Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by KarateHottie93, Jan 20, 2022.
Trust that you won't have to fire one of those Single Sevens indoors without hearing protection.
I agree. I find either bird shot or buck shot 'sloppy' for individual use.
You will not see mine either.
I presume you are expecting a 'take over' type incursion. Is that common or relatively common in your area? I used to live in Los Angeles County (no longer, thank you Lord) and would periodically hear of 'home invasion' robberies. Usually in the higher income areas or in drug manufacturing sites (to include suspected drug sites). I lived in neither. Now I live in a town of about 25,000 in Nebraska. 'Home invasion' is practically non-existent.
In reading all the popular literature, I read a lot about higher capacity handguns, rifles and shotguns as required for self or home defense. All of which seems to be written by proponents of modern gun games. Which seems to presume either an attack of Red Chinese regulars, missing a lot or the Elmer Fudd school of shooting.
I suppose I'm just an old fuddy-duddy or flat wrong. Probably never find out.
Beautiful, how does it shoot?
I don't get the hi-cap mania either. The average self defense event is three shots, three seconds, three feet. Probably the same people who insist you need a belted magnum to hunt deer or elk.
Congrats on moving to a free state.
Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector, second model.
As can be seen, it is modified. The barrel has been cut to just over four and one-half inches and the front sight remounted. It has been refinished, possibly in a cheapie bumper shop. The scrapes and lines in the finish are - I was informed when I bought it - and I quote complete with pronunciation "...gin-you-wine Texas pawn shop EN graving..." looks like an engraving awl to me. All modifications were done prior to my purchase. It looks to me like a early 20th Century lawman's sidearm. Would fit well in a holster and at need could be used as a less lethal impact device. (Things were different back then.) The only thing I've changed are the grips. And added the Tyler T-grip adapter. The grips on it (which I still have, hidden) were Mother of Pearl and had a really nasty attempt to carve a steer head in the scales.
However, with all that it shoots well. If I carried a holster gun these days, I'd likely carry this one.
It is my house and bed room handgun. I do have a shotgun (870 riot gun) and an (Inland Motors) M! Carbine, but this old dear is closest.
Thanks for the endorsement and the kind words about moving.
Sometimes, it's a matter of God watching over some of us who just don't know better.
If some gangsters have the wrong address and six of them break in spraying automatic fire, I will miss reading these posts.
If I am at home sick, have my car in the garage, and don't answer the door for the fake salesman, I may have a couple of guys try to jimmy the back door. If they are oblivious to the large angry dogs, I might conceivably need my revolver.
Highly unlikely unless you're heavily involved in the drug trade.
My 10 is an old police trade in that I bought at a gun show. My friends with me had no idea it would be that easy to buy a gun. They were from Iowa.
I can hear the high capacity crowd now: "It's so slow to reload!" However, in either .36 or .44 caliber, it is pretty much a serious revolver. And I can see a malefactor facing that amazing muzzle flash and such...
As a widower/bachelor with no kids, the guns don't need "securing".
Yes, everything has a context.
). If they're inside the house, this should be sufficient.
Indeed. Much of my middle aged wisdom was gained by surviving my own youthful foolishness.
You read that somewhere?
As to the OP's question, I use the revolver I can first get my hands on. It will do if I will do.
And to the post multiple pages back about never meeting anyone who carried a revolver CCW, add me to the growing list. Every day, every time I step out of the house.
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