So, Caleb ginned up a ton of hits from outraged revolver fans with a post titled "Revolvers are obsolete". Since Caleb's livelihood is based on ginning up hits, I don't see anything wrong with this, but I do get a kick out of respondees who act like the post was titled "Motherhood and Puppies: Threat or Menace?" People sure do get emotionally invested in their heaters.
Thing is, there's nothing in the body of the post I really disagree with,
"Oh, Tam!" you say, "Revolvers will still kill a bad guy just as dead now as they would on the set of Dragnet! Besides, how did they survive carrying revolvers for so long if they sucked so badly?"
Hey, a flintlock pistol will still kill somebody just as dead now as it did in the grove at Bladensburg, but you don't see many people carrying one.
"Oh, Tam!" you say, "You're setting up a reductio ad absurdum argument! I didn't say anything about flintlocks*. Besides, they only hold the one shot and they take forever to reload."
So holding more shots and reloading faster is better, then?
Don't get me wrong, revolvers are still plenty useful, and still dominate niche uses like woods guns or ankle and coat pocket carry. And if some weird solar flare were to cause every self-loader I own to crumble into dust, I'd strap on a K- or N-frame and go about my business without losing any sleep.
But if I can carry more BBs, and be able to reload faster in the bargain, all with no real downside? I'm all for that.
*As an aside, when I worked third shift in a convenience store before I turned 21, there may or may not have been a percussion Colt Navy replica under the counter on some nights. I figured it beat harsh language.
Any bets on how long it takes for the first commenter to say "If'n my revolver's so obsole... obsolecs... obso-whatever, why don't you stand over there and let me shoot it at you?" Hey, a Model A is obsolescent, but I wouldn't bet you couldn't drive one to New York.