On Writing Guns: Do All Revolvers Hold Six Rounds?


The term “six shooter” is often used as shorthand for a revolver. But do all revolvers carry six rounds?

Nope. They can carry as five, six, seven and more. This Taurus Model 608 even packs eight .357 shells.

Don’t feel limited when writing revolvers. If you need an extra shot or two for a scene, there are revolvers out there with more than six.

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The Writers Guide to WeaponsThe Writer’s Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction¬†(Writer’s Digest Books) comes with everything but the ammo. Pick up a print or digital copy from these fine retailers:

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