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.

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low speed
low durability
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
poor shooting precision
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flagIndia
0%
26%
53%
6%
15
flagItaly
6%
13%
60%
20%
15
flagGermany
15%
3%
47%
33%
51
flagNorway
42%
0%
42%
14%
14
flagPoland
25%
10%
33%
29%
3577
flagthe United States
20%
14%
33%
31%
48
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
13%
30%
31%
60

Gender

men32%
women37%
low speed
22%
27%
low durability
10%
8%
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
32%
37%
poor shooting precision
34%
26%

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