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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Revolver.
See also changes related to Revolver, or pages that link to Revolver or to this page or whose text contains "Revolver".

Parent topics

  • Firearm [r]: Device, often designed to be used as a weapon, which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity, using the energy of gases generated by a controlled explosion. [e]
  • Gun [r]: Either a general term for firearm, or a type of artillery with a relatively long barrel with respect to caliber, giving the projectile a fairly flat trajectory [e]
  • Small arms [r]: A firearm, for sporting or military use, intended to be carried and operated by a single person [e]

Subtopics

  • Magazine (firearms) [r]: In current use, a reservoir, capable of being attached to a weapon, which holds ready-to-use ammunition. Historically has been used for ready-use ammunition storage points or long-term ammunition storage and maintenance facilities [e]
  • Shot [r]: Projectiles that are made of solid metal, without an explosive filling [e]
  • Belt (clothing) [r]: An articles of clothing worn around the waist to support a pair of pants (trousers). [e]
  • Pearl Hart [r]: (1871-1956?) Cowgirl and outlaw; one of few female stagecoach robbers in the American Wild West. [e]
  • Gunpowder [r]: Generically, a low explosive used as a propellant, now smokeless powder; the older black powder was used as a warhead filler before the invention of high explosives; also used in pyrotechnics [e]

Other related topics

  • Rifle [r]: Primarily a shoulder-filed individual weapon, used for hunting, target shooting, and infantry combat; the term may also apply to larger artillery pieces with rifled barrels that impart stabilizing spin to their projectiles [e]
  • Shotgun [r]: An individual weapon used in sport, police, or military applications, generally firing multiple small projectiles ("shot") rather than a single bullet [e]
  • Hit-to-kill [r]: The infliction of damage by a weapon, which does not depend on other than mechanical energy transfer. At the low end, it can be as simple as a bullet hitting a nonmoving target, and at the high end, it can include the immense energies of a collision between an incoming ballistic missile and an intercept vehicle. It is a subset of kinetic kill, which includes explosives and other physically destructive "hard kill" mechanisms. [e]
  • Machine gun [r]: A firearm capable not only of full-automatic fire, but with additional features, such as large ammunition supply mechanisms, barrel cooling or quick-change features, etc., that lets it fire for prolonged periods [e]
  • Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution [r]: That Amendment to the Constitution of the United States addressing the "right to keep and bear arms", usually interpreted as referring to firearms [e]
  • Semi-automatic (military) [r]: A firearm that loads and fires once for each pull of the trigger [e]