Most Innovative Revolver?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by GatorDude, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. GatorDude

    GatorDude New Member

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    What modern revolver strikes you as the most innovative, most exciting, and most game changing?

    I've narrowed it down to three that I think have really cool innovations: The Ruger LCR, Taurus Judge, and Ruger SP101 .327 Magnum. :cool: My reasoning is here:
    Three Innovative Revolvers for 21st Century Shooters

    Did I leave any really significant revolvers out? What's on your list?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Isn't there a .357 called the Rhino?
     

  3. GatorDude

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    That is a wild looking contraption. It supposed to be imported by Chiappa. It fires from the bottom chamber.
     
  4. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    Totally agree on the Rhino made by Chiappa
     
  5. canebrake

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    Mateba Model 6 Unica in .357 Mag, 44 Mag and 454 Casull
     

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  6. Charger Fan

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    Dan Wesson.;)
    While it's not a 21st Century revolver, it interchangeable "barrel under tension" system is definitely an innovative design.
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  7. canebrake

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    REVOLVER RHINO cal.357 mag 6 ROUNDS

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    60DS 6"
     
  8. GNLaFrance

    GNLaFrance New Member

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    The Medusa Model 47 chambers, fires, and extracts 25 different cartridges in the .38/9mm/.357 ammunition range.
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Mr. Dardicks Automatic Revolver. Fired a triangular cross section plastic cartridge (the tround), could switch from .22 to .38 by changing only the barrel. They also experimented with one that used a SALVO cartridge- four shots at once.

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    The MBA Gyrojet Rocket pistol. Each cartridge was a .45 caliber solid fuel rocket. Recoil of a .22, power of a 45, accuracy of a thrown chair. Ammo was $6 a bang in 1965. Today? Don't ask!
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I bet firing from the bottom of the cylinder really helps manage recoil. You learn something new everyday.
     
  11. Charger Fan

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    I could almost live with that 60DS Rhino, but the others are butt ugly.:eek: And what is that on the side...an evil Pacman symbol?

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    ...I see it now. It's a Rhino.:D LOL
     
  12. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i disagree that the judge is innovative. reason being is that it is a cheap copy of the magnum research BFR 45LC/.410 revolver.
     
  13. dallascj

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    Cane,
    Is that Metaba Spanish? I've never seen or heard of it before.
     
  14. Jpyle

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    Gyrojet was, I believe, the only pistol that could truly be defeated by putting your finger in the barrel. The round did not discharge under pressure of exploding gunpowder, it relied on a rocket cartridge that had very little acceleration out of the barrel.

    Was featured in a James Bond movie too I think...
     
  15. michigan0626

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    I saw a youtube video review of the rhino. He talks about how great the pointability of the revolver is. When he mentioned this I looked at it again, Doesnt it look like the grip angle is pretty close to the 1911's. Maybe someone with a protractor can verify.
     
  16. michigan0626

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O217lS2kVRk&feature=related]YouTube - Chiappa Rhino[/ame]

    6 shots, 7 yards, 357 mag Chiappa Rhino-----1.39 Seconds!!!

    Ive seen bill drill videos with 5 inch 1911's done in 1.5-2.0 seconds. Granted he isnt drawing from a holster. So, add half a second, 1.89 seconds?? Isnt anything under two seconds the goal of a bill drill? Low recoil, high power, fast shooting, small sized, light weight. Possible perfect concealed/open carry self defense handgun??

    I would love to see one in 44 mag.
     
  17. Viking

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    I remember going into a gunshop in Bremerton, Washington (a Looong time ago) and I saw the triangular plastic cartridges and as well the Gyrojet cartridges but best of all is remembering the saleman showing the great new Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag.
     
  18. powg

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    innovative rev.

    the rhino .....almost as ugly as a .455 webley. imo the best looking revolver ever made , would have to be the colt python
     
  19. powg

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    revolver revolution

    there was also a revolver ,that used recoil to clock the cyl...kind of a auto revolver ,instead of flutes the cyl had channels to do this,while firing .i think it was british ....butt ugly british