I remember a time, when, rightly or wrongly, the good guys carried revolvers, and the bad guys carried semiautomatics.
The meme was semis were finicky, and revolvers worked every time. Reloading speed was not a big consideration.
And the .357 was KING!
Time marched on, as it is want to do, and semis became more reliable, and the Miami FBI shootout occurred, and the good guys began looking into semis an an option.
And there was the development of 10mm, and .40 S&W, and the invention of Glock and her offspring.
And the meme changed.
Now, today, as shown at this years S.H.O.T. Show, a bit of a reversal.
A stainless steel six-shot snubbie, in .357 Magnum(!) with no MIM parts! Made in the U.S.A. And weighing the same as the venerable S&W 640.
It appears the meme has been tweaked by the increase in civilian CCW folks!
Who could have guessed?
FTC – I’ve not owned or shot this revolver, nor has Kimber given me anything.
h/t Mad Ogre