When you hear Colt you think of revolvers. But how did the name end up as the generic term? It all started back in 1836. That was when Samuel Colt marketed his first revolver - with a design that revolutionized firearm development. You can feel something of that fascination when you hold our absolutely authentic copy in the traditional revolver caliber of 9 mm R.K. With the Colt Detective Special, you own a piece of firearm history. The cylinder holding 6 rounds is a response to the needs of the past: back when shooting in the Old West was a serious business, an extra bullet often made all the difference!