Well, there could be other reasons, such as shooting true big bore rounds like the .500 S&W, .454, and others. They offer a very good platform for hurling large pieces of metal downrange at high rates of speed.
Why is no one else mentioning the fact that handgun hunters use revolvers?
For rounds with insane pressures, lightning-fast muzzle velocity, and bone-crushing muzzle energy, you CANNOT beat a revolver. PERIOD.
I am more of a semi auto guy too but you can't discredit how amazing some revolver rounds are.
Buffalo Bore makes a 357 125gr Gold Dot load that does 1700+fps out of a 4" barrel. Find me a semi auto pistol round with that much muzzle energy and we'll talk.
EDIT: Forgot to mention... if I'm going into bear country, I'm taking a revolver.
I'll let this Colt Anaconda illustrate my point: Image: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BwVejSUYzxE/T-waGt2lF-I/AAAAAAAAA0A/rO3fT3ioRKo/s1600/anaconda-3.jpeg
This post was edited on 1/30 at 6:37 pm