What is the difference between a pistol and revolver?
A revolver has a rotating chamber that houses the bullets a pistol has a "clip" or "magazine"
The difference is that a pistol has a magazine and a revolver has a rotating cylinder that has individual chambers to shoot
Some people distinguish between pistols and revolvers. Both are handguns, but revolvers may not be pistols. A pistol would be an automatic, a single shot, a derringer type pistol, etc- but a revolver must have a cylinder holding the cartridges that revolves.
A "gun" generically refers to any firearm. A "pistol" generally refers to any hand gun. Minor addition: "Pistol" is used colloquially used to refer to any handgun, but technically, it refers to a semi-auto handgun as opposed to a revolver.
as long as the ammo is for the 45 ACP pistol it will work. can't use 45 revolver ammo in the ACP
A revolver is louder than a pistol due to the barrel-cylinder gap that is located between the cylinder face and forcing cone of a revolver.
Very generally speaking, a revolver has a revolving cylinder that rotates in order to bring a new round in line with the barrel. A pistol has a single chamber, and fresh rounds are fed into the chamber from a magazine. That is the more recent and slang use of those words. Revolvers and magazine fed semi-automatics are both pistols.
It's the round which makes the difference, not the pistol. A .45 automatic pistol is going to be more powerful than a .38 revolver, for example. There are revolvers chambered in cartridges such as the .454 Casull and .500 S&W Magnum, which aren't available in any automatic pistols, but it's still ultimately the round which matters, and not whether it's an automatic or revolver.
Obviously, it will depend on the caliber of pistol, and the distance between you and the pistol. A person firing a .357 Magnum revolver would be exposed to ABOUT 140 dB.
"Magnum" refers to the cartridge, not the firearm. The Desert Eagle fires Magnum cartridges. What you're probably asking is the difference between a revolver chambered for Magnum cartridges, and a Desert Eagle semi automatic pistol. Of the two, the revolver would typically be much more practical.
38 special is only a revolver caliber. that's like saying a 44 magnum revolver or a 500 special revolver. a revolver is a revolver
a shotgun is pump action and a revolver "revovles" the ammo.
A semi-auto pistol would be more prone to malfunction than a revolver.
the revolver allows multiple shots with reloading,that can be handy.
It all depends on what pistol you are talking about for example on the Revolver it is a grip panel where you hold the revolver, if you are talking about a Semi-Automatic Pistol, there are two things, the grip panel, and the ammo magizine.
yes................revolver ammo has a rim. Semi-auto cartridges do not.
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if it's a revolver......32 cal revolver ammo if it's a pistol......32 cal pistol ammo
A revolver is a type of pistol that the cartridges are in a chamber in a cylinder. The cylinder revolves in the gun (hence 'revolver') bringing each successive chamber in alignment with the barrel. A revolver could have five chambers, it could have ten. The most common would be five or six.
The .36 caliber Navy revolver designed by Colt. Incidently,When distinguished as a subset of handguns, a pistol is a handgun with a chamber that is integral with the barrel, as opposed to a revolver, wherein the chamber is separate from the barrel as a revolving cylinder. Grant used a revolver, not a pistol.
While there ARE specialized target auto pistol that are in caliber .38 Special, they are quite rare. The .38 Auto, and the .38 Super are both different cartridges from the .38 Special, and do not interchange. For everyday purposes, the .38 Special is a revolver cartridge, and the .38 Auto a semi auto pistol cartridge.
A revolver is so named because the bullets are in a cylinder which revolves to supply a new round to be fired after each shot. A pistol is usually supplied by a magazine which is in the grip.
Pistols are contained in a holster.
only a pistol is an semi-automatic. revolvers are not semi auto. A "pistol" is a generic term to refer to ANY handgun, revolver or Semi-automatic. Wrong! Only some one completely unfamiliar with hand guns nomenclature would call a revolver a pistol. A revolver is commonly referred to as: "revolver, wheel gun or shooter (short for 6 shooter)." A semi automatic is commonly referred to as: "semi auto or pistol."
The pistol does not have a permanently attached stock- and it is a lot harder to control. The pistol is one handed, the gun two.
The Model 1911 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in .45ACP. The Model 1917 is a large frame revolver also chambered in .45ACP but using half-moon or full-moon clips to hold the rounds.
Bullet diameter of a 9mm is .355; for a 38 it is .357. 38 case is longer. Additionally, a 9mm is designed to be used in a semi-automatic pistol, and a .38 is designed to be used in a revolver, although, there are a couple of revolvers that will chamber 9mm.
Can't be answered as asked. A revolver is a pistol. Adv/DisAdv in what situation?
What years did they make the 38 top break revolver? How can you know how old one is?
The term "1911" is generally used to refer to the Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol. it is a pistol, and not a revolver. However, there ARE revolvers that fire the same cartridge- the .45 ACP. But they are not referred to as "1911s".
A revolver4 is a pistol, however if you're talking about semi auto vs revolver, or mm vs gauge... Semi auto allows you to fire more rapidly and can carry more ammo, however many feel that a revolver is more accurate.
A regular pistol is a firearm. It uses gunpowder to fire a bullet. An air pistol uses compressed air to fire a pellet with less velocity than a firearm.
Yes- but not very common. There is an automatic pistol caliber known as the .38 Super, which does not interchange with the .38 Special revolver cartridge. There have been a small number of target pistols built to shoot .38 Special Wadcutter target ammo. And there is at least one auto pistol made in caliber .357 Magnum (revolver cartridge). However, revolver ammo is rimmed, and auto pistol ammo is rimless- there are usually feeding problems when… Read More
Perhaps because the Colt revolver contained six bullets wheras the the S&W at the time only contained five bullets. also, prior to the colt revolver there was only a single shot percussion pistol. The colt gave a man 6 shots instead of a single shot. This made a big difference fighting indians.
There is no difference. ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol.
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There'll be a notable difference... part of the difference with a .380 vs. a .38 Special is that the .38 Special will be a revolver, whereas the .380 is much more likely to be an automatic, so part of the recoil felt with the .380 will be the movement and weight of the slide.
No such weapon. It is either a Mark II pistol or a Redhawk Revolver.
Revolvers hold cartridges in a cylinder. When the revolver is operated, the cylinder turns (revolves) to align a cartridge with the barrel. Originally called a Revolving Pistol, shortened to revolver.
It depends on what you mean. A .38 revolver may be a .38 special, but there are other types of .38 besides just the special round.
You will have to be more specific for this question to be answered. For example, you might ask "What is the difference between a Nambu pistol and a Colt pistol". But the question cannot be answered in the form you ask it. Take some time to ask correctly please.
Revolver or semi-auto?
A gun is any firearm, especially a pistol or revolver.
Look on the butt of the revolver.
would that be pistol or revolver...........................
A large revolver