I don't think people who carry revolvers see themselves a limiting themselves for no reason. They are counting on the strengths of the revolver, which have been already rehearsed at length in this thread and others. I prefer the revolver, in my case mostly a matter of habit, and in decades I have met with only one incident that made me wonder if my choice was somehow the wrong one. I was carrying a six shot revolver, concealed. Three guys popped up on my situational awareness radar as possible problem persons--but the situation evaporated without incident. Perhaps my radar was over-sensitive, and they were really no problem at all. Or perhaps they were a problem, but their own radar pinged that I was not a good target somehow. Awareness is a strange beast. The discussion ain't about psychology so I won't dwell on that aspect, but I give full marks to anyone who is ready in skills and mindset to do battle using the gun he carries.