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View Poll Results: How old are you and what type of handgun interest you most.
16-25 years old - Revolvers 12 2.68%
16-25 years old - Metal Semiautos 10 2.24%
16-25 years old - Polymer Semiautos 4 0.89%
26-35 years old - Revolvers 31 6.94%
26-35 years old - Metal Semiautos 27 6.04%
26-35 years old - Polymer Semiautos 17 3.80%
36-45 years old - Revolvers 28 6.26%
36-45 years old - Metal Semiautos 21 4.70%
36-45 years old - Polymer Semiautos 13 2.91%
46-55 years old - Revolvers 32 7.16%
46-55 years old - Metal Semiautos 32 7.16%
46-55 years old - Polymer Semiautos 12 2.68%
56-65 years old - Revolvers 66 14.77%
56-65 years old - Metal Semiautos 48 10.74%
56-65 years old - Polymer Semiautos 21 4.70%
66-75 years old - Revolvers 34 7.61%
66-75 years old - Metal Semiautos 18 4.03%
66-75 years old - Polymer Semiautos 8 1.79%
I'm younger than 16 and don't fit into one of your options, so I posted my answer. 2 0.45%
I'm older than 75 and don't fit into one of your options, so I posted my answer. 11 2.46%
Voters: 447. You may not vote on this poll

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Old May 26, 2014, 02:20 AM   #26
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31. I like my semi-autos, but I love my revolvers.
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:51 AM   #27
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I voted for metal semi-auto but I could just have easily voted for revolvers. The only thing I'm sure of is that I want a hammer hence my only owning 1911s, SIGs with aluminum frames and revolvers. I tried to like polymer frames and striker fired (bought an XD-S) but no luck. Traded the XD-S for a NIB Kimber 82G.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:06 AM   #28
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I am in the first bracket revolvers are my choice
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Old May 26, 2014, 10:07 AM   #29
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I voted for revolver's that has and always will be my addiction I mean addiction I mean.......
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Old May 26, 2014, 10:32 AM   #30
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I'm 62 and I collect pinned and recessed Smith and Wessons with the occasional Colt thrown in. That should tell you what my vote was.
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Old May 26, 2014, 10:38 AM   #31
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So far every age group but the 46 year olds like the revolvers. Funny how the whole world seems to be moving towards autos
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Old May 26, 2014, 10:41 AM   #32
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Why did you put the cut-off at age 75?

I'm beyond that age, and I believe most of ya'll know my preference?

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Old May 26, 2014, 10:51 AM   #33
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I'm 27 and favor Glocks.
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Old May 26, 2014, 10:53 AM   #34
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28 voted revolver because thats what I carry, but like semi autos just fine.

You might consider making the first 3 options under 25 and the last 3 over 66.
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Old May 26, 2014, 11:26 AM   #35
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I STILL CARRY S&W COMPACT 9MM & 45acp. I don't think there is a better made carry gun than the S&W 3 gen series.

That is my 2 cents worth.


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Old May 26, 2014, 11:49 AM   #36
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Later this week I'd have a different answer
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Old May 26, 2014, 12:01 PM   #37
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I am 29 and enjoy them all and own all of the different types. If I were to only have one, it would be a polymer semi-auto. I own more of the others ironically. Unless a new option comes around, I will always have a polymer semi-auto. The rest may come and go. I find their usefulness too high compared to the other options to go without.

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Old May 26, 2014, 01:19 PM   #38
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MR835, I really think the 3rd Gen Smiths are under rated, but hey it keeps the price down for us who like them.
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Old May 26, 2014, 01:47 PM   #39
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My grand kids tell me I'm three days older than dirt and my two great grandgurls call me "old guy" so I voted in the 75+ catagory. I love single actions and 1911s ain't too slouchy either. Nothing wrong with a good double action revolver though. Plastic fantastic anything is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:04 PM   #40
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I'm 70, semi-auto's fit me best and I hit best with the 1911's and Cz steel pistols. My favorite rimfire pistols are High Standard's and a S&W 41.

I do have two revolvers, but shoot them only now and then.
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:24 PM   #41
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Over 60, I shoot mostly semi-autos, polymer and metal, I voted metal because I shoot my 1911s (.45ACP & 9mm) the most, but the Polymer M&P pistols get the second most usage.
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:40 PM   #42
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28... Polymer Semi-Auto all the way. Not even close for me.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:02 PM   #43
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I voted revolvers, prefer them for shooting, but I do own both polymer and steel autos for carry and shooting as well. My love for revolvers is not absolute. ;D One of my prejudices against autos is having to pick up the brass. At 62, I don't like bending over that much. That doesn't apply to rimfire, though.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:08 PM   #44
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What are you ranting about? Are you saying single action revolvers should have gotten their own category? I don't even know what you are saying, or rather yelling about.

There are only so many options allowed in the pole. If you like single actions then just say you prefer revolvers. Don't see what the big deal is.
THAT , THAT, is the whole problem; you did not/ do not see...nor apparently know the difference, Sir.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:15 PM   #45
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46, own no polymer pistols and more autos than revolvers.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:20 PM   #46
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Revolvers of at least .41 caliber.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:25 PM   #47
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:27 PM   #48
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THAT , THAT, is the whole problem; you did not/ do not see...nor apparently know the difference, Sir.
The Old Fuff by this time in his life does know the difference between different revolver platforms, and/or makers. However a poll can only offer so many options. The best solution I know in this case is to pick an age group and handgun category (in this instance, revolvers), and them make a post within the thread to explain the fine details.

You can also start your own thread concerning specific advantages/disadvantages of various kinds of (whatever) and target the discussion toward a particular subject.
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Old May 26, 2014, 04:06 PM   #49
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Old May 26, 2014, 04:10 PM   #50
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I'm 58 and 2 years ago I would have said revolvers and that I had no use for polymer semi autos and that I'd likely never shoot one let alone own one.

In the last year I have purchased 5 guns, one was a revolver with a polymer frame (Ruger LCR) and one was a metal auto (a Colt 1903 in .32 made in 1930) and my 3 favorites?

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