The revolver can trace it's legacy back to around 1606, when the King of Hungary strapped up with the first cylinder-lock revolver resembling the modern design. It's gone through some facelifts to accommodate metallic cartridges and cylinders that swing out, but the principle remains the same: A revolving cylinder aligns a fresh cartridge with the barrel giving it the ability to fire in succession.
Since the late 1800's, the revolver hasn't changed much. In 1889, Colt released it's Model 1889 (super creative naming conventions back then). Often recommended as the ideal choice for those with weak hands or who "won't train", we've gotta look past these fallacies to get to the reasons that the revolver shouldn't be relegated to purses or dusty sock drawers and why we should dedicate some time to it.