Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 357smallbore, Apr 27, 2019.
Today, I favor shell-spitters for defensive duty, and steel-wheels for pretty much anything else.
And, yes, 9x19mm Luger is pretty much my go-to round for carry; I carry a Kel-Tec PF9 currently (sometimes a Ruger P95), and have a Taurus G2C on the way.
PS: I too started with revolvers, first single actions then a double action S&W in the academy. I still shoot them for fun...and my favorite DA revolvers are 45 ACPs. (smile)
As for caliber wars. I see 9mm being best when you want to carry more ammo. 45 ACP is excellent for making big holes. 40 S&W seems to be a good choice for a big hole with more energy than 45 ACP.
I don’t have a 40 but if one were to come about at the right price I’d consider one. I guess I figure having a few 9mm and a 45 doesn’t lock me into one caliber so when the next shortage comes about I can use small and large primers and have choices.
None of the ammo failures were with carry ammo and I've had one out of dimension and one failure to fire in 6,000 rounds on $0.17-$0.24 (Depending on Caliber) per round ammo.
That's the problem. The failures weren't the pistol's fault, but they were still failures.
On a typical range session my FiL and I shoot about 600 rounds total, about 300 through semiautomatic pistols and about 300 through revolvers. It's typical for us to have at least one failure with the semiautos. It's very rare for us to have a revolver failure. Sure, we bring good semiautomatic pistols and the failures "aren't their fault'. One of us limp-wristed it, or there was a bad primer, or the cartridge was slightly misshapen so that it fit in the magazine but not in the chamber, or we bumped the slide or engaged the safety or whatever. Admittedly, some are failures of 22lr's and some are failures of reloads where the cartridge is stretched a bit funny or something.
Still, it makes me feel more comfortable with a revolver for CC. If someone jumps out of a bush and grabs you around the throat because they want your keys and wallet, you will not be able to clear a problem. Your handgun will either discharge immediately and properly, or you will be done for. I do carry semiautos sometimes, but revolvers make me feel more comfortable.
And that's the truth. Too, the magazine is part of the pistol. If the magazine fails, it is the pistol's "fault" to some extent.
9mm may not stay this cheap forever, but I'm taking advantage of the price while I can. Besides, it was a believable excuse for buying another gun...
All that being said, if someone wanted to give me a stainless 686, I wouldn't turn it down.
I felt like there was no good solution, I felt trapped with no possible way out until I discovered...
9mm revolvers !
I put one of those Alfa-Proj through its paces. I had to use 947 moon clips because it came with so few and importer was rationing number sold when I bought the gun. It worked fine but after about 300 rounds it was hard to load and extract cartridges/cases. In this it was same as shooting .45colt out of Freedom Arms .454 ie had to clean the cylinder. In other respects the Czech K-frame performed ok.
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