I am of the belief that a revolver will typically out last a similar quality auto, but for a typical shooter either should last more than there life time.
Just my opinion...
my father has an old Colt Dragoon (its black powder) that thing is about 150 years old and he still shoots it on special occasions. Other than getting new grips he has not had to change much on it (the old, original ones fell apart on him when I was a kid). A former owner carved his initials in to the cylinder and it has a lot of wear on it but it still functions well. He had it praised once and it was not worth as much as I thought it would be but it is still a good working gun.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
Last edited by Deja vu; April 5, 2012 at 07:51 PM.