With all of the anti-gun sentiment going on right now, it is a wonder that anyone can still buy or sell a gun. When you do not know enough about different kinds of guns, you also tend to get a bit terrified of being near one. To help you get past the fear of the unknown as it relates to guns, here is some information on the best things about owning and shooting revolvers.
Revolvers Are an Amazing Part of History
Many people, good or bad, in the past have owned a gun at one time. Cowboys owned revolvers. Infamous outlaws such as Billy the Kid owned revolvers. They are an intricate part of the history of many events, including the shoot-out at the O.K. corral between the Earps and the Clantons and the defending of the Alamo.
Owning a revolver tends to make people view these historical events more carefully and examine the events with greater interest and zeal. Better still, if you find, purchase, and own a revolver that is a certified historic relic, you tend to get excited and feel as though you are a part of that event vicariously. Being able to hold and touch a piece of history -- and/or fire it -- is quite the intriguing feeling.
A Revolver Shoots until the Bullets Are Spent
The whole point to inventing a revolver was to invent a gun that you did not have to stop and reload after every bullet. The barrel of a revolver holds six bullets. You can fire six times before you have to reload. Once you have spent the bullets in all six chambers, you are done until you the barrel is reloaded. In a shootout, this was invaluable because you had to count the number of shots fired as they were fired, so that you knew how many bullets the other shooter(s) had left before you would have a break to fire back without being fired on. It also meant that you had an opportunity to creep closer to the person(s) firing on you.
Revolvers Are Far Easier to Lock up Than Rifles
Repeating action or pump action rifles require some very large gun cases or safes for storage. Not everyone has that kind of room in their home or apartment. Revolvers can be kept in much smaller, lockable cases under the bed or in the bedside drawer for quick access to protection. The smaller cases provide ease of storage and protection against gun accidents.