Originally Posted by 7point62
Thats a great lookin hogleg and seeing that just makes me wish I lived back in the day when every man carried one and a man's word was his bond.
Both of those are holliwood myths.
There were just as many per capita liars cheats and thieves then as there are now.
The aproximate same percentage of folks then carried guns as do folks today.
The shoot out at the ok corall was all about vile scum like doc holiday trying to disarm citizens.
Weapon design has always been an arms race to get a better mouse trap out the door. Thats why the muzzle loader drifted out of sd favor and why cap and ball revolvers went to the wayside and then single action revolvers drifted into the past. Better came along.
Thats not to say you couldnt successfully defend yourself with a flintlock pistol, its just not the ideal way to do it.
Getting good with a single action revolver definately wins the style points however.