There are times that I prefer double action revolvers over pistols. Whenever I go to the range, I always have to pick up my used brass or let somebody do it for me. Thinking about my brass breaks my concentration and eventually adding unnecessary range time. If you compete, dont you just hate how some people pick up your brass and then sell it to somebody else for about P1 a pop? It is hateful to always scrounge for your brass because your pistol simply spat it out. It is untidy and disturbs the necessary order of things. The revolver simply presents my used brass like a servant to a king whenever I open the cylinder. In order for my 1911 to cycle reliably I have to consider so many things. I have to consider a polished barrel ramp, the extractor tuning, the right springs, the grocery list, the familys meal for the and whatever. Im no gunsmith nor do I like my gunsmith getting rich because of my ignorance. A good revolver like a Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 just goes bang whenever the cylinder aligns with the hammer. I am referring to a good revolver not the fly by night gone tomorrow morning revolver specimens. If the gun doesnt fire on the first round, I just pull the trigger until something goes boom. I hate it when I have to do a tap-rack-bang on a pistol. When I reload bullets or ask somebody to reload for me, I really need to make sure that they or I follow the right powder load, the type of head used, the over all length and a host of others. Whenever I use a revolver, I just open the wheel, in goes the bullets and Im in business. In a pistol, if I deviate a little on the load data, the gun wont cycle or sometimes a kaboom occurs. Revolvers also shoot the most powerful ammunition in the world without any problems. I can shoot anything from the most diminutive caliber up to perhaps the .50 magnum calibers. Somebody mentioned the Desert Eagles? How about reliability on those behemoths? I like guns that I can use in a defensive situation not just for the range or simply flaunting how big my gun is. I have other bigger things to consider and look at. Wheres my FHM? There are times that my magazines fail on me. I have to buy a new spring or a new follower. There are even times that I need a magazine tuning. One more thing that compounded to the magazine problems aside from rarity is the price. Some gun stores who once experienced brisk selling of pistols are now increasing the magazine prices. It is not everyday that somebody buys a new gun but everyday somebody can buy a new magazine. If I were a gun store owner Ill give the competitors a shooters lounge. The demand for magazines on these folks can really make my business lucrative. In a revolver, if I have the gun and some ammo Im good to go. I can opt for a speed reloader anytime because it is optional for me. Concealability is a plus factor in pistols. Many models are small and thin. I cant help thinking about the S&W J frame revolvers thats been with us for so many decades. Some revolvers even have bobbed hammers or concealed hammers making them easy to pull out of your holsters wherever they may be located. I tried the frame mounted and slide mounted safety on most pistols. I dont find any problems with those. Its just sometimes whenever Im already trained on a specific model (like an S&W Model 59), I have to retrain again on another model (a 1911 comes to mind). The difference on the location of the safety switch gives me a substantial delay in presenting my gun if I familiarized myself with a different safety. I dont see this problem with a revolver. When I get too familiar with a snubnose, there is no problem transitioning to a six-inch barrel revolver. Their manual of arms is the same no matter what size they come in. Competitions favor the pistols. I can only imagine how much Jerry Miculek trained to be the worlds fastest revolver shooter. I also admire Bob Munden trick shooting on the revolvers. Anyway these are just thoughts on the revolver. I like them because once you have them cleaned, all you need is ammo and youre in business.