Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mcb, Oct 15, 2021.
I do have have a .36 1851 Navy replica, and an 1860 Army replica also.
The only one this far as I can tell is myself... and “myself” is very poor.
This. You can’t play golf with one club, and you can’t have and use just one revolver.
Multiple revolvers in the gun closet,
Different tools for different tasks.
So the number could reflect the range of user needs.
If I had to limit the number.....
Could cover my uses with two I use most often.
A S&W M10 (utility) and
FA83 41 Mag (hunting)
I personally want to try (meaning, own) several more revolvers at the moment. I have 5, of which two are regular shooters.
No, not at all. There are plenty of people around of modest means, and there are plenty of people around with just one revolver - or just one gun.
Remember, THR is just a small subset of enthusiasts. I'm sure there are millions of people out there with just the one gun and a box or two of ammo.
For the first 5 or 6 years, all I had was a Taurus model 85. I only thought in terms of self defense, and I had settled on that as my selection. I was young and poor. Another consideration; if you are in a state that does not allow concealed carry, getting a(nother) handgun can be anywhere from somewhat inconvenient to nearly impossible depending.
Of course if you hang around enablers long enough, you may find yourself with multiple revolvers per caliber. It's been known to happen. I got to the point to where I was basically buying (near-)duplicates of things I already had and I figured hey, maybe I should leave something for the newcomers to buy...
Notably, the Model 60, a J-Frame snub-gun, was not normally a “primary” weapon for personal-time carry. Whether on or off the clock, the 4” N-Frame Model 58 was my usual primary weapon. For those unfamiliar with the Model 58, is was a fixed-sight N-Frame, chambered for the .41 Magnum. San Antonio PD, in Texas, and San Francisco PD, in California, bought and issued Model 58 duty revolvers. Mine was a former SAPD duty revolver, which I bought pre-owned.
For those 13 years, that GP went hunting, target shooting, plinking, was ready for home defense, and was tucked behind my belt in the small of my back on a few occasions. While not the best gun for any of those jobs, it certainly was a multi-tasker.
Of course, my situation has changed since then.
In my humble opinion, with an M58, you were well armed for any event - two or more legged.
But with all the research you've done, I'm sure you'll make a wise choice for you second one!
Maybe... maybe not. At this point, a reliable 1851 Sheriff’s would be a step up- let alone a .45 Colt SAA (clone).
You might say I have 4 1/2 revolvers. One is a GP-100 in .357, another is an old S&W in .32-20, the third is a "retired" Colt .38 (unsafe to fire), and a Ruger Single Six .22LR & Magnum.
Thats for sure. If you could just get him to pick "One" and focus on getting it.
When I got my first handgun in 1982 it was a 6" model 19. It was the only handgun I owned for several years and never really felt the need for another gun. Not that I didn't look but the model 19 was so much fun I didn't buy anything for a long time. After the first box of WC factory loads I bought a reloading kit and shot nothing but reloads. Almost. I did buy a box of Remington 158gr HP loads and shot those up fast. That one gun served as a reload test bed, a HD gun, it rode with me in my truck on my road trips doing my Mobile Home repair service job and was a twice a week plinker gun. No CC back then so that wasn't a big deal. Simply one of the best guns I have ever owned.
If I could only have one handgun, my choice would be something like that.
Wait! You just emailed me this morning asking about an 1851 Navy! Thats what I was talking about in my above post. You can't seem to make up your mind. In a day or two you will be back to the model 10. Probably your best choice. (we need a pulling your hair out emoji)
Mmm. I will try to restrain myself, my friend. I will try.
I don't want you to restrain yerself! I want you to make up yer friggin' mind!!!
You know I'm teasing with you Dan.
CCW: Ruger LCRx 3inch; I like its accuracy and ease of carry. It works well for me.
Hiking/Woods: It is a cross between my Model 64 S&W or my 1911; I have a real nice shoulder holster for the 64 from Pistol Packaging.
Nostalgic Carry: I have my wife's grandfather's old Colt Police Positive Special in .32-20; I will carry this in the woods on occasion. I have his original Hunter holster for it.
Plinking/Teaching: I bought a Ruger Wrangler to teach my son how to shoot a pistol; he does well shooting it and I think it is a great tool for the purpose.
Muzzleloading Hunting: Of course I have to bring my Uberti Remington New Army.
All have one specific task. I target shoot with them.
My carry gun, when I think to carry one, is an auto of one caliber or another.
Don’t hunt. Don’t hike. Don’t teach, Don’t run around off road. Just go to the range and shoot. That’s about it.
Get off the pot !
Get an M10 !!
Then shoot it,
Assassinate on edge clay birds,
Go for a walk or hike carry it (try a fanny/belt/ shoulder pack for this),
Hold it while watching TV, safety pointing at a pot, planter, etc,
Shoot it more,
Take it to bed,
Carry it more,
Allow it to become an extension of your body and mind.
Then you can comment on it !
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