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  • revolver or nine millimeter, which is the best choice for you, which is more reliable, which is superior To understand these questions.

  • First, we have to understand the differences between the two weapons.

  • Ask anyone who's ever been in a firefight and they'll tell you that any time your weapon is not actively ready to be fired, it's as useless as a brick as firearms were developed.

  • Militaries quickly ran into the problem of reloading dead time during which the weapon was completely useless to its operator except as a club.

  • Reloading was often a long complicated affair that had to be carefully executed or otherwise, the weapon wouldn't fire or at worst seriously damage itself and potentially kill its operator.

  • One of the first practical solutions to the dead time problem was to introduce multi barreled weapons which could all be prepared for firing in advance.

  • These first weapons would allow a user to fire two or more barrels before having to take cover to undertake a long, complicated reload.

  • However, the addition of multiple barrels often made weapons even harder to use accurately.

  • Already a challenging proposition.

  • Until the development of rifling.

  • Nonetheless, designs continued with weapons being created from europe to Asia than included revolving barrels around the central axis.

  • The first design we begin to recognize as a modern revolver would come in 15 48 a three barreled match lock pistol from venice.

  • The chinese would create their own revolver type weapon with a five barreled musket revolver spear.

  • In late 16th century in Germany however, the idea came to gun manufacturers to reduce the weight and complexity of the weapon by making one simple switch.

  • Instead of having multiple revolving barrels, simply make a multi chambered cylinder pre loaded with ammunition that would revolving place, lining up with the weapons single barrel every time it was ready to fire.

  • This would be the birth of the true revolver and was revolutionary, allowing for fast accurate fire and making for a much less cumbersome weapon.

  • Despite their superior firepower, though, these weapons remained out of most troops hands, with only wealthy individuals or elite troops being equipped with one of them due to the complexity and high costs of manufacturing.

  • In 18 36 american inventor, Samuel Colt revolutionized the world of firearms with his invention of the infamous Colt revolver.

  • While on a sea voyage, Colt observed sailors using the ship's cap stand a large wheel like device used to assist sailors in hauling heavy ropes and cables and the ratchet and paul mechanism which was attached to it.

  • The ratchet allowed the sailors to turn the camp stand in one direction, then would fall into place behind a notch, so that if the sailors let go of the cab, stand the heavy weight of the rope or cable, wouldn't unwind and turn the cab stand backwards undoing all their hard work.

  • Samuel Colt got an idea to use a similar device to provide a way for a cylinder to be rotated automatically by simply cocking the guns.

  • Hammer.

  • Prior to this, the cylinder on a firearm had to be manually rotated, which dramatically slowed the rate of fire and forced the shooter to re acquire their sight picture and proper shooting form.

  • With Colt's revolver, shooter could retain their form and retain their sight picture much faster as the weapon remained in general line of sight and all that was needed to prepare it for further firing was the thumb.

  • Colt's revolver instantly became world famous with his company setting up machine shops in the US and To this day.

  • Colt Firearms produced 200 years ago remain as dependable as on the day they were manufactured.

  • The first revolvers used percussion caps and were muzzle loaders with the user pouring black powder into each individual chamber, ramming a bullet down on top of it and then placing a percussion cap at the rear of the chamber.

  • While still a very lengthy, complicated reload process was required to fully ready the weapon for firing, allowed several shots at a time.

  • A vast improvement over previous versions.

  • Even more importantly, however, was the fact that because the bullets were loaded into the firing cylinder and not through the barrel, the barrel could be rifled in traditional, smooth bore weapons.

  • The barrel was not rifled so as to allow a soldier to shove the tight fitting bullet down the barrel faster and more easily.

  • It allowed for more expedient reloading but ultimately led to terrible accuracy, revolvers.

  • However, solved this problem, as the bullet did not have to be forced down the rifle barrel and instead was loaded into the rear of it automatically, revolvers would get their day in the sun during the american civil war when they were used to devastating effect on the battlefield on both sides of the conflict.

  • However, by the end of the war and new revolution was already brewing.

  • Building off Samuel Colt's revolver to produce the first truly modern ammunition.

  • 18 54 french inventor Eugene Lafont shoe developed the left shoe model 18 54 a revolver which used metallic cartridges instead of traditional loose powder and ball ammunition while metallic cartridges had been around since the early 18 hundreds, the lava show 18 54 was the first firearm to utilize a refined version of the cartridge and make it popular.

  • The adaptation of a metallic cartridge over powder and ball led to even greater accuracy, fewer malfunctions and exponentially faster reloads.

  • By carrying the powder necessary for ignition inside its own cartridge, along with the bullet, metallic cartridges allowed for extremely fast reloads, revolvers remained largely single action affairs until the Europeans began building double action weapons in the late 19th century, a double action weapon allowed the user to both cock the hammer and fire the weapon with a single trigger pull while a single action weapons still required manual cocking of the hammer before firing the weapon.

  • Traditionally, firefights are games of inches and seconds and double action weapons quickly became preferable to single action being left behind by european manufacturers.

  • In 18 89 Colt introduced the model 18 89 the first modern double action revolver.

  • The 18 89 featured a swing out cylinder as opposed to a top break or side loading cylinder, while top break cylinders allowed for the ejection of all empty shell simultaneously and exposed all chambers for faster reloading.

  • It also necessitated the gun's frame being hinged in two halves, weakening over repeated firings, the stress the weapon endured, wound up warping the frame given its weakness and negatively affecting accuracy.

  • Sideloading cylinders avoided this problem but force the user to eject and reload one single chamber a time.

  • The swing out cylinder, however, took the best features from both designs to produce a winner still used today as the revolver was being refined, the roots for what would become the semiautomatic pistol were being laid down.

  • In 18 83 Hiram Maxim introduced a recoil powered machine gun made possible by metallic cartridges.

  • Before this machine guns were powered by manual energy with the infamous gatling gun requiring a hand crank to load around for fire, work the firing mechanism, extract the spent cartridge and load a new one in maxim's weapon harnessed the recoil energy of the firing itself to achieve the same process, making firing faster and requiring fewer crew to operate.

  • Maxim immediately brought this idea to the world of handguns, but due to the smaller amounts of energy involved, the weapons never proved practical and we're prone to malfunction.

  • Soon though, gun manufacturers turned to harnessing the energy of the explosive gasses involved in the firing process, resulting in the world's first semiautomatic pistol.

  • The Salvator don't use this weapon harnessed the rapidly expanding gasses from the burning propellant to reload the weapon with a fresh round as it fired.

  • The effect was nearly instantaneous as new semi automatic pistols offered even faster rates of fire than revolvers.

  • The real revolution, however, was in the fact that semi automatic pistols were not limited in their capacity by the number of cylinders they could accommodate, but rather by the practical size of the magazine attached to it.

  • This allowed semiautomatic weapons to double or even triple their capacity versus the revolver.

  • Early pistols however, were prone to misfires and stoppages given that they were mechanically more complex pieces of machinery than the relatively simple revolver.

  • It wouldn't be until almost the 20th century that the pistols would become commercially successful with Hugo Bouchard C 93 which utilized the 765 millimeter cartridge.

  • Despite being the first truly mechanically reliable pistol, the weapon was very large and bulky, making an impractical for battlefield use.

  • However, some saw the use after modification with a screw on wooden stock, turning them into pistol carbines.

  • In 18 96 paul Mauser introduced the C 96 Mauser, which would become the first commercially successful pistol to be used in a wide capacity at war with the magazine holding up to 20 rounds in a 763 cartridge.

  • The Mauser was used extensively in the South African War of 18 99 to 1902.

  • In 18 96.

  • American gunsmith john Browning would find success working with the Belgian firm of fabricated nationale.

  • His browning in 1900 featured the first use of a slide, but it was as cold in 1911 that would see his name become legend with the development of a weapon still used by many modern militaries Today, it wouldn't be until World War two that the pistol would begin to overtake the revolver in popularity.

  • However, while revolvers were still being issued in mass militaries around the world were starting to prefer the greater capacity and firing rate of the pistol.

  • With Germany designing the walther P 38 a double action pistol that could be carried loaded and ready to fire without the risk of accidental discharge.

  • As handguns increased in popularity, revolvers themselves were changed so that both weapons could use the same cartridges Today.

  • Nearly every military and police department in the world has made semi automatic pistols, standards over revolvers, so which is better.

  • The question is a nuanced one and personal preference as well as expected use all play a part revolvers are generally heavier than pistols, which can make them more exhausting to carry for battlefield troops already loaded down with nearly £100 of armor, ammunition, equipment and batteries if you've never been there, believe us every pound counts.

  • However, the added mass makes the weapon more stable and helps to absorb the recoil, which can help minimize loss of sight picture when firing a pistol by comparison is far more lightweight, often made with lightweight alloys and even some plastic parts.

  • This makes the weapon more prone to being bucked when firing, but also makes it much more comfortable to carry for long amounts of time.

  • Revolvers typically feature a much heavier trigger pull than pistols, which can make them more difficult to use for weaker or less trained individuals.

  • A pistols, light trigger pull can be much more comfortable for most individuals and helps to increase accuracy where the revolver shines, however, is an ease of use operating revolvers as simple as opening the cylinder, loading ammunition, closing the cylinder and squeezing the trigger pistols have the added complexity of racking a slide after loading a magazine in a step that can be lethal.

  • First shooter in a high stress situation who may in the panic of a firefight, forget to do it if they're not already carrying the weapon with a round chamber may seem like a silly mistake, but high stress lethal situations can make momentary dummies out of even the most well trained individual.

  • A revolvers ability to be immediately fired can also be an advantage with most pistols not being carried cocked and loaded for safety's sake revolvers however, are outgunned, unintended in two key areas, the first is capacity.

  • Revolver is typically limited to six or seven rounds with most pistols giving the option of at least 15.

  • This means a pistol user has over twice the firing capacity of a revolver user before needing to reload, which even if you're only firearms experiences playing call of duty is the fact that even the most novice shooter can immediately appreciate.

  • Revolvers are also keenly outmatched when it comes to the reload.

  • Reloading a revolver requires an individual to completely disengage their target and turn their full attention to the act of reloading.

  • While speed loaders exist to circumvent the issue of manually reloading each chamber, a user still forced to turn their attention almost fully to the act of reloading a pistol, on the other hand, features extremely quick and easy reloading.

  • With experienced shooters learning to reload on the fly while never taking their eyes off target and absolutely lifesaving advantage.

  • The revolver can't match pistols are more complex machines than revolvers and this can leave them vulnerable to misfires or stoppages.

  • But with well manufactured modern firearms, the rate of incidents between the two types of weapons is nearly negligible.

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