The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Downrange
It doesn’t make any sense. I’ve always felt uncomfortable and poorly armed when carrying a 5 shot revolver but I’m perfectly happy with a 6 shot. Does that one extra round make a big difference? Let me put it this way; when I was carrying a 5 shot snubbie Smith & Wesson revolver off duty and working in plain clothes the Universal Cop Dream troubled my sleep. There are many variations but mine always involved 5 shot revolvers and included features like running out of ammunition in gun fights, bullets bouncing off bad guys or dribbling out the end of the barrel and other horrifying scenes.
For many years Smith & Wesson and Colt competed in the revolver market and one of the big differences between them was the small S&Ws held 5 rounds while the short- barreled Colts held 6. Unfortunately, Colt got out…post was originally published on this site