First of all, I don't own one. But when I'm in the store, sometimes I look at them and think I'd like to buy one at some point. I'm aware of some of the advantages, such as unlikely to jam. But there are 3 things I'm curious about:
- Why do they seem to be so expensive compared to semi-autos?
- Why does the cylinder have to be towards the middle of the gun, giving the handle a curved shape? Why can't they make one shaped more similar to a semi-auto, putting the cylinder further towards the rear of the gun? That would give it a longer barrel, making it more accurate, but the gun wouldn't be any longer from front to back than it is already. It would also look less like a gun from "the old west."
- Since there is a gap between the cylinder and barrel, doesn't that mean the bullet would not have as much pressure behind it when it exits the muzzle?