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Old January 17th, 2017, 09:28 AM   #16
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My LCR9 is my EDC.
Two loaded moon clips tucked inside PVC sections in a newborn mitten in my pocket are available in the remote possibility I need to reload.
I love my Glock G26, but carry my LCR9



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Old January 17th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #17
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I carry both revolvers and semi-autos, but I do shoot both a lot and am comfortable with both. For me, the choice pretty much depends on what I might expect to encounter and where I will be carrying, but it's all still a best guess as to what I will need. I can't predict the future and neither can anyone else. The danger in these discussions is that some get a bit carried away with defending their choice to the point of failing to admit that their choice in a carry gun still involves risks. No choice comes with guarantees. Just the way it is.

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Old January 17th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #18
 
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My LCR loaded with suitable ammo is my EDC.

I'm never looking for a fight...just want to be prepared if one comes looking for me.

Wheelguns reputation for dependability precedes them...that works for me!

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I still use a 4 inch ruger service six 357 stainless. I can still hold 6 inches at 25 yards with it. The gun will do better but my eyes will not. My sons in law can shoot it 4 inches at 25 yards. This by the way is double action only. No single action notch on the gun andwith 125 grain 357 ammo.
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I just recently switched to a sp101 357 3in with a speed loader from a 9mm shield. I can shoot my revolver better and I like the reliability. Also I only reload 357 at this point so I can load for practice.

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[QUOTE=Wheelygunner;2745001]

"A semi-auto that doesn't just work new out of the box from day one with your ammo of choice is unacceptable to me. I just can't get around that, and most purveyors of semi-autos will tell you that you're a fool for not having put down at least 100 rounds at the range before carrying to ensure your gun works, even with Glocks. "


+1 to that. I don't buy shoes that require breaking in before they are comfortable and I wouldn't buy a TV if it only picked up all the channels some of the time. Why should I expect anything different from a new firearm?

And that is part of the reason I really like Ruger. If there is a problem early on, they'll fix it or replace it.

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Police Service Six and/or S&W 442. When I travel I always have my trusty SR1911 as backup.
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I have a few revolvers I EDC,in my rotation LCR.38 SPL.+P,S&W 442-2 ,638-3,I have more to many to name all.
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Ruger SP 101 3" is my carry gun.
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Well said

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I'm a wheel gun guy and I'm not preparing for the apocalypse.

The response to a riot or large scale attack is not one guy with a handgun.

If I'm attacked by multiple assailants in a coordinated, planned ambush, I'm done for regardless of what I'm carrying. My goal is not to kill my attacker, my goal is to live and escape the danger.

Your best tool is located between your ears, use it !
agreed...well said

My EDC is the LCR 327

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I understand the arguments to going with a semi-auto these days, and they are valid ones, but even with their improved reliability I can't help but to notice the same pattern on all the gun forums. I'm still seeing too many issues concerning semi-autos, e.g., break-in periods, FTF's, FTE's and other issues with them.

It typically goes something like this... somebody will make a post about some new semi-auto they just got, then proceed to give a detailed list of all the ammo they fired to break it in and test it's reliability. Sometimes they have issues, sometimes not. If they do have issues, someone else will always reply "ya gotta clean it first" or "you need to try such and such brand ammo and shoot it more" or "take it back to the manufacturer" (I hear this last one a lot).

These type of conversations almost never come up with revolvers. You can argue that these problems happen to only a small fraction of all semi-auto users out there, but that doesn't change the fact that they almost never happen at all to revolver users. Revolvers just work, with any ammo, right out of the box. You can leave one sit loaded for decades and it will still work. The failure rate with the revolver is so minuscule as to not even be worth thinking about. This is why LEO's stuck with them for as long as they did, only switching over after being forced to because of capacity issues. The bad guys were out-gunning them, and they had to "keep up with the Joneses". In the end, nothing really changed much except for the ability of both sides to cause more damage and kill more people.

A semi-auto that doesn't just work new out of the box from day one with your ammo of choice is unacceptable to me. I just can't get around that, and most purveyors of semi-autos will tell you that you're a fool for not having put down at least 100 rounds at the range before carrying to ensure your gun works, even with Glocks.

Then there is the issues of cost. People say revolvers are too expensive. Sure, a good revolver will cost more but after buying a few expensive and/or hard to find magazines and shooting 200 or more rounds before you find the right gun/ammo combination to insure reliability, the costs even out or end up exceeding that of the revolver, not to mention all the time and effort involved. If someone fearing for their life needed immediate protection they should always buy a revolver, simply because they may not have any time to mess around learning the manual of arms of a semi-auto and making sure their gun works. There are others reasons why I don't like them besides reliability ones.
Interesting summary; points well taken
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My only carry gun so far is my LCR357 loaded with 38+p and carried in the front pocket. I have two semis I like a lot and bought with the intention of carrying them - glock 19 and walther PPS M2. I even have an OWB holster for the 19 and IWB for the PPS. The truth is I'm too lazy to suit up with the semis - tactical belt, belt holster, mag carrier - pssh, throw the LCR in a Nemesis then in the pocket and roll.
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Interesting summary; points well taken
There is NO guarantee that ANY gun will go bang when you pull the trigger and that includes wheel guns. Hard primer, squib, broken spring, internal malfunction, anything can happen. I have no less confidence in my autos going bang than I do a wheel gun. Sure there are auto problems and malfunctions, but if it has run a trouble free magazine through it, I am good. I don't buy the hundreds of rounds thing. It works out of the box or I find one that will.

I have plenty of pistols, both revolvers and semi autos. I have a Sig 9mm beside my bed that I have only fired about 50 rounds from. There is no doubt it will perform if needed. If I had concerns, there would be something else there...........BUT, as I said at first, nothing is a guarantee

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How many of you still only carry revolvers these days? I should probably make the move over to a hi-cap semi-auto in light of all the flash mobs, riots, mass "protests", increased racial tensions and the general lawlessness we're seeing out there today but I still feel comfortable with and fully trust my revolvers.

So far, I haven't had to fire a single shot in self defense so 5 or 6 shots (plus one or two reloads) has been more then I ever needed. Another question that I ponder is how much is enough? What if you're in a situation were 8, 10, 12 or 16 shots isn't good enough either? Where does it all end?

I say just carry what you like and what you know works. I don't think I would be around very long in my current situation anyhow if the apocalypse comes no matter what I was carrying.
Even though I live in a "free" state, I try to think of other peoples sensibilities. Keeping this in mind, I carry my big pistol, OWB, with either my shirt or jacket covering. I often carry a shield, and it is always in a desantis nemesis in my pocket when I do carry that. In answer to your second part. I carry my RAP with Federal LE HST 147gr. that is 17 and I should have cleared the issue with that but I carry a spare mag with 147 or 124 +P fmj in case something needs penetrating. pretty much they same with the shield but that is only 7 shots in each mag.
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I have a Springfield Armory Ultra Compact 1911. 9mm but I carry my Ruger LCRX .38 Specal instead much lighter.
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