Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Massad "SIXGUNS AIN’T JUST FOR SENIORS"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by pcwirepro, Jun 29, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. pcwirepro

    pcwirepro Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    316
  2. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,142
    Location:
    Colorado Rockies
    Thanks for posting that. In my formitive years (read late 80's early 90's) revolvers were dieing in popularity. I, never being one to give into the "latest & greatest", like my peers, was often jibed by them for my love of wheelguns. Good to see that the revolver lives on.
     
  3. harmon rabb

    harmon rabb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,699
    If I could only keep ONE of my guns, it would be my GP-100.
     
  4. Nomad

    Nomad Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    268
    I love my semi-autos but frankly if I could only have one handgun it would be a revolver. Just like there are things autos can do that revolvers can't, there are things a revolver can do that an auto can't.
     
  5. Racinbob

    Racinbob Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    693
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Love it. I like all firearms and my SR9 is a favorite shooter. The S&W 1006 I just became the owner of will be a ton of fun if I can find brass to load. But my love is for a revolver. Yea, I'm old. I just sent the link to a young pup friend who also loves all firearms but I sense the 'not so much so' for wheel guns.
     
  6. Confederate

    Confederate Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,104
    Location:
    Bethesda, MD
    Yep...I don't go to bed unless I have fully loaded speed-loaders sitting next to my specs and the bowl with my false teeth!

    You won't find me unprepared! I also keep a six-shooter on my hip while I rip down country trails in my V8 roadster, playing "Solitary Man" on my 8-track!

    You can't beat 'em....
     
  7. pcwirepro

    pcwirepro Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    316
    Funny thing these guns. I've had semi autos from the age of 16 with no real interest in wheel guns, at least until my ten year old son saw a Single Six and had to have it. I bought it for his birthday and immediately fell in love with the platform. Since then I have only added a Taurus Raging Bull in 44 mag to the revolver collection (hardly a practical first revolver for dad) but I have my eye on several. I think a Ruger GP-100 revolver, stainless steel .357 Magnum with a 4 inch barrel is in my near future.
     
  8. gunnie

    gunnie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    787
    love my 1911's. love my k frame smiths also. guess i'd have to be described as an immature old fart?

    :)

    gunnie
     
  9. rmfnla

    rmfnla Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    700
    Can't beat a Colt revolver; any model!
     
  10. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,964
    Location:
    SW NH
    I'm a 26 year-old young buck who prefers the smooth action and long-range accuracy of my double-action S&Ws versus a polymer wunder-pistol. There's something comforting about a .357 or .44 Magnum or just sublime about a K-frame .22. Actually, just the other weekend I was plinking with my 22/45 and found myself wishing I had my S&W M-18 instead.

    Oh, gratuitous revolver picture! Still want an N-frame .357, a K-frame .38 and possibly a J-frame .38. All older, like these, please... ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  11. BCCL

    BCCL Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,438
    Location:
    So. Illinois
    Never heard of anyone shot with a revolver that immediately yelled "HAHA, only an auto-loader can hurt me"......
     
  12. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    5,816
    I've been shootin' revolvers for nigh on 40 years......and my 17 year old son outshoots me in both single and double action. I'm thinkin' young eyes versus old tired eyes, eh?
     
  13. wheelgunslinger

    wheelgunslinger Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,439
    Location:
    0 hours west of NC
    :D That's pretty funny there.

    Good article. Thanks for the link.
     
  14. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,787
    Each system has advantages and disadvantages. Most of the auto's points are related to combat situations (fast reloads, etc) and don't often apply to SD use.

    I like the small revolver for carry because it is smooth and round rather than boxy with sharp edges.

    See below. Nothing to snag or catch. Nothing to cause wear to covering clothing. Nothing to cut or jab skin. And those 125 JHPs loaded to 1,100 FPS (clocked from a 2" barrel) should get it done if needed.


    [​IMG]
     
  15. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    24,960
    Location:
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    My favorite guns are my revolvers, but I own autos and carry them, too. I just don't like shooting 'em at the range. I have a bad back and don't like bending over to pick up brass. But, then, I'm old enough to have seen the original Dirty Harry at the theater, so hell, I grew up shooting a revolver.

    What really cracks me up, though, is when some young buck rails on a Glock or something for it's "terrible trigger". I mean, like, it's FOUR LBS! BWAAA, ha, ha! Learn ta shoot, ya punk! :D
     
  16. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,346
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    congrats to Austin Gibbons
     
  17. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    24,960
    Location:
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    there are a couple of reasons I carry autos that have nothing to do with "combat", which iin my mind is the realm of the rifle, anyway. The pocket auto is easier to carry for me than your average J frame. It's smaller, it's lighter generally, though the scandium stuff equals most good pocket 9s for light. Also, the reload is easier to carry than speed loaders which are a lump to conceal. Besides that, as a caliber, 9mm plus P in pocket autos is closer to .357 magnum than it is .38 special and I wouldn't carry full house .357s in a J frame pocket gun anyway, rough to shoot. You can get 9x19 in a steel frame revolver at 23 ounces or you can get it in a polymer pocket pistol at 12 ounces.

    I mean, there are advantages to autos for the permitted armed citizen beyond fast reloads, all I'm sayin'. I still like my revolvers, though.
     
  18. los

    los Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    138
    SaxonPig, NICE flat latch Centennial.

    Here is my EDC...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,346
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Saxon owns many nice guns

    and will not put me in his will :fire:
     
  20. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    14,253
    Location:
    Elbert County, CO
    IMO, to limit oneself to either platform is foolish.

    While I generally carry auto's due to the fact that they lay flatter, there is one undeniable advantage to the wheelgun for SD. That is reliability, and more specifically, the ability to fire the gun repeatedly from within the pocket with a concealed hammer platform. With an auto, you can only count on one shot from those confines. All of us would prefer to draw and aim before firing, but this is something I've considered, and so often carry a J frame when it's to be in a coat pocket. Of course, for my normal appendix or 4 O'clock carry, that ability of the revolver is a moot point.

    The primary disadvantages of revolvers are low capacity and slow reloads with proportionately bulky apparati-the less bulky the mode of carry the ammo is in, the slower it is to get it into the gun.

    That said, I feel sufficiently armed for SD carrying my PF9 or S&W M37. I carry my P3AT when either of those are too big. Unfortunately, there is no effective revolver that carries as easily as a micro .380.
     
  21. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,069
    Location:
    Texas
    los, if that's your EDC, I'd love to see your BBQ!
     
  22. sm

    sm member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    28,389
    Location:
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    Great article, thanks for posting a link to it.

    I recently turned 55 years old.
    Now I still consider myself "young", but since I do now qualify for a "senior citizens discount" for some things...I can pretend to be a senior and get my discount. *wink*

    I was raised and still believe, and still "instruct": One should learn with a Revolver. I start[ed] out with a .22 rim-fire, and then transition[ed] to a center-fire, my preference being a .38 spl.

    Learn the correct basic fundamentals with a revolver, and the .22 allows one to focus on these correct basic fundamentals. Simple: less felt recoil and the ammunition is more affordable. Oh, and fun! If one can have fun learning something, they will "get it" quicker" and it will be better ingrained.

    When you have problems with the center-fire revolver, then break out the .22 revolver and "get back to basics".

    No matter what one transitions to from a revolver (single action, double action semi-auto...) the correct basics from the revolver, will transition over.

    Get into a "slump" with the semi-auto, one might consider breaking out the revolvers, either the center-fire, or .22 rimfire.


    Steve
     
  23. Confederate

    Confederate Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,104
    Location:
    Bethesda, MD
    Every now and again we read stories of cops and robbers in situations where they're shooting at each other and no one is hitting anyone! In these types of situations, I would be happy with a revolver. I could at least cock a revolver and I know what I can do with a cocked revolver, even if it was at 100 yards.
     
  24. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,787
    MC- Which auto do you have that's smaller than the 2" J frame S&W? I have a FEG 380 which is nearly identical to the Walther PPK and I found the width, height and length measurements were virtually the same as my M40 pictured above.
     
  25. Balrog

    Balrog Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,980
    Everyone can wax nostalgic all they want in a thread like this, but when the poop hits the fan, everyone knows they are gonna want a Glock.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page