What was the main weakness of Colt revolvers, comparing to its competitors?

low speed
low durability
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
poor shooting precision
Samuel Colt missed a great op­por­tu­ni­ty in firearms de­vel­op­ment when he dis­missed an idea from one of his gun­smith­s, Rollin White. White proposed a "bored-through" revolver cylinder to allow the use of metallic car­tridges in a handgun. After Colt fired White for sug­gest­ing an im­prove­ment to his re­volver, White took his idea to Colt's com­peti­tor, Smith & Wesson, who patented his in­ven­tion and kept Colt from being able to build car­tridge firearms for almost 20 years.

Answers distribution

low speed
low durability
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
poor shooting precision
answers
flagItaly
5%
10%
63%
21%
19
flagIndia
0%
29%
52%
5%
17
flagthe Netherlands
31%
5%
47%
15%
19
flagNorway
43%
0%
43%
12%
16
flagGermany
22%
6%
37%
33%
77
flagthe United States
24%
13%
33%
28%
66
flagPoland
27%
11%
31%
29%
6675
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
14%
29%
28%
102
flagCzech Republic
33%
0%
25%
41%
12
flagUnknown
36%
12%
20%
31%
885
flagRepublic of Ireland
35%
0%
14%
50%
14

Gender

men25%
women35%
low speed
29%
28%
low durability
12%
9%
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
25%
35%
poor shooting precision
32%
26%

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