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Replaced all my autos with revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by old4x4, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. old4x4

    old4x4 Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    I finally finished the change over. Traded my USP for the SW327 TRR8, the Walther PPK-S (S&W) for a S&W 337 Kit gun, and today I got rid of my DAO Taurus PT-145 for a Taurus 445Ti in that wacky blue. No safeties to screw with in a pinch/panic and no brass to pick up off of the ground! (I reload). I still have a Buck Mark, but it's not an SD gun and I can leave the empties on the ground (or just shovel/trash them) Maybe I'm just showing my age. Any of you do this same thing?
  2. skeeter1

    skeeter1 Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Northest Ohio
    I'm an old phart myself, but I have both a couple of revlovers and one semi-auto. They're both fun in their own way. If I HAD to choose just one, it would probably be a revolver. The revolvers can drive tacks, reliable as the day is long, don't shuck brass, etc. However, shooting tin cans with the .22 semi-auto is about the most fun you can have with your clothes on. :)
  3. Ida Noski

    Ida Noski Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Ok. I'll play.
    Hit the 1/2 century mark last December. Some might say that qualifies me as an old phart:neener: I've sold both my 1911's to buy revolvers. One 6" Smith 686 and one 4" Smith 625.
    I also have a few other revolvers, Colts, etc.
    For carry I switch between 2" 686 and a PPK/S.
    I have found over the years that I just shoot wheel guns way better than I do auto's. Although I have to agree with skeeter1 that blasting away with something like my MK II is big fun as well!

  4. Checkman

    Checkman member

    Sep 23, 2003
    I own eight revolvers and five autos. My duty gun is a Glock 19 and I shoot it alot, but all totaled the revolvers definitely see more range time - even more than my Buckmark. As I get older (39) I prefer revolvers over bottom feeders. Don't know why.
  5. Bob79

    Bob79 Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    For work I own a Glock 23, but that's where my affiliation w/ semi-autos begins & ends. I have owned a Beretta Cougar, Beretta Tomcat, Kel-Tec 32/380/9mm, Seecamp, Kahr & Glock 26. But currently all my other guns (about 10) are all S&W revolvers. I also own a pump shotgun, and a lever action rifle as well. I eventually (next 5 years) will pick up a couple of Glocks in 9mm, only because in a SHTF scenario 9mm is so plentiful, 9mm is cheap to shoot, and in my own personal experience Glocks have proven to be 100% reliable (not just mine). I don't really like the feel of a Glock, but its the only semi-auto I've found to be reliable.

    I find revolvers extremely reliable, able to fire any style of bullet w/o issue, don't need magazines, and no chasing brass. Plus to me, they just have more style, and personality to them. So yes, I LOVE REVOLVERS, and I'm not even 30 years old yet. So there is hope for wheel guns with the "younger" generation.
  6. Gary A

    Gary A Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    I've gone through the same transformation over the past couple of years. One day I noticed that the only semi-autos I still own are a couple of small mouseguns. Lately, I've even been going further, getting back into single-action revolvers which I had been away from for some time. I did trade one DA revolver for a single-action revolver (a 50th Anniversary Blackhawk), but mostly I'm going to have to just pony up for the single-actions I want because I don't want to give up my acquired and loved DA wheelguns. Like most, I have more than I need, not as many as I want. There are semi-autos I really like and admire (1911, BHP, etc.) but not enough to give up my wheelies.
  7. 461

    461 Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    I've gotten rid of all but two semi-auto's, my Ruger MKII and my Glock 34. The Ruger I have owned longer than any other handgun and will be with me forever as it's that good and the Glock is for "Just in case" as it is totally reliable and just plain works.

    I've got more SA's than DA's and figure that's where I'm at for a while. I too am a reloader and hate picking up brass all the time and hate losing it even more. I shoot better with a revolver and just feel right with one. My list of wants is pretty short right now and is pretty much all revolvers.
  8. TT

    TT member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Sunnyvale, **********
    I’m with you on the not chasing brass thing- I hate picking up shells after a session! I also like that in a pinch a revolver can be back on duty with just a pass from a bore snake, a pass with a cylinder brush, and a wipe down. Don’t trust autos unless they are clean.
  9. DawgFvr

    DawgFvr Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Olympia, WA
    Love my revolvers...but methinks you are going to regret giving up the DAO (must be second generation, right?) millennium pro PT145. That tiny, double action auto is soooooo much like a revolver but in .45 ACP!
  10. RevolvingCylinder

    RevolvingCylinder Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    Same here. I've tried to force an interest in bottom feeders many times but it just never works out.:(
  11. RTFM

    RTFM member

    Apr 25, 2003
    Land of ID
    Why is it that I'm falling in to his category also?

    I was oooo-aaaah over semi autos for years. Then the last three or four months, revolvers are like a breath of fresh air. I am seriously contemplating doing exactly what old4x4 has done.

    The scary thing is the thought of giving up my autos (well I may keep my SIG....) does not bother me in the slightest.

    Made me laugh. Never thought of them that way.... thanks for the funny.

  12. treebeard

    treebeard Member

    Feb 1, 2006
    LFOD in NH
    I am in the same boat. I only have one semi-auto left (Kimber CDP Pro II) and all the rest are wheelguns. It is nice not to have to pick brass off the ground too! I guess I just love the .38/.357 caliber!
  13. WFR

    WFR Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Down to a Glock 32 and (2) Ruger MkII's.
    Everyhting else has a wheel on it!
  14. jparham

    jparham Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    revolvers are the bomb. They rule. Period. SA's definetly. Reallly like my dad's 1963 Single Action Scout. Don't own a bottom feeder, but then again we don't own many handguns (just the aforementioned scout and a junky RG:banghead: ). But when my dad stops procrastinating and gets that pistol permit, I think the first gun we'll get will be reolver.
    PS, as for the younger generation shooter, I'm thirteen. I prefer revolvers. :D :D :D
    I suppose I ownone autochucker, a Beretta Urika. But that's a shotgun.
  15. thirty-thirty

    thirty-thirty Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    'Nuther old phart here. I'm in the process of getting rid of all my autos with safeties. If they don't go bang when I pull the trigger I don't need 'em. Good decockers like Sigs are going to stay, though. It's hard to beat a good revolver, but if I was in a gunfight with someone who had a 9mm that holds way more than a dozen rounds or so I'd feel a little outgunned.
  16. loplop

    loplop Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Not an old phart, although I am over 30, I am just discovering revolvers.

    I'm a fairly new shooter, I got into the sport about 3 years ago. My first handgun, after lots of renting and range time, was a 1911. I owned all 1911's for years.

    I have since moved to DA/SA pistols (SIGs) as 30-30, I want it to go bang when I need it, without wiping a safety. I did keep a 1911 that is especially dear to me.

    But I wanted a pocket pistol, and I like to stay with one manual of arms if at all possible.. Sig doesn't really make a pocketable pistol. So I considered, and bought, a S&W 442 Airweight.

    I love this thing!!

    I have since added a S&W Model 22 in 45ACP, and am considering adding a Model 29 in 44mag and/or a 60 or 686 in 357mag. I really really like the way revolvers point and function. I always have a hoot shooting my 442... I put 50 rounds through it at the range today, and really enjoyed it.

    As it stands, though, I'm still more proficient with my SIGs. I have stepped up the training since I've switched carry guns, and am practicing 3 times a week with my SIG P239 and S&W 442. I'm still way ahead on the P239.

    But I have more fun with the 442 :neener:

    I don't think I'll ever sell all my "bottom feeders" but I can certainly see adding a few more wheelguns. Maybe even more wheelguns than semiautos from here on out...
  17. Eagle103

    Eagle103 Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Why didn't you post this over in the semi-auto forum?:neener:

    My latest purchase was a S&W 642 and I also love this little gun. I looked long and hard at the Kel-Tecs, Kahrs, etc. but what's not to love about a gun you know is gonna work that is almost as concealable as the autos.
  18. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I haven't replaced my semi autos but I have added wheelguns...They can be very satisfying to shoot & shoot well ;)
    Congrats w/ your evolution :cool:
  19. crebralfix

    crebralfix member

    Mar 7, 2004
    Though I'm not ready to give up my bottom feeders, I have three revolvers. My collection includes an S&W 625, S&W 610, and an S&W M17. Overall, I like the 610 with three inch barrel and unfluted cylinder the best.

    Though they're not my primary carry guns, I have found them to be very useful as training guns. The heavy double action trigger is VERY manageable, but requires shooter discipline. It is certainly a trigger finger exercising machine!
  20. jetman

    jetman Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    I too have been shooting semi-auto's for many years and lately have been hooked on Colt revolvers. It started out with a Python (NIB 6" Blued) to replace one my dad had years ago. I liked it so well I bought another one (4" nickel) as a shooter. Then I went on to the Colt Cobra (nickel) and Detective Special (also nickel). I just found a great deal on a .357 Magnum Carry in SS. My wheel guns now out number the semi's 5 to 2. I'll still never part with my Wilson Combat SDS Lightweight, and still carry my Kahr PM40 almost daily. For me at least they have both ALWAYS worked great and have been as dependable as a wheelgun.
  21. jlundy46

    jlundy46 Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Vancouver, WA
    I started as a LEO in 1969 and have had only one semi-auto - departmental issue Glock model 22. All of my handguns are now revolvers and my daily carry is either a Colt Trooper MKIII four inch, or a S&W Model 586 four inch. My favorite shooter is a Colt Python six inch though.

    "However, shooting tin cans with the .22 semi-auto is about the most fun you can have with your clothes on."

    Skeeter1, have you tried it without your clothes on? Makes it even MORE fun:D

  22. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Nov 20, 2006
    Last month for me.:)

    I still have more auto's than revolvers and they are dead reliable or I would not have them. I like them both, but shoot my auto's more.
  23. Lonestar

    Lonestar Member

    Jul 10, 2006
    I'm a big supporter of the K.I.S.S. principle. I own mostly Glocks , however over the years I'm starting to lean more toward revolvers. I had a misfire the other day with the first round that I chambered into my Glock 26 at the range. I easily pulled the slide an kept shooting, but what if that gun was in my wife's hands, alone in a bad home defense situation, she might panic. I might replace her Glock 26 with a revolver, maybe even one of those 7 or 8 shot .357 revolvers shooting .38+p

    Funny thing his my dad was a revolver nut, he actually still carries a S/A .45lc as his CCW. When I was a kid I hated shooting revolvers. Now I find myself shooting them more and more.

    1BLINDREF Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    SE Pennsylvania
    I like and have a good share of both. I ccw both also -S&W 642 and or a Sig P239 or P229.
    I like chocolate AND vanilla :D
    "bottom feeders" - good one, LOL
  25. WJR

    WJR Member

    May 21, 2003
    AL, USA
    I sold all of my autos except for one Customized Colt 1911. I absolutely love my Smiths.

    When my wife started to shoot, I wanted simple and reliable.

    Of course, my trips to the range have been quite enjoyable with no spent brass hitting me in the head.

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