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Revolvers and cylinder capacity?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by N3rday, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. N3rday

    N3rday Well-Known Member

    How much of a difference does a larger cylinder (say, a 7 rounder versus a 6 or 5 rounder) make a difference in the overall width of the gun? Is it significantly harder to CCW a 7 rounder versus a 6 or 5 rounder?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. First Person Shooter

    First Person Shooter Active Member

    The 686 has been available for years as a 6-shot. I had the 686+ 7-shot, it's exactly the same size. That may not be true across the board though.
  3. N3rday

    N3rday Well-Known Member

    Oh, so I guess they used the same size cylinder and just added 7 holes, with less space in between each slot compared to the 6?
  4. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy Well-Known Member

    Yes, with stronger steel used.

    The eight shot S&W is built on the large N-frame however.

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