Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Solomonson, Nov 2, 2020.
But for those that do . . . it's the difference between a Vega/Pinto and a Ferrari!! World's apart!!! Don't settle for "factory", at some point, see what you've been missing!!
I like my semiautos, but there is something about a fine older S&W revolver, or a vintage Colt, or a finely crafted single action. They have stood the test of time. There is a place for the wonderful semiautos of today, and I will be dead, so I will never know, but those finely crafted revolvers will last for another century, I doubt the same will be said for the polymer wonder guns. And I do own some of those as well.
I love wheelguns and it's primary what I use.
But I consider them lowtech and awesome, not high tech
That's a real "High Road" response.
We had a thread about irritating names not long ago. Now we can add "revos" to Mossies, Remmies, shotties, and so on.
I like both kinds of revolvers ... Smiths AND Wessons
I'm still waiting for the OP to come back and explain to we lessor mortals what the gibberish in his initial post was about. (lol)
Don't feel bad. I don't know what he's asking either.
I think the greatest part of looking at, handling, shooting and generally liking revolvers is the fact that they weren’t designed by some arrogant, soulless coder team sitting at remote keyboards; spending half their day posting selfie’s on social media, checking fantasy football scores ten times a day, pining about a pumpkin spice soy latte’ and eating take out because they never learned how to cook for themselves.
These pieces of machinery were hand made by thinkers and craftsmen; created strictly through trial and error, designs so effective and advanced that even to this day we are still employing them (in many cases) 130+ years after they were patented. Hell, even the “modern” AR “platform” has roughly 60 years behind it since Eugene Stoner started putting alloys and plastic together... using slide rules and brainpower instead of bits and bytes; Microsoft and Google.
Just look at the interaction between all the parts as they cycle and imagine what it took to forge, machine and piece them together so they work properly time and time and time again in 1933, the year my oldest functioning revolver (A Colt Officers Model Heavy Barrel) was made. I think they succeeded, as it still works pretty well (this target is 30 rounds, shot last Friday):
It’s only in the last part of the 20th century that casting, CNC and MIM have made revolvers easier to produce and less labor intensive (and costly) to boot. But the basic designs still live on. And on and on.
Has anyone ever felt that a Glock has soul? Has anyone ever looked at a Springfield Xd and imagined the hand fitting that went into it? I haven’t heard anyone ever say those things in the 44 years that I’ve been shooting.... and I carry a Glock 34 on duty every day.
This is just a few of the reasons I like revolvers... and why I’ll have them in my quiver until the day I’m put in a box and they’re gifted to my kids.
No trouble with reading comprehension. You made a number of statements of questionable validity and then ask "Folklore". Nope "revo" don't come close, to Billy Goat Gruff. ( My personal favorite). I do wonder If you talk face to face like you type?
IMO revolvers make doing what you want to with them so easy that it rekindles your excitement for all handguns. I bought a revolver at the end of my handgun collecting just to have one, and it completely turned what I thought I liked in a handgun upside down and I immediately went and bought two more. They also dramatically improved my semi shooting. There is not one uncool thing about revolvers, just a lot of people not knowing how great they are because they associate them as being old tech and uncool.
Not sure where the OP is going exactly but the above image is probably applicable to this thread.
So is civility, apparently
NASA Scientists used slide-rules to put a man on the moon.
The truly great double action revolvers were designed and built long before Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) existed.
Design work was done the old fashioned way, building on past experience, and making up prototypes to perfect the final design.
Many, many products not just firearms, were designed and built this way, long before CAD and CNC existed.
Do you even revo, bro?
So is snarky shortcuts; it is a REVOLVER, not a "revo".................
Not sure if it is a question or an insult. Honestly. Asking why people put revolvers on a pedestal. If the OP doesn't get revolvers, it's fine. Go have fun with high tech and/or modern semi-automatics. Or go bottom-feeding in your friend group to see if any of them "revo" and maybe even try one out.
But here is a serious answer, because I have a few revolvers that I prize highly. It is not because they are "high tech". It is because of the precision of their making, fitting and firing. Because a fine revolver is inherently a work of art, no fancy anodized aluminum "bling" required. Because the basic design of both single and double action revolvers is genius; and that is as much true today as it was 120 years ago.
Not to mention, a revolver is (still) highly relevant to most types of handgun shooting. I carry a magnum revolver in bear country, pack a few shot shells in snake country and have one allocated for defensive use. And for what it's worth I do my best handgun shooting with a S&W 686.
I've had 4 matching Revos each on my last 2 trucks that went everywhere my truck went whether I was in my truck or not. They never let me down in snow& ice, sandy beaches, tropical weather systems, you name it. Technology was upgraded between my last 2 trucks going from original revos to revo twos. Now I see revos have been upgraded again to revo threes. Plus I was always able to negotiate price when I purchased revos for my trucks, getting price matching to Costco although I've never been a Costco member.
My revos go round.
No batteries needed. Can do more math functions than most adults are capable of understanding. I still have mine from engineering school in '62. It cost more than my K22. That said, the revolver needs no magazine,(batteries), and can shoot more accurately than most adults. I wish I had my K22 and whoever has it had my K&E loglogduplexdecitrig slide rule.
Add me to that list, my public school education just aint cutting it tonight.
I don't know the answer for others but for me it is simple. I have a smart watch. Elegant? No. Reliable tool for phone calls and time. Yes. But my Omega Seamaster is a super crafted work of art. I wear my smart watch but when wearing the Omega, I ogle it all day. I have S&W semi autos. Fine accurate guns, tools if you will. But my 2 Colt SA and my new Colt Cobra are artwork. I can feel the mechanism like my Omega, as it works. I ogle them. I appreciate their intricacies. So not black magic but more than just a gun.
Lot of that going around on this thread. Puts a smile on my face.
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