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
flagIndia
0%
26%
53%
6%
15
flagItaly
6%
13%
60%
20%
15
flagGermany
16%
3%
47%
32%
55
flagNorway
42%
0%
42%
14%
14
flagthe Netherlands
30%
7%
38%
23%
13
flagPoland
25%
10%
33%
29%
3735
flagthe United States
19%
16%
32%
32%
56
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
12%
29%
29%
64
flagUU
14%
14%
21%
50%
14

Gender

men32%
women37%
low speed
22%
26%
low durability
11%
8%
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
32%
38%
poor shooting precision
34%
26%

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