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. Drail

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    Revolvers have always been my first choice for carry weapons. Even after spending 8 years building competition 1911s and competing with them I still would choose a revolver over a semi auto any day. I know exactly how many things can stop a semi auto from functioning and I watched several factory sponsored shooters (whose names you would recognize) have their guns stop running in the middle of a big money match. These were guns that were carefully built and tuned for 100% reliability with no expense spared. The look of total disbelief on their faces made an impression on me. I still own a bunch of very nice 1911s but I still strap on a revo when I leave the house. Yes, I realize that revos can fail also but I have seen far less failures with revos than semi autos.
     
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    I am 62 but have always favored a revolver (just feel they are safer). I have single action and double action revolvers but almost always shoot single action. I hate chasing and losing brass. My son is big into the 1911 style pistols but he is starting to complain some about chasing and losing brass. He may come around to my way of thinking in a few more years!
     
  4. PJSprog

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    47, and I just like them better than autos. Always have. We can chase the reasons from here to eternity, but in the end it boils down to personal preference. The first firearm I ever bought for myself (when I turned 21) was a 686, and that was no coincidence. I had done a lot of research ahead of time, and found the gun I wanted. It remains my favorite to this day.
     
  5. sixgunner455

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    2 to 1 in favor of revolvers, but I don't have nearly as many as some of you guys - 1 jframe, 2 Kframe, 1 Ruger single six. And a 9mm and a .22LR semiauto.

    I'll shoot 'em all.
     
  6. km101

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    When I started in LE back in the very early 70's revolvers were the weapon of choice as duty weapons. You seldom saw a semi-auto around the station, and if you did, it was a plain clothes officer or someone's off-duty gun. So I started with a S&W model 19 4". I liked it then and I still own it. It's my favorite gun. In the years since there has been a complete reversal of this scenario. Now you seldom see an officer (on duty or otherwise) carrying a revolver. I'm not sure if they are looking for capacity, or if it's just the cool thing to do, but now everyone carries a semi-auto.

    I have owned and still own, my share of 1911's, Browning HP's, Springfield XD's and various other autos, but my first love and still my favorite is the revolver. It just feels right to me.
     
  7. Buckeye71

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    74 and no revolvers. But I did shoot my dad's 38 once. And I rented a 38 revolver at the range once, because it had a laser sight on it and I wanted to try out the laser. But recently I have been seriously thinking about a revolver for my wife.
     
  8. bill.l.johnson

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    my sympathies
     
  10. CopperFouling

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    I am 27, the owner of two revolvers and a steel 1911. I really like revolver cartridges. And not chasing brass, as others have mentioned, is a great bonus.
     
  11. Dframe

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    I made no conscious deceision to go to revolvers. It seems to be an evolutionary thing. One day I realised I had gradually sold off most of the autos and over a long time had replaced them with revolvers. I still have autos, just not very many.
     
  12. Telekinesis

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    I'm not sure I'd call myself a fanatic since I'm more into suppressed autos (kida hard to suppress most revolvers, and I can't find a Nagant...) but I have a 19-6 4" that is an absolute joy to shoot. Recoil isn't too bad even with full power .357 reloads, it has excellent accuracy and probably the best factory trigger I've felt on a gun that didn't cost a couple grand. I was also planning on picking up one of those surplus model 10s that were around a year or two ago, but never got around to it before they were all gone.

    BTW I'm in my mid 20s.
     
  13. RugRev

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    Something about revolvers that is more intriguing to me. Aside from that hate chasing and loosing the brass. Do a lot of shooting at indoor ranges and lot of brass from the autos rolls off and forward of the firing line so becomes theirs. Back when component prices were cheaper did not mind as much as now. AND, some of the autoloaders with polygonal bores like jacketed bullets which also ups the cost.
     
  14. Desertrat357

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    I'm only 25, but have always prefered a revolver, be it carrying one while out in the sticks or just for some serious rangetime. Wheel guns are the way to go! My first official revolver was given to me by my parents as a high school graduation gift. A Ruger Blackhawk in 357 Magnum
     
  15. captain awesome

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    I like revolvers. I love revolvers actually. The bigger the better Imo. Generally speaking however I think that is what is happening. The younger generation tends to prefer semis. There are many exceptions to that rule though, as some have stated and myself included in that group. There is a nitch or two that revolvers can fill that semis dont. I reload, I like the flexibility of loads revolvers can have, I like how small and lightweight a platform you can pack some serious firepower into. I am 28, I have 1 friend that appreciates revolvers almost as much as I do, and several that are primarily semi auto guys. I have 3 times as may revolvers as semi autos, and twice as many 1911s as other semi autos and no plastic ones.
     
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    Mid 50s, and I own more revolvers than semi-autos. The semis have the edge for concealed carry, although I also carry a revolver on occasion. But the revolvers are my woods/field/hunting/range preference. I really enjoy reloading for .38/.357, .44 spl/mag, and .45 Colt. Easy to load everything from powder-puff target loads to full-house magnums for hunting. Not having to chase the brass is a bonus.
     
  18. mj246

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    I'm 26 now and have still never owned a semi-auto handgun. I have had a couple of semi-auto rifles and will eventually get a semi-auto handgun just to have one, but they don't thrill me the way revolvers do. I know I'm part of a minority for the vast majority of people I know, whether they are closer to 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or higher. Most of my few other gun-nut friends just don't have the same love for revolvers that I do. They always catch my eye before any other pistol.

    To me it's no longer a thing purely of age but just that revolver lovers are a minority in the gun world now, just like those that prefer a nice blued rifle with wood furniture over a stainless/composite or black tactical rifle.
     
  19. osteodoc08

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    I'm 32 but much prefer revolvers for recreational shooting. As a reloader, I hate tracking down brass.

    For CCW and HD, I prefer autos.

    I enjoy blasting away with my AR, but find target shooting with a bolt action more enjoyable. Plinking I prefer pistol caliber carbine lever actions.
     
  20. engineer88

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    My experience matches Dframes. I started out having nothing but auto and over the years some of them started getting traded for revolvers and I have bought nothing but revolvers in the last few years. Now out of my handguns fully 2/3rds are revolver.

    For carry I tend to prefer revolvers, a jframe in the pocket and either an SP101 or Glock 36 on the hip. I do have a CM9CT that occasionally sees carry but I suspect that when I pick up my 642CT that it will see almost no time in the rotation with the 638CT I carry every day now.

    I never made a choice to switch, it just felt right. I occasionally jump on the high capacity bandwagon when going to a bad side of town, I find myself wearing the Glock 19 that is usually relegated to HD duty, but those days are few and far between.

    I do understand LEO wanting to have the high capacity as they may often be in the line of firewithout a rifle. In such cases I would opt for the higher capacity as well.

    Funny thing is, I shoot my 2" DAO SP101 as good or better than my 4" automatics. Maybe it is just all in my head. The SP101 has had a trigger job but it is still heavier than my automatics, go figure.

    P. S. I am 37
     
  21. Mick_W

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    I'm 30 now, but I got addicted to revolvers when I purchased my 629-1 when I was 24.
     
  22. Bobson

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    I'm 28 and like revolvers, but don't own any yet; and it will be a good while before I do, just because there are many other firearm priorities ahead.
     
  23. squarepants33889

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    33 and just bought my first!
    S&W 686 6" .357 Magnum
    It feels amazing in the hand. I know it might sound a little immature, but just holding it evokes memories of all the childhood games of cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, and all the great "adventuring" of days gone by.
    The weight alone brings a measure of power with it when pointing it downrange.
    I can't believe how giddy I am about it. My wife has told me, "enough already with the gun sh1t!"
     
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  25. lowercase

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    Those are some nice-looking Herretts on your wheelie.

    I recently bought a NOS set for Charter (very similar design), but haven't put them on anything just yet.
     
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