What was the main weakness of Colt revolvers, comparing to its competitors?

low speed
low durability
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
poor shooting precision
Samuel Colt missed a great op­por­tu­ni­ty in firearms de­vel­op­ment when he dis­missed an idea from one of his gun­smith­s, Rollin White. White proposed a "bored-through" revolver cylinder to allow the use of metallic car­tridges in a handgun. After Colt fired White for sug­gest­ing an im­prove­ment to his re­volver, White took his idea to Colt's com­peti­tor, Smith & Wesson, who patented his in­ven­tion and kept Colt from being able to build car­tridge firearms for almost 20 years.

Answers distribution

low speed
low durability
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
poor shooting precision
answers
flagItaly
5%
10%
65%
20%
20
flagIndia
0%
29%
52%
5%
17
flagthe Netherlands
34%
4%
47%
13%
23
flagUkraine
9%
18%
45%
27%
11
flagSweden
40%
6%
40%
13%
15
flagNorway
36%
5%
36%
21%
19
flagGermany
24%
8%
35%
30%
89
flagthe United States
25%
11%
34%
28%
76
flagPoland
27%
11%
33%
28%
8145
flagCzech Republic
28%
0%
28%
42%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
26%
14%
27%
30%
119
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
0%
23%
47%
17
flagUnknown
37%
12%
20%
30%
1032

Gender

men25%
women34%
low speed
30%
27%
low durability
12%
10%
lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges
25%
35%
poor shooting precision
32%
26%

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