Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gfenech21, Jul 30, 2020.
LOL come shoot a USPSA match with me and I will pay the match fees. Who ever looses, Colt vs S&W picks up the beers after the match. Never been beat buy a Colt yet.
And some cylinders rotate discwise while other rotate widdershins.
Otherwise I'll be carrying a GLOCK26.
First of all, I'm going to be wearing a uniform of the US Army, I'm going to be in a trouble spot on the globe, and I'll be in a company of Infantry soldiers. Since that is all in the past, not likely to happen.
As to possible urban combat, not likely I will. I have enough sense to know possible trouble spots in my city, and avoid them. Those who knowingly enter such areas are open to question the claim of "self defense." Its sort of "urban savvy."
I carry a pistol for defensive purposes, not for match competition. In my whole life, I've only had to shoot two men with a handgun, and both times it was with a Colt.
if you do your part!
Just to stir the pot, how do you intend to carry?
With the DS, I used a Bianchi No 3, IIRC. With the current Centennial a Bianchi #152 pocket.
Some holsters/carry positions are more comfortable and accessible than others and that should be a consideration when selecting any Roscoe
I carry my revolvers for defensive purposes too, and competition purposes, and hunting purposes and general utility purposes. The same revolver that is my woods gun is my IDPA revolver. The same revolver I competed with in USPSA for several years was also my hunting revolver for several years.
I have shot a few snakes, a handful of armadillos, two deer, heaps and heaps of cardboard targets and steel plates and thankfully no humans with my S&W revolvers.
I think if you actually try to run a revolver fast and reload a revolver fast, for whatever purpose, most find the S&W cylinder release more intuitive, ergonomic, and faster. YMMV
The typical Colt trigger is a bit more sharply curved than the S&W, making the tip of the Colt trigger dig into my trigger finger. The S&W fits better, so I carry a J frame.
The extra round the Colt brings to the fight more than makes up for any perceived "wrong way" cylinder release the Detective Special supposedly has.
As I said later in the thread a more fair comparison is the Colt Detective vs a Model 10 Snubnose. The J-frame is a significantly smaller revolver. Those two revolvers Colt Detective and Model 10 are both 6-shot revolvers of nearly the same size (they can share speedloaders) and I will take a Model 10 over a Colt anytime.
The K-frame Smith may be a fairer comparison to the Detective Special than the J-frame is but it is interesting to note that when comparing the J-frame, Airweight Smith (the lightweight version of the Chiefs Special, identical in every other respect in terms of size), the Airweight is an appropriate comparison to the Colt Cobra (the lightweight version of the Detective Special, identical in every other respect in terms of size)) in terms of their sizes and weights, the two revolvers weighing the same but the Cobra carrying an extra round while having a cylinder that is only 1/10th of an inch wider (1.397 vs 1.305).
Except they don't make the aluminum cobra anymore (the new cobras are stainless steel frames).
You can also get a J-frame with a titanium cylinder and get the weight down below 12 oz, below 11 oz if you can find a 342PD.
...and the cylinder release still goes the wrong way on a Colt.
The unapologetic S&W fanboy
Never said they were. A really apt comparison might include the Smith Model 12-of course, they don't make them either.
As far as I'm concerned, way too much is made of which direction a cylinder release goes. Nothing wrong with favoring one type or another, of course, but maybe I've shot so many different firearms over such a long period of time that I've learned to adapt to the directions cylinder releases (I own and shoot Colt, Ruger and Smith & Wesson revolvers) or the locations and configurations of safeties for that matter.
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