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Who prefers to carry a revolver and why.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Frank44, Aug 21, 2013.

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  1. Dave_in_Fairview_Park

    Dave_in_Fairview_Park Member

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    Revolvers fire when the trigger is pulled

    Have 2 S&W model 64's 4inch. One is a DA round butt,bobbed hammer.

    Other is dash5 , square butt,wide hammer and trigger.

    Load plain old 158 gr any type lead!

    Don't need a magnum,or + P loads.....

    Shoot your right leg with a plain old .38 round

    Then shoot the left leg with a + P round...witch hurts more?

    Potato head.the ones still shooting revolvers ?

    The ones who did not die when thier autos failed.
     
  2. Frank44

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    Compromise is a word I've seen often in several posts. THE major compromise I've seen mentioned the most, in regards to revolvers, is capacity. I personally don't feel that it's a compromise. When I train I constantly repeat in my head, TAKE CARE OF EVERY SHOT. One hit center mass is hugely more effective that several hits outside center mass. Another aspect of the revolver, as mentioned by others, is that you can actually have a perfect grip that fits YOUR hand. This is not a small matter! A perfect grip is essential for the quickest and most accurate shot. The compromise, as to concealment, has been mentioned. If you can't conceal a S&W 442, you must be wearing skin tight pants! I routinely conceal a S&W 629 N frame, as mentioned, my preferred carry.
     
  3. Dr_B

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    That Ruger Speed Six is awfully pretty.
     
  4. stinger 327

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    Revolvers are probably the safest for most people to use less safeties to worry about and less chance of accidential discharge.
     
  5. skidder

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    They are all the same. No misplaced levers, switches, or safeties. I can pick up any of my loaded DA revolvers and just pull the trigger. Some of the autos are ambidextrous some are not. Some have a grip safety some do not. Some have a de-cock some do not. Striker fire or hammer fire? Is my first pull DA or SA?

    I prefer my finger is the stored energy behind the firing pin.

    The reloading speed goes to the autos, but so do the number of FTFs.

    That being said my biggest reason for choosing a revolver is reloading. I don't like to lose my brass. I'm a cheapskate because I love to shoot.

    They are not picky. My plinking loads are 1/2 the powder and they always cycle.
     
  6. Fiv3r

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    I'm not going to argue with a lot of the stats and info. I carry an auto when I'm out and about 90% of the time. However, when I go camping or sometimes just beacuse, I pack a .357 Vaquero in a holster kit I built for it. Yes, its heavy. Yes, it's low capacity and not "fast" like a DA. But damn if I don't like it. It just points. Where ever I will it, that's where the bullet is going. I could get along just fine with a SA .357 on my hip even if I "know better".
     
  7. tomrkba

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    skidder...I get it. For me, it's about fun. They're just really fun to shoot and reload for.
     
  8. Meeteetse

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    I do not apologize for carrying and liking revolvers. The argument for or against revolvers vs. semi-autos usually comes down to capacity. I practice with my revolvers. I hit what I aim at. Capacity is not an issue. If the Zombie hordes materialize perhaps I will change my mind, or better yet, just carry a second revolver.
     
  9. doc2rn

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    I prefer to carry a S&W mod 10 3" bull barrel, sq butt with a hogue grip, in a Galco Highrise.
     
  10. Esoxchaser

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    Used to prefer wheelies for reliability. 30 years later I prefer autoloaders for the lessened recoil, higher capacity and slimmer profile. Still prefer to hunt with wheel guns. Just because.
     
  11. Gun Master

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    Prefer Revolver....&.....Why ?

    I prefer revolver (not exclusively), because my S&W Airweight Bodyguard is powerful enough, has 5 rds., reliable, & is light enough to carry, and not a tendency to be left home in a drawer. What good is your 1911 (which I more than admire), if you think it's too heavy to carry, & leave it ? I like my autos & wheelguns, but "prefer" revolver for CWC. ><> Hope I don't have to use it !
     
  12. stinger 327

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    If you have a LCR +P .38 vs. one of those pocket 9mm pistols isn't the LCR still more powerful than the pocket 9mm like a Ruger LC9? or Sig 938?:confused:
     
  13. smkummer

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    I still carry some small Colt 38 special snubbies such as agents and cobras for light weight and can shoot them better than pocket 9s or .380, These were acquired when one could buy these in the $2-300 range used. Any future purchases would favor the "flat" semi autos for easier hideout carry. And the fact that I realize that 3, 7 and 10 yard ranges is far more common than hitting a man size target at 25-50 yards.
     
  14. burnse

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    I prefer revolvers. I carry a revolver every day. It's a .44 spl, and it works just fine. I own only one semi auto, a little Cz 70, and it is a lot of fun (my wife shoots it more and better than I do, but also prefers the bulldog). Beyond that, and for the foreseeable future, I am going to stick with revolvers. They feel more natural (lending to increased ease of use), and I fire more accurately with them. I also enjoy their simplicity and versatility (EDIT: "versatile" in respect to ammunition). I also consider revolvers, overall, to be more aesthetically appealing than anything with a slide.

    I saw ages being mentioned, and I thought I'd throw in, too - I am 26 years old.
     
  15. stinger 327

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    majority of people in your age group prefer autos.
     
  16. sixgunner455

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    Prefer a small revolver to a small semiauto for daily carry. Prefer a Kframe magnum for woods/mountain carry to a full size semiauto, except when I'm closer to Mexico than Tucson. Prefer the big semiauto for going to Tucson or Phoenix. :D
     
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