Guardian
Asset. Hand

Item. Weapon. Firearm.

Cost: 3.
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Uses (6 ammo).

Spend 1 ammo: Fight. You deal +1 damage for this attack.

Even after the introduction of the semi-automatic, many police officers and private gun owners preferred the reliability of a revolver.
Mauro Dal Bo
The Path to Carcosa #20.
.32 Colt
Reviews

The thing about this gun is this:

Machette exists.

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The reason you get this rather then Machete is because you're not always just fighting a single foe and a rare few foes reward ranged weapons over melee.

The annoying thing is that the opportunity cost of playing this over machete is scarcely worth it. The +1 to hit is a dealbreaker.

Maybe if there had been an alternate fire mode, something like:
-> Spend 1 ammo: FIGHT. You gain +1 (Strength) for this attack. This gun would be flexible enough to compete with the best non-xp weapon in the game.

The saddest part is that co-operative games don't get balance updates, which means that this card is condemned to uselessness until some blanket-effects (a character and/or investigator card) are introduced.

Revision: Now that "Eat Lead" is going to be a thing, this gun just got it's "Blanket-effect" buff.

Tsuruki23 · 341
In Guardian guns aren’t meant to compete with Machete, they’re intended to complement it. There will be times (esp in multiplayer) where multiple enemies are engaged with you and the reliable +1 damage only becomes more — Difrakt · 549
Important in those situations. Also, you shouldn’t discount the fact that melee cards are intentionally counterbalanced by certain enemies. — Difrakt · 549
I enjoy using the .32 with Mark because he doesn't always need the extra +1 to hit. Also, it can be a waste of actions to engage an enemy off of another investigator just to get the +1 to damage with the Machete. It can be more efficient to use the .32 Colt to attack an enemy engaged with another investigator than to engage it yourself and attack with the Machete. — YourGo · 2
Easily the best 0xp gun out there. So I wouldnt be so quick to condemn it. — aramhorror · 68
Agreed re: Mark - the .32 Colt was made for him. And the Machette's single enemy requirement for the +1 damage is no small thing when you're getting swamped. — AndyB · 327