|Ammo||9mm bullet, x6 rounds|
The revolver fires 9mm bullets with characteristics similar to those fired by the automatic pistol, but not interchangeable with them. No magazine is used: six cartridges are inserted into the revolver individually. Reloading takes a short amount of time, and even a little less time if the loader foregoes the benefit of evasion.  A revolver can be fitted with a silencer and a detachable shoulder stock. 
The revolver is a natural development of improved and improving ammunition technology. The Muzzle-loading Pistol leads to the Percussion Revolver, which in turn leads to the contemporary revolver, which is still a potent weapons after more than a thousand years in the field. Many revolvers are more reliable than their Automatic Pistol counterparts. 
Revolvers come of age in the TL:4-6 epoch and are never really considered obsolete as they remain useful well into the TL:13-15 epoch. Revolvers grow increasingly sophisticated through the epochsm including great increases in reliability and hitting power during TL:7-9 and TL:10-12. However, few models are issued to soldiery by the TL:10-12 epoch, as military personnel strongly tend to prefer Gauss Pistols and Laser Pistols. Nevertheless, the Magnum Revolver remains popular even in an age of High Energy Weaponry.