29 October 2011

Are Revolvers Pistols?

A resounding NO!

Know why?

A pistol is a handgun where the chamber is integral to the barrel.  This is why muzzle loading handguns are pistols as well as semi-automatics.  Revolver chambers are separate.

A pepperbox is a pistol!  A revolver isn't.

You may now stop using the term incorrectly and spread your newfound knowledge far and wide.

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