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
29%
5%
47%
17%
17
flagGermany
19%
4%
42%
33%
63
flagNorway
42%
0%
42%
14%
14
flagPoland
25%
10%
33%
29%
4401
flagthe United States
23%
14%
32%
29%
64
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
16%
29%
27%
81
flagCzech Republic
27%
0%
27%
45%
11
flagUnknown
40%
4%
20%
35%
45
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
0%
18%
36%
11

Gender

men30%
women36%
low speed
23%
28%
low durability
10%
8%
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
30%
37%
poor shooting precision
35%
25%

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