Ok. There is something funny going on here.


June 26, 2008, 07:40 AM
Back when I first started shooting I considered myself a "revolver guy." Not that I really thought about it, it's just every cowboy on TV, and all the cops carried revolvers, so that's what I wanted. A Model 19, Ruger Security Six's and Blackhwaks, and Super-Blackhawks..Even a few Taurus Revolvers.

Then I joined a club and started to shoot IPSC. Cool. Now I need a Semi. And I got hooked on them. Traded off all my revolvers. Got a 1911, then a S&W 39-2. Then a couple of Ruger 22's, a Kel-Tec, an XD, another 1911, even a GLOCK. :eek: I still carry a semi for "serious social work" as I believe Mr. Cooper, or perhaps Mr. Skelton called it, BUT.....

Lately I realized that it's been revolvers that are turning up in my gun cabinet. They're all 22's, but they ARE revolvers. Very strange. I went for years and didn't even look at a revolver and now there's a Ruger Bearcat, a Single Six, and a Dan Wesson 22 in there, and a Smith and Wesson 17 on layaway.

I'm gonna have to study on this. ;)

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June 26, 2008, 09:13 AM
please keep us informed of your findings.

Me, I went from semi-auto to revolver, back to semi-auto, back to revolver...and now I'm back to semi-auto again (though I still keep all of my equipment to make it easier to switch back and forth =)

June 26, 2008, 09:16 AM

Your post reads like the story of my handgunning life, even down to some of the same models that I wanted and eventually acquired. First, I started out with wheelguns, of both the SA and DA variety. Then gradually came an interest in semi-autos, which soon overtook the revolver craze. Nowadays though I find myself gravitating back to revolvers, but without the exclusivity I had in the past. I'm not looking for any sort of balance of power between the two; just whatever peaks my interest at some moment in time. I think there's room enough for both revolvers and semi-autos in my collection.

June 26, 2008, 09:40 AM
Been through that wash-rinse-spin-repeat cycle myself....

First center-fire handgun purchase was a .357 Blackhawk, then a .41Mag Blackhawk, Charter .44Spl Bulldog, .44Mag Super Blackhawk, Mdl 59 S&W..and a whole big sackful of various .22LR handguns..SA/DA/Auto

Oh yeah, almost forgot the Browing Hi-Power somewhere in that mix.

Now have Single-Six, MKII, .357 Vaquero, .357 50th Year Blackhawk, an RG snubby DA ".38 Spezial", couple of 1911's, and a Traditions "1859 Navy Colt" blackpowder

June 26, 2008, 09:59 AM
The ever-swinging "Pendulum of Life".

James T Thomas
June 26, 2008, 01:04 PM
The phenomenon you describe can be attributed to taste.

Take a trip to your nearest IHop or Bob Evans and order breakfast.

Be sure to mention that you love waffles!

June 26, 2008, 01:20 PM
When I got into shooting (not long ago) I was first only interested in semi-autos. Then, slowly, I began to sway toward wheelguns... and now I have far more wheelguns than semi-autos. My first S&W .22 revolver is on the way. Might pick up another one soon.

June 26, 2008, 09:27 PM
I have been interested in guns since I was a little kid. My first gun was a Marlin 39A in 1963. My first handgun was a S&W Model 27-2 in 1974. I still have both of them and I have added a bunch more since then. Along the way I have sold something like 6 or 7, but I have kept the other 50 plus. At the moment, I am heavily into revolvers, shooting a lot of .22 stuff, partly due to cost, partly due to the pure fun factor. In the last few years I have had more money available to indulge myself. I live in a 1 gun a month state, and it is becoming easier to keep up with that pace.

June 26, 2008, 10:07 PM
My first handgun was a S&W .22 Magnum revolver. It was followed by about two dozen autos, mostly 1911s, and about a dozen revolvers, a Colt Python and various S&W.

Now 25 years later, I'm down to 3 S&W L-frames, a GP100 and a Blackhawk (all in .357 magnum), a S&W M17-2 .22, plus a few "survival" rifles in .22 lr, 357 magnum and 7.62 russian.

Maybe I just got tired of picking up .45 brass.

June 26, 2008, 11:43 PM
There's nothing funny going on, Cajun. That's how it ought to be. The three essential revolvers are a S&W m17 or 18 in .22. A m19 or 66 in .357, and a J frame snubby. Of course, if you also are bitten by the SA revolver bug that's a whole 'nuther can of worms.

June 27, 2008, 01:45 AM
Hmm, can I substitute a Model 34 for a 17/18? I am afraid I like J-frames too much and can't afford to buy any K-frames right now to meet the essentials..... :uhoh:

June 27, 2008, 09:05 AM
I didn't discover autos, except for .22s, until the 80s. I still only have four center fire autos out of 21 handguns. I guess I'm a die hard. :D I never got tacticool, too old I guess. And, I never really thought Cooper was much more'n an opinionated gun writer.

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