Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Brutz, Aug 20, 2009.
The Ruger LCR is a dandy CCW revolver. It is also +P rated.
Lot's of interesting replies here.
It seems to me a lot of you have a lot of faith in the lowly revolver.
So do I.
I have carried an old Colt Lawman .357 in the truck many a mile.
On my motorcycle trips where space is more limited the Colt Mustang or little Berreta .22 usually goes with me as when walking around because they are easily concealed.
My good man....lowly? LOWLY?
I'll bet that old Colt Lawman feels pretty reassuring in a tight place, as well it should...Now, about that little .22 Berreta....maybe we can get you into a nice Airweight Chief or something.....
After reading a hundred of these threads, the answer's pretty well-known.
Pistol-grip-only short-barreled side by side 12ga AOW. It's also the answer to the 9mm vs 45cal debate. Handy, that.
Hello friends and neighbors / revolver , solid, dependable ,few failure points, not too much to think about in extreme situations , point and pull ////. I have 357 but have been told repeatedly "too much, might take out BG and two people behind them'' , or ''take out BG and keep going thru wall''. ///// I carry corbon 125 JHP (does anyone know truth for sure?) ///// So maybe 38. revolver is best to answer question IMHO
In my humble opinion, the absolute best is the Smith & Wesson mod. 65, 3" bbl, round butt in 357, loaded with 38 spl +p, 158 gr. LSWHP. Absolutely reliable, powerful enough, easy to shoot, easy to conceal. Gone that way for years now.
My choice would be my Kahr MK9 - small, reliable, and very accurate. I once shot an IPSC match in Texas where one of the competitors used a revolver. After seeing him shoot, I'm convinced that a good revolver is fine for concealed carry. He did a good job on all the stages and placed in the upper end of the pack. I guess its a question of personal preference. Grab a top-of-the-line 1911 or Glock and then tell Jerry Miculek that revolvers suck! Seriously, I recently picked up an SP101 in .357 magnum and would feel fine carrying it with a speedloader or two if it was legal here in California.
Maybe some of the other members can refresh my memory, but didn't one of the big schools like Gunsite offer a class on defensive shooting with revolvers? That sounds like a fun class to take. Anyways, carry what you feel comfortable with and stay safe!
I carry a S&W M&P 340 about 65% of the time,
a Springfield Lightweight Champion Operator about 25 % of the time,
and a S&W 586 L-Comp about 10%.
1) Carry weapons (at least a gun and a knife)
2) Know how to use each weapon you carry
3) Understand your local laws
4) Understand that combat shooting is different than target shooting. Train accordingly.
5) Civilian combat situations typically are different than those of police and military.
Understand these differences and apply rules 1-4 accordingly.
It doesn't matter if it's a semi-auto or a revolver so long as the gun is reliable and its mechanical accuracy and precision allows the shooter to hit the target at reasonable ranges. I have my preferences and will make recommendations when asked. However, it's your choice and you better be following rule #1 if something happens.
Use what you like, but you better be proficient with it. I certainly won't turn you away if you come up to help me in a fight! "OH, that's only a 5 shot revolver in 38 Special! Go home, little gun!"
All this revolver versus semi-auto reliability stuff simply ignores the fact that the two action types have different flaws which tend to result in different malfunctions. The operator must know how to clear malfunctions for every weapon he or she carries.
Thunder Ranch and Gunsite both offer dedicated revolver courses. There are a few other trainers around that offer classes.
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