For those who carry a revolver ???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Triggernosis, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Stophel

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    It's an old Bucheimer Perfect Fit that has been modified and slimmed down. I intend to make a nicer holster and also speedloader carriers, but this'll do for now. I do NOT like thumb breaks or "FBI cants". ;)
     
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  2. EmGeeGeorge

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    J frame 442/642 and 640 are great for pocket carry- in cold parka weather it’s nice to have something that you can shoot 5 times through a pocket if in a close-quarters SD situation and not jam up. I used to practice this with old (cotton-blend) hoodies at 7’. Center of liver was easy 5/5 with some practice.


    When I first moved west in 2002 my first practical carry was a gp100 3”. It colored my preferences in handguns and really to this day I prefer revolvers over anything. I do carry a glock 19 when I take my kids out in town though. I shoot it as well as a -5 or -6 gun if not better and I’ll take 15+1 plus another 15 plus if the worst does occur in their proximity...
     
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  3. Mr. Mosin

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    I like that holster. It reminded me faintly of a Tom Threepersons design.
     
  4. fxvr5

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    The 38 Special Treasury Load was, and still is, a 110 grain JHP +P+.
     
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  5. Mr. Mosin

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    Ah. For some reason, I thought it was a 125grn +P+ JHP. Thank you for correcting me.
     
  6. Dibbs

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    A couple rounds of ratshot come in handy around the property for pest control. The ratshot gets used, regularly.
    Ratshot doesn't load so well, in a magazine.
     
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  7. tomrkba

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    There is only one reason: MAGNUMS!
     
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  8. Mr. Mosin

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    Umm.... Specials aren't acceptable ? I know at least two that'll feel left out... Both of em say they still got it, and they ain't as obnoxious as their big brothers.
     
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  9. bassjam

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    My reasoning for carrying a revolver is a little different from everyone else's. I like the additional layer of safety of a heavy, long, double action only trigger pull. I want this for two reasons:
    1) I have small children in the house. I'm very diligent about only having my conceal carry gun on me or in a handgun safe, but for reasons of "what if" I want the guns I handle the most often to be very difficult for a small child to discharge.
    2) I prefer to carry AIWB. Every time I've carried a semi-auto in that location I've always felt uncomfortable for the entire time the gun was on me. I KNOW the gun is safe, I understand how the various safety mechanisms work, but I can't get over the thought that there's a gun pointed between my legs with the majority of the striker's energy being stored.
     
  10. Thomasss

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    In light clothing, my S&W Model 10, 4 inch barrel is very easy to hide. In spite of what you might hear, a .38 SWC or reverse a HBWC (deep hollow point) can be devastating. And yes, looking at a revolver is much different than looking at a semi-auto. "Well punk, well? Did I fire 6 or only 5 ?" "Do you feel lucky?" Excuse me, that was a Model 29, but you get the idea.
     
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    Like this! 5AA4AB58-A1FB-4EC1-A95D-D55D7E76EA07.jpeg
     
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  12. Corpral_Agarn

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    I rarely carry a revolver, but if I do it's because of some combination of the below:

    1. bullet selection (hard cast, hp, snake shot, etc)
    2. it's safer given what I will be doing that day
    3. bit more powerful cartridge
    4. accuracy at longer distances
    5. ease of use one handed
     
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  13. WestKentucky

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    For me it’s all tied back to deer hunting when I was 16. I had my dads Marlin 336 (crossbolt Safety) and when a big buck walked out I tried to shoot and couldn’t because I forgot to take the safety off (didn’t realize it at the time). I kept trying and finally I racked a new shell into the chamber thinking I had a bad shell, but it jammed on the nose going in. Turns out I was used to my grandpas earlier gun without the crossbolt safety and got a bit of buck fever. I pulled out my Taurus 689 and launched a 125 gr JHP at the deer and it went just under his belly. He took off running and I kept shooting because he was in a low spot and apparently didn’t know which way to run. I emptied the gun and never drew blood. That day haunted me though and between an unfamiliar system and a fail to feed when I needed it to work I got bothered about it. Revolvers are simpler tools to work. If it doesn’t work just pull the trigger again and it will work. It’s all about how easy and how reliable it is to make noise, and on that day when I was 16 the revolver made noise when the other gun didn’t so they stand out as being utterly reliable.
     
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  14. Triggernosis

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    That's one reason why I prefer a DA/SA in my semi-autos - just pull the trigger on the first round just like a revolver.
    My biggest fear when carrying my semis is a stoppage that can't be quickly cleared by the prescribed tap-rack-bang.
     
  15. StrawHat

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    Mr Mosin,

    I am sorry to tell you but that is more like a kydex holster than it is a ThreePersons. A proper ThreePerson doesn’t need a retention strap, among other things.

    Kevin
     
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  16. Mr. Mosin

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    Aye. Thank you.
     
  17. Stophel

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    I don't know how it's like anything kydex (ugh). I will not have an open top holster with no type of retaining strap at all. When I put my hand on the gun and grip it, my finger is automatically in the right position to snap off the strap, which I can do very quickly, so that's why my holsters must have the snap strap in the right location.

    I have an EP Threepersons holster (with strap), but I don't really care for it much. Can't stand the cant. They're also rather bulky with lots of extra material hanging below the barrel. Just looks odd to me, though at the time I bought it, it seemed cool and all.

    I slimmed this holster down because it also had a LOT of extra material.
     
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  18. UncleEd

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    If you must have a retention strap, that's good.

    If someone doesn't want a retention strap, that's good.
     
  19. Sarge7402

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    Been toting one for serious purposes for almost 50 years. As a payroll officer, as a Company XO, as a plain cloths cash courier, and as a police/peace officer. Never had to worry about having a dud round. Just pull the trigger a second time. Can fire speer plastic bullets or shot shells backed up by +P thumpers for that fox, deer or beaver.
     
  20. Ru4real

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    Unless of course the attacker knows to grip your cylinder and gun frame tightly. Then you are F’d because you cannot fire.

    But who would know to do that?
     
  21. Mr. Mosin

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    In this day and age ? Very few, let alone your illiterate failure of a common street thug.
     
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    I grew up with revolvers. Good semi autos were the 1911's and the Browning HP's. I really was not a fan of either at the time so went with wheel guns and stayed there. I have done OK with them so never seen a reason to change.
     
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    I agree with each of these. I believe that #5 does not get the attention that it deserves. I have relatively long hands, but with relatively short fingers and thumbs. For a number of years, I was mandated to use double-column-magazine, wide-body, .40 duty pistols, while in uniform, which I would NEVER have chosen, personally, as they were handSguns, not handguns. The first break I got was being able to to switch to a Gen4 Glock*, which, with none of the grip adapters installed, had a noticeably lower-volume grip than the prior Generations. The next break was being able to return to using 1911 duty pistols.

    As I get older, one of my hands is not aging as well as the other, so, one-handed use is becoming a more-significant factor.

    *I was able to switch to 9mm at the same time, so it was a G17.
     
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  24. Rexster

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    When things are at contact distance, life get quite interesting, so, not as simple as either of these. On the one hand, an opponent might get REALLY animated, if he feels a muzzle jammed against him, so I might not want to use that, as an actual tactic, lest his response be an action that beats my reaction. It is good to know, of course, that one’s revolver cannot be disabled by simply being pushed out of battery. OTOH, if an opponent does grab one’s revolver, well enough to stop the cylinder from turning, or, if applicable, in a way that interrupts hammer travel, one does have a significant problem, that is much more involved than the cylinder being immobilized.

    I will say that one has a seriously interesting life experience, if an opponent grabs one’s auto-loading pistol, too. Most auto-pistols will be able fire the chambered round, if an opponent is firmly holding the weapon, but, let’s remember that not many folks are going to allow a handgun to remain pointed at their important bits, and, many felons are acquainted with how to perform a handgun-take-way. They teach each other such things, in prison, during rec time.

    A gun-grab is quite serious, whether the opponent is immobilizing the mechanism, or trying to take possession of the entire weapon. A gunfight is a fight, in which a gun happens to be present. At contact distance, we may be compelled to apply VERY forceful actions, other than pulling a trigger. Michael deBethencourt can teach at least one way to defeat a cylinder grab. Craig Douglas, doing business as Shivworks, is one source of handgun-take-away and handgun-retention training, as part of ECQC. There are other excellent instructors who teach this subject matter, but I referenced Shivworks ECQC, because I attended in 2005 and 2006, when Craig Douglas, and the late Paul Gomez, were the instructors.

    Yes, I said “take-away,” as one best understands how to retain a handgun by understanding the physics/mechanics of the take-away.
     
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