Shooting those .44 Mags again today… really put the Wheel Gun itch back into me. Sure, revolvers have a limited supply of ammo on board. Sure, for most people, revolvers are slower to reload.
However, Revolvers have some other qualities that are big bonuses… They are not Ammo Sensitive like an Auto. An Auto has to fire ammo that is within a certain power range or they wont cycle. Revolvers don’t. You can shoot super light target loads, you can shoot super hot magnum hunting loads… all through the same cylinder without changing anything.
This means Revolvers are by and large more reliable and more powerful than most automatics. Revolvers are elegant in their simplicity and mechanical timing. They are more often, more esthetically pleasing to the eye than most autos.
Accuracy is generally much better than an automatic as well.
But all this is old hat to the Readers of MadOgre.com… I wrote an article about this topic many years ago. Everything I said then, is still applicable now.
I am still thinking very hard about a certain S&W revolver… a 686 SSR. Tempting… very tempting…