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Age of Revolver Fanatics?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TanklessPro, Jan 20, 2014.

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Age of Revolver Fanatics?

Poll closed Feb 19, 2014.
  1. Less than 20

    0.3%
  2. 21-29

    10.0%
  3. 30-39

    13.9%
  4. 40-49

    18.1%
  5. 50-59

    24.2%
  6. 60-69

    26.4%
  7. 70-79

    6.1%
  8. 80-89

    0.8%
  9. 90+

    0.3%
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  1. TanklessPro

    TanklessPro Member

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    The last of my purchases have been mostly revolvers. I have picked up a Ruger SS BH in 45LC, 620, 686 4", 686 6", 627 4", 65, and a Taurus 608. I want to get a 625, 629, 29,18,19, sp101, gp100 and a jframe but I have not decided which one.
    I'm 38 and I find most of the people my age are not into revolvers. The tend to like the Tupperware, which I like but they just aren't revolvers. I find that my friends that are 60+ are who I talk wheelies with. A friend just sold 20 colts because he said, " my only son said he has no use for them....." My father in law who is in his late 60's, has only owned 1 revolver his entire life.
    Am I in an area that just dislikes revolver. My question is what's your age and do you see the younger generation headed away from revolvers?
     
  2. Rush_Fan

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    I'm 43. I like all of my guns: Glocks, Kimber, AR's, Beretta, Marlin, Henry, Remingtons, etc. However, a few years ago, soon after becoming a reloader who hates chasing down my brass, I fell in love with revolvers, older S&W in particular. My last 2 handgun purchases have been a S&W 629-1 .44 Mag and a stainless Ruger New Vaquero in .357 Mag. I'm now considering a New Model Blackhawk Bisley in .44 Special.
     
  3. Rush_Fan

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    forgot

    I forgot to mention, I conceal-carry a S&W 442 .38 Special and have for the last 17 years.
     
  4. PiratePenguin

    PiratePenguin Member

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    I answered for MrsPenguin, since she's decided revolvers are her jam.

    I want one too, but I kind of want one of everything.
     
  5. SuedePflow

    SuedePflow Member

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    I love all of my handguns. I definitely gravitate toward my autoloaders, but still have a huge appreciation for my wheel guns. In fact, the last two handguns I've purchased were both revolvers. And I'm 30 years old.

    Most people that I shoot with or talk guns with on a regular basis really like revolvers. Most wouldn't EDC one though, mostly due to limited capacity.
     
  6. 56hawk

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    I'm 36 now, but I was 16 when I got my first revolver.
     
  7. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    I am a bit over 60. I have a few (maybe a dozen) semi-autos, but I have many, many more revolvers.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    Most of my friends, myself included (we being in the over 50 age bracket), prefer semi-autos for CCW and revolvers (typically big bore single actions), for plinking and informal target shooting. I'm probably the only one who occasionally conceal carries a S&W J frame, typically a Model 649 or 638.
     
  9. 460Shooter

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    First handgun I ever bought was a Ruger SP101. Last one was a S&W 3rd model Hand Ejector. I'm 33. This will be a life long hobby.
     
  10. Comrade Mike

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    I'm 20 and had two revolvers given to me and I love them. The smith and wesson collection will be expanding come April :D
     
  11. Vodoun da Vinci

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    First gun I purchased back in the mid 1970's was a Dan Wesson 15-2VH revolver. I owned a lot of guns and sold them all over the years...started fresh 2 years ago with some inherited guns including a Dan Wesson 15-2VH that my Father in Law purchased so i could inherit it and get back the gun I sold many years ago for food.

    I have a lot of cool guns now including several cutting edge autos but the guns I keep going to at fondle and play time are mostly revolvers like a S&W model 19, a Ruger LCR and Blackhawk and Bearcat.

    And the Dan Wesson.

    VooDoo
     
  12. rcmodel

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    Yes, I see the younger generation moving away from revolvers.

    At least until rap music, and the latest video games start to glorify pre-war S&W & Colt revolvers!!!

    rc
     
  13. USSR

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    Nice Bell Curve.:)

    Don
     
  14. CajunBass

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    I'm 61. I've actually got more semi's than I revolvers at this time but that's only because I've sold off most of my collection, but kept Ruger 22's.

    I've owned many, many more revolvers over the years.
     
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    70 here and like both revolvers and some autos. I probably have an even number of each.

    If I could have only revolvers or semis I would go with the revolvers.


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    39 and revolvers are my passion. Nearly three dozen single actions alone.


    There might be hope, last one I played glorified flintlock pistols. ;)
     
  17. BullRunBear

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    I'm 60 and have my share of semis but have always preferred revolvers. They have a longer history which is part of my interest in firearms. They are more versatile for reloading, lend themselves to a more measured pace at the range, and I think they just look cooler. Also, age, size and old injuries make chasing brass less than fun. No one has come up with a cap and ball semi. :D Finally, for some reason, I'm more accurate with revolvers especially beyond 25 yards.
     
  18. blarby

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    I picked my age.

    Im a revolver fanatic.

    I own two, and no personal semi pistols.

    Coincidentally, both in the same bore..... something about .430 lead gets my blood just the way it should be.
     
  19. Twiki357

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    Most of my guns are revolvers (16 of 18 are S&W) and all but one of the S&Ws are pre-IL. I do have a few semi-autos, but at 71, chasing brass has become a chore so they pretty much just sit there feeling lonely. All I ever carry is one of my 3 model 37s.
     
  20. Quentin

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    I'm 66 but have more semiautos than revolvers which is the reverse of most of my peers. I've just always loved the 1911, Hi Power, S&W and other semis. I like revolvers but for twenty years only had one, a S&W Model 19. Now I've added a few more classics to go along with the semis.
     
  21. gotboostvr

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    I'm mid twenties, and started on semi's. I bought my first pistol when I moved into a bad neighborhood when I was even younger, a used but good condition S&W 469 (G19 sized alloy framed 9mm double stack). Then I bought a few more auto's as I would occasionally find one of those "That's too good of a deal not to!" deals, which is how I picked up my first revolver, a pinned and recessed Model 19-3, just a hint of holster wear on the barrel, original target grips and not even a hint of a turn line.

    ...It's definitely got a turn line now. It's what I picked from my options for the first time I tried competing in any shooting sport. Yes, my first pistol happened to be a Smith, but the 19 was really the catalyst for my rapidly developing S&W collection.

    I bought a Glock 34 after my first IDPA season, but I think I might see if I can trade it for a 4-5" M625 since the thing's only seen less than 500 rds.

    On my first hunt with a firearm I packed a 6" 686Plus.


    I love being able to load my ammo to "whatever my mood is" and not have to worry about function. Mouse farts to Nuke Laloose wild.

    I really love that all my Smiths, and all my friends Smiths outshoot everything but a few REALLY tuned up 1911's.

    Even my carry is a revolver! 2" M64, I think it's just about perfection incarnate.

    My shooting buddies seem about 50/50 split for favorites, but they all appreciate the other.
     
  22. HexHead

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    It wasn't that long ago I had little to no interest in revolvers. Now I have twice as many as I do semis, and I can usually be found with one in my pocket. I normally carry one of my Colt Detective Specials or a Smith 438. Here's my latest, I brought home on Saturday. I'd been looking for years for just the right deal. 1968 Colt Police Positive Special, .38 Special.

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  23. MrBorland

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    Early 50s. Just naturally gravitated towards revolvers for some reason.
     
  24. SG1

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    I'm 41, and to me there's nothing like a steel gun with an exposed hammer. I love 1911's, but to me revolvers are just classic style. I've always loved SAA guns and clones. I'm currently drooling over many S&W classic revolvers but my budget only allows so much.

    I do carry a XDs in .45 for EDC. I carried a Ruger SP101 for years but there is something about the .45ACP round that I really like. I also have a pocket .380 (Taurus TCP738) but those are the only 2 tupperware guns I own.

    I've been dreaming of a S&W Mountain gun in .45ACP, or another .45ACP revolver, but they are expensive and outside of my budget right now.
     
  25. 9mmfan

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    I'm 40 and my first gun was a revolver, followed by a mess of semi autos. Gradually went back the other way. Current tally is ten revolvers and only three semis. This was all compressed time-wise, as I didn't own my first gun until November of '06.

    I seemingly am going backwards, starting with DA revolvers, then a couple single action cartridge guns. My last purchase was an Uberti 1860 Army clone. At this rate, I'll end up with a sling to back up the spear in my chariot.

    Maybe it does have something to do with aging, I don't know. Of course folks have accused me of being an old man since I was 22.

    I do find revolvers to be more interesting. That being said, my nightstand/main carry is a Glock 19.
     
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