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Old 10-02-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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What would you guys say is better? A 6 shooter or a 5 shooter? Ok maybe one or the other is not necessarily better but whats usually the difference between them? I would guess that having only 5 bullets allows the diameters of the bullets to be larger yielding a higher caliber, is this an accurate guess?

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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Or they use the same caliber and make the gun smaller.
As for better.... I guess its in the hands of the owner. Almost all of my revolvers are six guns that I only load five into

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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Or they use the same caliber and make the gun smaller.
As for better.... I guess its in the hands of the owner. Almost all of my revolvers are six guns that I only load five into
interesting.....that's an old habit i can't seem to break: i don't feel comfortable with a loaded self-defense revolver in the house...or out...unless the first chamber is empty....no matter if it is a 5 or 6 shot...with that first chamber empty i'm perfectly comfortable. better 4 or 5 shots than none at all......

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interesting.....that's an old habit i can't seem to break: i don't feel comfortable with a loaded self-defense revolver in the house...or out...unless the first chamber is empty....no matter if it is a 5 or 6 shot...with that first chamber empty i'm perfectly comfortable. better 4 or 5 shots than none at all......

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You are definately correct with the old revolvers, but with the ones that have the transfer bar there is no need because you have to pull the hammer back and have the trigger pulled befor the transfer bar will allow the hammer to hit the fireing pin so you can now load all chambers with these guns.
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whats the most rounds it can go? im sure they can hold more than 6

are there any 10 or 20 shooters or is this something only a batman character would have

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S&W makes the EXCELLENT K 22 in 10 shot,high standard had 9 shot cylinders on some of their models when they were being made,s&w and taurus makes 7 shot .357 mag on larger frames. The main reasons for having 5 shots vs 6 shots are in compact revolvers so the cylinder is smaller,or VerY large cartridges such as .454 casull,.460 s&w,or 500 s&w mag.

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Or they use the same caliber and make the gun smaller.
As for better.... I guess its in the hands of the owner. Almost all of my revolvers are six guns that I only load five into
I hope you are talking about single action, "cowboy" revolvers. With some of the SA revolvers this is no longer necessary if there is a transfer bar safety. With double action revolvers, it has never been necessary. A modern DA revolver can be carried with a full load in perfect safety. My particular revolver of choice for carry is a Taurus 617, 7 shot, .357 mag.
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FWIW, my S&W 360PD 5 shot .38/,357 is usually my carry gun. The frame is a bit small for .357 carry, so I have Federal .38+P loaded. I used to carry a Taurus 7 shot revolver, but this is much more concealable and realistic. Just my $0.02.

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I hope you are talking about single action, "cowboy" revolvers. With some of the SA revolvers this is no longer necessary if there is a transfer bar safety.
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I realize that the transfer bar system alleviates the need for the empty chamber under the hammer but not all of my single actions have the transfer bar system and rather than risk accidentally loading 6 into one without the transfer bar I simply treat all of my SA revolvers the same. Seems prudent to me and I don't carry them where an empty chamber would be a problem.

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With double action revolvers, it has never been necessary. A modern DA revolver can be carried with a full load in perfect safety. My particular revolver of choice for carry is a Taurus 617, 7 shot, .357 mag.
I beg to differ, the key word here is Modern. Early DA revolvers (and even some of the recent cheap crap think Hi score) were unsafe to carry fully loaded with a round under the hammer. I would say that fair quality and high quality DA revolvers that have been made in the last 20-30 years fit in the safe to carry fully loaded but not all DA's.
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Taurus and S&W both make 8 shot revolvers !

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