Revolver vs Pistol

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by BigMac10, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. BigMac10

    BigMac10 New Member

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    Why is a Revolver not a pistol?
     
  2. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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    Pistol = One chamber

    Revolver = Multiple Chambers

    That is how I've always thought about it. I think if you really get down to it a pistol is any firearm meant to be shot with one hand so that includes revolvers. So a revolver is a pistol.
     

  3. FALPhil

    FALPhil New Member

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    That's pretty much it. I believe that is a paraphrase of the legal definitions as well.
     
  4. oznbolivia

    oznbolivia New Member

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    Revolver has a revolving drum that holds the cartridges. As the trigger is pulled or the hammer is cocked the drum or cylinder rotates to position a nerw round to be fired under the fireing pin (hammer), and align with the barrels forcing cone.

    Pistol is any other hand held firearm normally not held to the shoulder.

    Now there is a revolver that has a shoulder stock.

    Oz
     
  5. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog New Member

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    I was told a pistol has an intregral chamber and barrel.