Every now and then I find myself thinking about revolvers. Not sure why this happens. I mean the revolver is an old design. The full size ones don’t offer any where near the same capacity that modern striker fired pistols do, but I think about them none the less.
Recently, I came across a gem in the display case at one of my local gun shops. It was a brand spanking new Colt King Cobra. Given I also had wheel guns on the brain, I took it off their hands. I’m toying with the idea of getting a holster and a couple of speed loaders for it and carrying it for defensive purposes from time to time. Not sure I will actually do it as I have very little trigger time with the .357 Magnum cartridge or revolvers in general, but I’m toying with the idea anyway.
Thing is revolvers, in my mind, are a thing of beauty. They are simple, easy to operate, and reliable. Not to mention they have that old school western iconic thing going for them.
I’m not trying to imply they are easier to operate or more reliable than semi-automatic pistols by any means. In my opinion, I think they are harder to reload in comparison. But perhaps, that’s just due to my limited experience with them. At the very least, more motions are required to reload them even using a speed loader.
Whether or not I end up carrying one, try my hand at a local match with one, or take a class with one, I will definitely add more to the collection in the future. I’ll certainly at least add a full-size .44 Magnum (.44 Remington Magnum). I’d also like to add a couple of snub nosed revolvers for cartridges already in the collection. And then there are the Korth revolvers, the grails of the wheel guns in mind, which I’d like add to the collection someday as well.