In the modern era of semi-automatic handguns that are affordable, reliable, and easily hold as much as three times the amount of ammunition, the question must be asked why do revolvers continue to prove popular enough to see continual production, purchase, and use for defensive purposes? The technological developments involved with revolvers has not truly advanced since the late nineteenth century, while semi-automatic handguns have advanced significantly in every category. It cannot simply be a matter of reliability, as even revolvers can experience significant failures that interfere with their functionality. Squib rounds, debris from pockets finding their way into the mechanism through the various opening ports, recoil causing projectiles to come loose from their casings and obstructing proper rotation, the list just goes on demonstrating how problematic they can be. Yet they persevere. Why precisely?