- Richard A. Haynes (1 January 1999). THE SWAT CYCLOPEDIA: A Handy Desk Reference of Terms, Techniques, and Strategies Associated with the Police Special Weapons and Tactics Function. Charles C Thomas. p. 137.
Wheel Gun The slang term for a revolver handgun that references the rotation of the weapon's cylinder in its firing action, just as a wheel turns.
- Tara Dixon Engel (10 September 2015). The Handgun Guide for Women: Shoot Straight, Shoot Safe, and Carry with Confidence. Zenith Press. p. 58.
Let's start with a revolver, sometimes called a wheel gun.