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Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Just Might Want A Revolver

Now, I know the title of the video below uses the word “need”, but I don’t think that is quite appropriate, you “need” food, you “need” water, you “need” air to breathe, but when it comes to handguns, “need” just doesn’t cut it. I like to think that when it comes firearms, it all about what works best for you, after all, it’s you that will be using it.

When it comes to revolvers, it’s all about choices and what works best for you.

Revolvers are good guns for several reasons. First, they are reliable and durable, as they have a simple mechanism that requires minimal maintenance. This means they are less prone to malfunctions and can be used in harsh environments.

With fewer moving parts comes a lowered risk of the firearm having issues like malfunctioning. Revolvers are also easier to maintain, once again, due to their simplicity. Most of the time, cleaning a revolver only means opening or removing the cylinder and using bore brushes to clean the barrel and cylinders.

A revolver gets its name from the revolving cylinder that the cartridges are loaded into. The firing mechanism rotates the cylinder before each shot, indexing the next round in front of the hammer. They can be either single or double action.

Double action means that pulling the trigger both cocks the hammer, advances the cylinder and fires the round. Essentially, pulling the trigger performs all three actions. Single action means that pulling the trigger only releases the hammer to fire the round. The hammer then has to be manually cocked before the firearm can be fired again.

Reloading a revolver takes more time then a semiautomatic pistol, a revolver’s cylinder has to have each chamber loaded one by one. Of course you can find speed loaders which speed up the loading time though, but this depends on what type of revolver that you have.

To me, a revolver is simple, easy and fun and that is why I like them, that and as a kid, I used to sit in front of my black and white television on a saturday afternoon and watch old cowboy movies and used to imagine what it would have been like to be a cowboy….but I digress, a revolver is a very good gun to own and when you need it, it won’t let you down.

And in that respect then “yes”, I guess one does “need” a revolver. But, watch the video and make up your own mind about that.

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