Numerous movies depicting war in the Victorian era, exhibit officers who fire their revolvers at targets clearly out of range for their revolvers. 1. Is this accurate? 2. If so, why did officers do this; are not they wasting ammunition? I doubt the ability of a revolver to scare or deter enemies; at the least, the officers should have chosen to try this with a rifle? For example:
Zulu (1964), at around 1:22:23 of 2:17:48, Lt. John Chard fires his revolver in the direction of Zulus in the mountains clearly out of range:
Majuba: Heuwel van Duiwe (1968) at around 32:34 of 1:34:47, Lt. Col. Philip Anstruther fires his revolver in the direction of Boers camouflaged and concealed in the grass clearly out of range.