/Doom2'' has the Revolver. It's a powerful HandCannon that can shred weaker enemies and deliver a nasty punch to stronger ones but it has only six-shots meaning you have to reload it sooner than any other weapon, can't be silenced unlike the .45 pistol, and it only starts showing up at later levels. Due to how the gameplay works, it's easier to use the rifle and pistol to kill weaker foes with headshots and use rapid-fire weapons for stronger ones to force them to flinch and prevent them from attacking.

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* The ''Project Brutality'' [=WAD=] for ''VideoGame/Doom2'' ''[[VideoGame/Doom Doom 2]]'' has the Revolver. It's a powerful HandCannon that can shred weaker enemies and deliver a nasty punch to stronger ones but it has only six-shots meaning you have to reload it sooner than any other weapon, can't be silenced unlike the .45 pistol, and it only starts showing up at later levels. Due to how the gameplay works, it's easier to use the rifle and pistol to kill weaker foes with headshots and use rapid-fire weapons for stronger ones to force them to flinch and prevent them from attacking.
30th May '16 8:23:46 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The ''Project Brutality'' [=WAD=] for ''VideoGame/Doom2'' has the Revolver. It's a powerful HandCannon that can shred weaker enemies and deliver a nasty punch to stronger ones but it has only six-shots meaning you have to reload it sooner than any other weapon, can't be silenced unlike the .45 pistol, and it only starts showing up at later levels. Due to how the gameplay works, it's easier to use the rifle and pistol to kill weaker foes with headshots and use rapid-fire weapons for stronger ones to force them to flinch and prevent them from attacking.
29th May '16 4:44:53 PM ajbit26
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* Ed [=McGivern=] set several records on standard Smith & Wesson revolvers. His most famous is to fire five shots into a playing card-sized group in two-fifths of a second. He also shot marbles midair, fired targets that live helpers hung onto, shot targets from vehicles moving at over thirty miles per hour, fired without having a line of vision, shot from the hip and basically got crowds to see him because of his skill. And, to top it off he set several records ''dual wielding'', commonly considered to be one of the least effective tactics in a gunfight. He basically chose the revolver out of preference, but it shows what they can do.
* Revolvers have some advantages in home defense use. For people who keep it for years in the cupboard with little to no maintenance until it's needed in an emergency, revolvers can have an advantage in reliability. Poorly maintained or cheaply made guns can easily jam. If a revolver fails to fire, you can just try shooting again, as the cylinder rotates to a new chamber. For a semi-automatic, your can be in deep trouble if it jams, and will need to perform a clearance drill (typically "tap-rack-bang") to make it ready to use again. Especially true for gas pistols, which have an increased tendency to jam because there is less force available to cycle the action.

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* Ed [=McGivern=] set several records on standard Smith & Wesson revolvers. His most famous is to fire five shots into a playing card-sized group in two-fifths of a second. He also shot marbles midair, fired targets that live helpers hung onto, shot targets from vehicles moving at over thirty miles per hour, fired without having a line of vision, shot from the hip and basically got crowds to see him because of his skill. And, to top it off he set several records ''dual wielding'', commonly considered to be one of the least effective tactics in a gunfight. He basically chose the revolver out of preference, preference (the Smith & Wesson Model 10 was his favorite gun), but it shows what they can do.
* Revolvers have some advantages in home defense use. For people who keep it for years in the cupboard with little to no maintenance until it's needed in an emergency, revolvers can have an advantage in reliability. Poorly maintained or cheaply made guns can easily jam. If a revolver fails to fire, you can just try shooting again, as the cylinder rotates to a new chamber. For a semi-automatic, your you can be in deep trouble if it jams, and will need to perform a clearance drill (typically "tap-rack-bang") to make it ready to use again. Especially true for gas pistols, which have an increased tendency to jam because there is less force available to cycle the action.
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