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Old 08-02-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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What is the future of revolvers?

Do you think they'll stick around or be relgated to history, and cowboy action shooting.

I love them. But as much as it pains me to say it (and as hard as it is for me to believe) I'm one of the older guys. It just seems to me that younger guys don't seem to have any affection for revolvers.

Do you think they are destined to be like percussion guns and flintlocks; specialized historical use, but not something everyone would have?

I sure hope not.
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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IMO, revolvers will be around forever. They are gorgeous. However, due to the bulkiness of the cylinder, I expect fewer revolvers will be EDC. Too much bulk, not enough rounds to justify the concealment effort. YMMV
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I think they will stay around a while. Biggest reason is price and quality and simplicity. Most people can't or won't spend 1500 bucks for a super carry custom but want a quality gun. 4 or 5 bucks will get you a much nicer revolver than it will a semi auto I think. And the simplicity of the revolver. I do think the revolver manufacturer should pay close attention to the popularity and cost of certain caliber ammo. If ammo for a 38 or 44 gets to expensive or hard to find it could hurt the sale on the revolvers. What about a 9mm and 45acp revolvers. Maybe they already make them. Not sure.



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I don't think they're going anywhere. There's a huge demand for them and people that love them like yourself so makers will keep on truckin I assume.
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Originally Posted by Zoomybaby View Post
I think they will stay around a while. Biggest reason is price and quality and simplicity. Most people can't or won't spend 1500 bucks for a super carry custom but want a quality gun. 4 or 5 bucks will get you a much nicer revolver than it will a semi auto I think. And the simplicity of the revolver. I do think the revolver manufacturer should pay close attention to the popularity and cost of certain caliber ammo. If ammo for a 38 or 44 gets to expensive or hard to find it could hurt the sale on the revolvers. What about a 9mm and 45acp revolvers. Maybe they already make them. Not sure.
Earth to Zoomy! Ruger Birdshead .45acp. Charter Arms has a .9mm Pitbull
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I EDC'd my Ruger Alaskan all last year. I will again at the start of hunting season.

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Earth to Zoomy! Ruger Birdshead .45acp. Charter Arms has a .9mm Pitbull
I said maybe they did make them already, I was just two lazy to look it up.



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I EDC'd my Ruger Alaskan all last year. I will again at the start of hunting season.
LOL. We don't have any griz around here.
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I used to like revolvers, and still have a couple. But I don't find them as interesting as semi-auto pistols. I look at them more as play toys than tools.

Maybe my tastes will swing back the other way some day. For while I was all excited about semi-auto military rifles, but nowadays I really enjoy the handguns more.
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