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    What's Going on Here?

    Colt has just announced a new and improved Cobra. The Kimber K6, which was announced about a year ago is on the shelves and S&W has added a 2.75 inch version of their models 69 and 66 K frames. Even Rock Island Armory has a snub nosed 38 on the market. Ruger now has a 10 shot 22 based on their GP 100 and has just announced a 5 shot 44 special on that same platform.
    Is there a Revolver Revival going on? The shorter barreled K frames from S&W were easy since all they took was a shorter barrel but the other new wheelguns took some actual research and development.
    There must be enough interest in revolvers to warrant sinking some money into new designs and the fact that the Kimber and Cobra are definitely aimed at the concealed carry market validates that the small revolver is still a popular and effective option.
    As I have said before. I had no revolvers when I joined here in 2012. Now I have 6 and am working on getting more. Maybe I am a trendsetter

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    We'll sure help and enable you!! You KNOW how great a revolver trigger is, right, so git you some more!
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    Yes, there is a new revolver revival to use those words. Quite a few of the gun magazines are touting the revolver due to the ease of use, ease to conceal, and they're less prone to malfunction when needed in a pinch.

    We've all heard this same conversation here, for as long as the forum has been in existence. And, it will continue as long as handguns are legal to own.
    Revolvers are generally much easier to load, and if the first shot doesn't go off you just pull the trigger again until it fires.
    Older hands, and many ladies find racking a slide very difficult, if not impossible, and revolvers don't have that issue either.
    Generally revolvers are simply easier to use. And with the compacts like the J-frames they're quite easy to conceal as well.
    And lastly, with the exception of a few designs on the market, the revolver is much more elegant and nicer to look at than most semi-auto pistols, especially when comparing them to the new plastic fantastics.

    So with the revolver, what's not to love!
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    The part of your question I don't understand is how could you have only 6 revolvers in a span of 5 years, seems like you need to step it up.��
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    Quote Originally Posted by gearchecker View Post
    Yes, there is a new revolver revival to use those words. Quite a few of the gun magazines are touting the revolver due to the ease of use, ease to conceal, and they're less prone to malfunction when needed in a pinch.

    We've all heard this same conversation here, for as long as the forum has been in existence. And, it will continue as long as handguns are legal to own.
    Revolvers are generally much easier to load, and if the first shot doesn't go off you just pull the trigger again until it fires.
    Older hands, and many ladies find racking a slide very difficult, if not impossible, and revolvers don't have that issue either.
    Generally revolvers are simply easier to use. And with the compacts like the J-frames they're quite easy to conceal as well.
    And lastly, with the exception of a few designs on the market, the revolver is much more elegant and nicer to look at than most semi-auto pistols, especially when comparing them to the new plastic fantastics.

    So with the revolver, what's not to love!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimchance View Post
    The part of your question I don't understand is how could you have only 6 revolvers in a span of 5 years, seems like you need to step it up.��
    I squandered my half money on a half dozen bottom feeders and a couple rifles during the first half of that time span, then the enablers got me hooked. Some time in the next few months I plan to add a 617 to the revolver side of the collection

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    Revolvers are effective, refined well developed mechanisms. What's not to like?
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    Fantastic! All of my revolvers are at least three decades old... except for one, which is only ten years old.

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    I think there is a revival. I have seen it partially from new shooters who like the idea of having something that is different from the plastic you see everywhere even if they do or plan on getting one themselves. They also like the idea of the revolver as a simple point and shoot weapon with no need to worry about the safety or fumbling with any control during a state of stress in a shooting while having a single action trigger pull on the range for more precision work before moving on to double action drills.
    Having a gun in your hand is much more effective than having the entire police department on the phone.


 
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