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why do i like revolvers more than autos? why do you?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jason41987, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. bannockburn

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    I can't say that I like revolvers more than semi-autos but I do know that revolvers appeal more to my sense of things traditional, historical, and maybe slightly antiquated (but in a good way); more so than most modern semi-autos ever could.
     
  2. USSR

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    Because they've got soul.

    Don
     
  3. PabloJ

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    I like to get break open one with plastic frame Made in USSR. I do not believe these got much past prototype stage.:(
     
  4. stanmo

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    I hate loading magazines, especially .22's.
    Speaking of .22's, I can load shorts, longs, long rifles, shot shells, colibris and even mix them.
     
  5. Cocked & Locked
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    And speaking of .357 magnums, I can load magnums, .38 specials, and shot shells

    And speaking of .44 magnums, I can load magnums, .44 specials, and shot shells

    Lots to be said for the versatility of revolvers.
     
  6. stanmo

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    And any weight bullet, any power level you want to load.
     
  7. chriske

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    Ahhhh

    All the good reasons have already been mentioned :
    soul, coolness, beauty, panache, Zen......

    Mark me down as a genuine Revolverlover
     
  8. JFrame

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    Pretty much what everyone else says about the revolver...

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    ...And it just "speaks" to me... :)

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  9. Godsgunman

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    I like both revolvers and semis but revolvers will always have a special place with me because they are how my grandfather got me started with guns. I think its a combination of simplicity, beauty, and nostalgia.
    My EDC is a 9mm semi but home defense and occasional carry (mainly winter) is a .357 revolver. A 3" barrel semi is just easier to conceal than a 3" barrel revolver.
     
  10. Gary A

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    A perfect sentiment from one who would choose "Bannockburn" as a screen name. "Lay on! Lay on! Lay on! They fail!"
     
  11. 788Ham

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    I have both, have really given the semi's benefit of the doubt, but can't shoot them as well as the revolver. Picked up a Smith 15 over the weekend, took to the range and proceeded to chew out the center of the target @ 15 yards with it, have not been able to do that with a semi ! Revolvers just have a better feel in my hands, have always been able to shoot them better.
     
  12. HARV6

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    POWER! The double tap was invented because semi autos suck. Shoot somebody with one and they get pierced. Shoot somebody with a magnum wheelgun and parts go flying.
     
  13. jason41987

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    ive heard people debate revolvers being more accurate because the barrel is in fact fixed to the frame, with an automatic, both the barrel and the platform (slide) holding your sights will move
     
  14. jon86

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    I like the fact that revolvers require less testing.

    If I get a new autoloader, I feel that I must test my carry ammo with X amount of rounds. I feel that I must test my carry ammo in each magazine to test each magazine function.

    With a revolver, I put a cylinder full of ammo, test to find the point of impact, and if it's acceptable, I'll carry it. Simple.

    I like the way that revolvers simply melt into your side when carried IWB, as opposed to a similarly sized autoloader.

    I feel when shooting an autoloader that the slide racking under recoil is obnoxious. A revolver's recoil is quick and simple.

    I prefer the double action pull of the revolver trigger to the striker fired mush trigger.

    Yes I like single action 1911 triggers, but I prefer no external safeties.

    I dislike typical SA/DA triggers, like SIG or Beretta. Their single action triggers, while nice in theory, have such outrageous take-up.

    I don't like picking up my brass.

    I like that I can make the revolver safe by simply opening the cylinder.

    I prefer not to worry about bullet set-back from re-chambering the same round. I just don't want to think about it. Load and unload as needed, and don't worry about anything.

    And finally, I actually like the sight picture of a fixed sight revolver.

    There are more reasons, but these are what I can think of now.
     
  15. Armored farmer

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    A great thread!

    No brass to chase; can shoot mixed ammo; no mags to load or lose; power of ammo.

    <basically everything that has been posted>
     
  16. Armored farmer

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    I personally do like the less is more apsect of them.
    I like classical music, old instruments (like my 1920s saxophone, or my 1960s Premiers), and these weapons appeal to my lust for olden times.

    Plus the more complex process of autoloaders can sometimes be a pain if a failure to extract or load next round....

    I carry and auto, I relax at the range and shoot revolvers in a very Zen like moment.
     
  18. Iggy

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    While I like autos enough and have several, I just don't trust them.
    I grew up with a revolver, spent years as an LEO with one and survived some squabbles.
    I've never had a revolver fail to fire, and I've never had an auto that didn't.


    Iggy quickly zig-zags for an exit before the flaming fries his butt.:evil:
     
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    What Guillermo said, times ten, minimum.
     
  20. EVIL

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    It's like the indescribable difference between reading Hemmingway or some modern mass media trade paperback. If all you think matters is the face value of words on a page, then there is no difference. Words like "capacity" don't do them justice. There is just no substitute for a classic, even the excellent ones still in production. The revolver harkens a classic American era when men were rugged, self-reliant, individualists and a man's word and handshake were his bond; in some forms it lives in many of us today. Evil doers were dealt with swiftly and justice rather than law prevailed. There were sheriffs, peace officers & even US Marshalls but not LEOS. There was the local hardware store not the local big box store. People saved & then judiciously spent their hard-earned money rather than received an electronic deposit paycheck, with all the deductions already removed. This (but my words do it no justice --- I'm no Hemmingway) is what the revolver conjures up for me when I carry it around town, in the field, reload empty, rimmed brass or shoot it --- one careful aimed shot at a time --- at the range.
     
  21. rikman

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    What he said & they're beautiful...
     
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    More powerful cartridges.

    They look good too.
     
  23. R.W.Dale

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    I have a different reason.

    They don't destroy my expensive carry ammunition as a automatic does through bullet setback




    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complaints about
     
  24. F-111 John

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    My gun collection is neither extensive or impressive. I own a S&W Model 19-4 4", a S&W Model 60 Chief's Special, a Dan Wesson Model 715 6" & 2.5", and an Enfield Number 2 Mark I**. The Model 19 I purchased new in 1980 when I turned 21. The other three I inherited last year when my father passed away.

    I just this week added the first semi-auto to my modest collection, a Glock 26. I did rent one several times before purchasing, but I was still amazed that the "baby" Glock weighs about as much as the J Frame Chief's Special, and I think it won't carry quite as easily. I won't find out until I receive my IWB hybrid holster, and I've run enough rounds through the Glock to make sure it is reliable.

    Funny, but I didn't have to run 50 rounds of my preferred carry ammunition through the Model 60 to make sure it would cycle before I started carrying it.
     
  25. Guillermo

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    beag_nut

    It is nice of you to give me credit but many have said precisely what I did.
     
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