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Replica Gun Focus: Fast Draw Revolver

Replica Gun Focus: Fast Draw Revolver

The fast draw revolver is one of the most iconic firearms of all time. It's been used in countless westerns, in movies and television, and has become a symbol of the American Wild West. But what is the story behind the fast draw revolver and how did it become such an iconic weapon? 

The Wild West

The fast draw revolver first appeared in the mid-1800s. It was developed as a tool to help lawmen and gunfighters fire quickly in a gunfight. This revolver was designed to be light and easy to draw from a holster, allowing a shooter to quickly draw and fire their weapon.

The first fast draw revolvers were single-action models with long barrels. These guns were designed to be accurate and powerful. These revolvers usually chambered for heavier calibers like .44-40 or .45 Colt, giving them excellent stopping power.

Double-Action Innovation

As the Wild West era came to an end, the single action fast draw revolver was replaced by double-action revolvers. These guns typically had shorter barrels, which made them even easier to draw and fire quickly. The shorter barrels also made them more accurate and easier to handle in close quarters.

Fast Draw in the 20th Century

The popularity of the fast draw revolver increased in the early 20th century, when it was featured in many well-known western movies and television shows. The gun became a symbol of the Wild West and was used by some of the most iconic characters in the genre.

The revolver also became popular in the sport of fast draw shooting. This sport involves shooting at a target quickly, using a gun that is specially designed for that purpose. The gun used in this sport is usually a single-action revolver with a short barrel, a light trigger and a low hammer profile. The goal of the sport is to hit the target in the shortest amount of time possible.

Modern Day Fast Draw

Today, the fast draw revolver is still a popular weapon for gun enthusiasts and shooters alike. It's still used in shooting competitions, and it's also a popular choice for those who carry concealed firearms.

Armory has many styles of replica and blank firing fast draw revolvers. Check out our website today for the highest-quality replica guns on the market..