I've been an avid hand gunner for over 45 years. I started out shooting Second Generation Colt black powder revolvers, and quickly developed a love for both S&W and Colt .38 revolvers. Over time I added some SAA 45s and like most acquired some nice semi-autos. For the last couple of years I have almost exclusively carried a Springfield XDs in 45 with the 4 inch slide. Enter July 30th, 2020, I was cutting some trees and trimming limbs when one popped back and took the ladder out I was on. After the rodeo, I found myself on the ground with a torn bicep. I immediately knew it was bad. Surgery was two weeks post accident to reattach it (distal bicep repair). Started physical therapy today and things are really looking up. I know there are one hand techniques for working the slide. But, for the last 9 weeks I have really gotten reacquainted with my revolvers. Without a doubt, there are times and conditions that make a revolver a practical choice for individuals.