The ultimate gateloading revolver vs. a S&W

    Mike (aka “Bloke on the Range”) takes his 7.5mm Swiss M82/29 revolver, the last military “Abadie”-type gateloading revolver, to the range and pits it against a 1940’s Smith and Wesson M&P in .38 S&W to see just how much worse gateloading is than a swing out cylinder. Spoiler – even with the Abadie system, where pulling the trigger turns the cylinder, it sucks. The question is how much!


    Swiss M82 revolver 7.5mm
    Swiss M82/29 revolver 7.5mm
    Smith & Wesson M&P revolver .38 S&W


    Mike B

    Mike was lucky enough to go to a school with a 25 yard smallbore range, only 25 minutes from the centre of British shooting at Bisley, and had a firearms certificate before he had a driver’s license. Moving to a more gun-friendly country has allowed him to service his milsurp habit. He lives up in the mountains in Switzerland and vlogs at YouTube as Bloke on the Range. He can be reached at [email protected]