02:01:20 PM Jul 20th 2014
I don't see how the Darwin award one in Real Life (very similiar to this: http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-04.html ) can happen without either foul play or suicidal intent. Whoever loaded the gun would know there is no gap when they pushed the bullet in. So, why would the shooter just pick up a loaded gun and think he is playing Russian roulette, obviously skipping the crucial step of spinning the cylinder?
10:05:21 PM Sep 6th 2013
An additional Anime utilizing this trope is S-CRY-ed, which features the insane, sociopathic mass-murderer named George Tatsunami, whose power boils down to conjuring a massive revolver which fires colossal, exploding bullets the size of minivans. It doesn't go over well, but it combines nicely with his fondness for murdering people. As a new TV Tropes user, I'd appreciate somebody putting this in, as I'm not entirely certain how to do so. Thanks!
03:04:01 PM Nov 13th 2010
The .357 Magnum isn't "too powerful", in fact it is one of the most common self-defense rounds, even in snubbies. The .41 Magnum straddles the border and the .44 Magnum goes over it. People who actually use the .44 Magnum for SD usually use Lite rounds which are pretty much a .44 Special with a different headstamp and larger case. Also there were plenty of small and reliable semi-automatic handguns even in the early 1900s (Colt 1903 and it's variants comes to mind), and by the 1930s there were even more. Revolvers stuck around mostly because of their price and the luddite tendency in the firearms world. The Wonder 9's of the 1980s weren't the first of their kind (Browning HP anyone?), they were just the first to really gain traction.