I’m a Gen X'er with a pile of semis, not one revolver. I can honestly say that came to be through circumstance, not a dislike of revos, and that I’d like to have several someday.
Growing up, my exposure to Miami Vice. Magnum PI (carrying a service 45 oddly enough) and countless movies planted the image of what a handgun was/is. Through today, none of that has changed, and real world incidents like the LA Police shootout in ’97 only bolster the premise that people intent on harm don’t come lightly armed and rarely one at a time.
Old enough to purchase my own now, semis were the natural choice, simply due to the volume of fire and quick reloading, whether the situation be self-defense or a skills match - even target shooting.
As a final note, my second biggest curiosity after walking into a gun shop (after what’s in the cases) is what’s on the hips of those behind ‘em. More often than not, the ten-pointers have a revolver and the young bucks a semi-auto. It may just be in my later years I’ll have the chance to ask for and receive back for inspection a ‘plasma rifle’. If so, God help the BG with a semi-auto…