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Autoloader vs Revolvers...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by whm1974, Apr 27, 2020.

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Which one do you prefer and why?

  1. Semi-Auto the Modern choice.

    61.3%
  2. The Reliable Revolver, the proper choice.

    66.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. WheelGunMan

    WheelGunMan Member

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    Maybe the finish is dull and listless... and it doesn't have the aesthetics of sleek, shiny, pearl handled icon. But..if it's well made I'll still marvel at the craftmanship that went into it to create such a intricate piece. I'll give an example.. I own many automotive tools as I once made my living as a industrial equipment repairman. A pair of pliers or an adjustable wrench. The well made ones will give you a lifetime of service and are a pleasure to look at and use whereas the visibly lesser quality ones will give you skinned knuckles and expand your profanity vocabulary and certainly are not fun to use. Both, may get the job done, but only one will give you a sense of satisfaction when you're using it
     
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  2. FFGCOLORADO

    FFGCOLORADO Member

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    FIFY..
    -I carry a semi(Glock-Oh No!!), I shoot for fun Glocks(Oh No!!), 2 revolvers..My 2 sons
    -Oldest-carries a Glock(Oh No!!), shoots for fun his Glocks, and a Ruger GP100 and Ruger Vaquero
    -Youngest-carries a Glock(NM;)), shoots for fun his Glocks, A Beretta and S&W 686/7

    I bedstand my Glock 17(17+1) with light on it. I don't see these discussions as binary nor zero sum..own both, enjoy both, use whichever for whatever, and be comfy in that.
     
  3. Borsalino

    Borsalino Member

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    I carry an auto because I want more than 5, 6, or 7 rounds. I would hate to shoot 5, have the BG(s) still a threat, and me out of rounds (and I am not proficient reloading revolvers quickly). I carry 16+1, and sometimes I carry a backup that is 17+1. But revolvers have advantages, too. I'm saving for a J-frame S&W, which I want so badly I can taste it. Bought my daughter an SP-101 and am very pleased with it.
     
  4. 2ndamd

    2ndamd Member

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    Best tongue in cheek video on YouTube sums up this discussion.
    Yankee Marshall video from 8 years ago.
    REVOLVERS: Boring, Antiquated and Stupid.

    Search YouTube for a brilliant video that is pro revolver dripping with sarcasm.
    Lol! You will laugh your a$$ off. (Unless you are take life too serious or literal person)
     
  5. 2ndamd

    2ndamd Member

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    Just watched video again!
    LMAO!
    "There is no where to hang your multitude of accessories. How are people going to know that you are not to be messed with. Because that''s what your accessories tell people. Hey I spent another $300-400 in stuff to hang off my gun. So, you better watch out"
    Hahahaha!
    That is awesome!

    Also, he finishes with "don't make the mistake of buying a revolver. Get a high capacity semiautomatic to impress your friends and make you seem cool at parties."
    Hahaha!
    So, true!
     
  6. LOLBELL

    LOLBELL Member

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    I carry a revolver because I want to put rounds on target. I have yet to find an auto that I can shoot as well as my revolvers.
    I carry a revolver because of the 50 or so that I own, none, zero have ever failed to fire. (Maybe I’m just lucky)
    I carry a revolver because of the 6 autos I own, all have failed to fire at some point. (Maybe I’m just unlucky)
    I carry a revolver because I think a person needs to carry what he/she is comfortable with.

    I may run out of ammo trying to defend my self some day. The odds of that NOT happening with me are better if I am carrying a revolver. If I do run out of ammo on a lonely hill some day I hope all of my brass is empty, and I wish I would have had more folks on my side of the argument.
     
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  7. LAH

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    Is your side the argument the odds of malfunction vs running out of ammo?
     
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