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    i recently purchased a 1:1 .357 magnum airsoft replica as far as airsoft guns go its complete rubbish it has no range and is less accurate then Helen Keller using a sniper rifle. but like all revolvers it is very manly and smells of America. since my airsoft team is spec ops i will probably never get to use this gun in a real game but it did get me wondering did the US armed forces ever issue revolvers?
    I will not place claymores in my front yard.
    I will not place claymores in my front yard.

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    Re: Gun history question: revolvers

    Of course they issued revolvers! What do you think came before automatics?

    And what part of Airsoft is "sP3c AwpZ"?
    |TG-X|Turkish

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      Re: Gun history question: revolvers

      spec ops - special operations
      I will not place claymores in my front yard.
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        Re: Gun history question: revolvers

        Originally posted by Capt. Obvious View Post
        spec ops - special operations
        Which has NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH AIRSOFT
        |TG-X|Turkish

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          Re: Gun history question: revolvers

          Airsoft is tactical we do have special operation games and my group only plays in that enviroment we do not scrim and if there isnt any organized structure to the game we leave
          I will not place claymores in my front yard.
          I will not place claymores in my front yard.

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            Re: Gun history question: revolvers

            Originally posted by Capt. Obvious View Post
            Airsoft is tactical we do have special operation games and my group only plays in that enviroment we do not scrim and if there isnt any organized structure to the game we leave
            |TG-X|Turkish

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            • #7
              Re: Gun history question: revolvers

              Wikipedia says that GIGN uses revolvers.

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              • #8
                Re: Gun history question: revolvers

                Originally posted by TurkishDelight View Post
                And what part of Airsoft is "sP3c AwpZ"?
                I don't know. It may be special because he has a fun and relatively safe hobby to practice with his buds.

                You buy nice replica guns, you buy some gear, and you make a neat scenario. For example, I used to play a pilot scenario where a couple of us would guard a "downed pilot." The others would attack them and try to escort the pilot to safety. We never had more than 10 of us, but it was fun. We'd play in the woods, in the fields, or in a mixture of backyards.

                His group is focused on US Special Forces - so his airsoft games are Special Operations.

                Fun stuff, stay out of trouble and always keep the orange tip!

                To answer your question...

                As soon as Revolvers hit the scene, the army started using them. The most famous, IMO, would be the colt single action army...

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Peacemaker

                They were used in World War 1 and 2, alongside the M1911 Semi-Automatic we all know and love. I know for a fact the british used a revolver in World War 2 as a side arm, but I can't think of the name.

                Either way, revolvers are nice, but were mostly used in the 19th century (1800's). Once semi-automatic became more and more standard, there wasn't much of a reason to keep revolvers around in the military.
                Last edited by Skud; 07-21-2008, 11:08 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: Gun history question: revolvers

                  The Enfield no. 2 mark II revolver. Double action.

                  Revolvers are still used in civilians since people say they are reliable, relatively easy to clean, and easy to conceal because of the skeletal design.
                  |TG-6th|SirNerd

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                  • #10
                    Re: Gun history question: revolvers

                    not to mention very manly.

                    so thats the peacemaker ive heard of it but never knew what it was

                    skud that sounds like a good scenario ill have to try that.
                    I will not place claymores in my front yard.
                    I will not place claymores in my front yard.

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