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Single Sixes, I love and can understand.
Single Tens and Single Nines.....
Do you think some of the old gunfighters would be rolling around in their graves, or..... do you think they would embrace the new changes.....
 

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Rolling in their graves. To me a single action revolver of any kind should carry 6 rounds. No more, no less!
 

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Rolling in their graves. To me a single action revolver of any kind should carry 6 rounds. No more, no less!
Pretty much the same for me as well..... :D
 

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I don't own one of the new pistols, but I think the old gunfighters would have embraced anything that gave them an edge. I wouldn't mind having a single ten. I've even thought about trading in my single six since I don't ever shoot the .22 mag.
 

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I agree with West Texan.
If they could have a few extra rounds, those guys would have jumped on it.
Haven't you seen the old photos where they have pistols hung from every place they possible can?
 

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Tsk, tsk, James. I have a Single Ten.
 

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I love tradition, but the 6 shooter was just another tool for survival. Just like people today what ever gave them a one up they would embrace.

Remember there wasn't any nostalgia with the 6 shooter back then because they were brand new. If a 7 shot came out at the same time I think we would be calling them seven shooters today.
 

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I agree with West Texan.
If they could have a few extra rounds, those guys would have jumped on it.
Haven't you seen the old photos where they have pistols hung from every place they possible can?
This.
 

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If you were in a shootout in the old west, would you have wanted ten shots or would you stay with six shots out of tradition? Why do you think those old Henry's and Winchester lever rifles were so sought after? We shooter's in this modern world are the ones who value the tradition. For folks back in the old west, firepower was a matter of survival.
 

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I might also add that a western style 22 revolver with more than six shots is anything but new. The old High Standard Double Nine, although a double action, was made to look like a single action and it dates back to at least the 60s. H&R and S&W have been making 22 DA revolvers for years with more than six shots. Why not a true SA with more than six shots?
 

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The "old gunfighters" were using mostly .45 Colts, not .22LRs. Can you imagine a ten shot .45 Colt SAA? A little bulky, huh?

And the better gunfighters only needed more than six shots when they had to shoot more than six people...............:D
 

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Ilike SS because of its ability to change from lr to mag I think in 1800s they would have liked the 9&10 shots. I think first revolver was 5 shot & later there was 9 shot cap n ball called Le Mat.
 

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In the days of the old west, new gun innovations happened almost as quickly as they do now. And those that could afford them got the latest, greatest gun they could. Imagine the old west if they'd had access to what is available now! I imagine there'd be a few Glock 18's being carried.
 

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Single Sixes, I love and can understand.
Single Tens and Single Nines.....
Do you think some of the old gunfighters would be rolling around in their graves, or..... do you think they would embrace the new changes.....
Gun fighters were always after the newest fastest shooting guns like when the repeater rife came out, but think they saw small cal. guns like 22's as ladies guns back in those days, instead of cheap to shoot like we do.
 

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In the days of the old west, new gun innovations happened almost as quickly as they do now. And those that could afford them got the latest, greatest gun they could. Imagine the old west if they'd had access to what is available now! I imagine there'd be a few Glock 18's being carried.
Glock latest greatest:eek:
 

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Me, I suppose I'm just a bit of a traditionalist then.
But I agree gunfighters were always looking for an edge.
 

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