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Old January 27th, 2017, 07:29 PM   #46
 
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Back in the 70's I bought a 2 inch 38 for a CCW.
Since then I've owned and carried at least 100 different pistols and revolvers.
I kept coming back to that snubby.

I don't learn how to operate "new things" as well as I used to.
I'm comfortable with my old gun, and at this point it's probably smart just to stick with it.

BTW, semi autos are just a fad anyway.

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If I am away from the house, I pretty much CC. I had (2) Kimber .45ACP's (Pro Carry, Ultra Eclipse) which (for well over $2000.) were going to get me killed if I ever had to depend on them for anything but a butt clubbing or throwing them at somebody. They both FTF, FTE, stovepiped, stopped short of battery about every other round. Tried (4) different magazines, 5 or 14 different brands and type of ammo. Only way those Kimber's would run was so soaked with oil that they splashed and stained my clothes. Sent both back to Kimber, their only advice was "run them wet"! I sold both of them the day that Kimber sent them back. Never Kimber, never again!

I have been carrying a Colt Mustang, .38 Spec, J-frame, S&W or Super Redhawk .44 since. At least they won't get me killed!!!!
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Well, this is refreshing. All I see when I lurk in other gun boards is the inherent superiority of the semiauto, you're crazy if you don't carry a high capacity pistol, yada yada yada. I thought I was the only one who still favored revolvers, and for the reasons already posted. Also, I find revolvers point better for me. The only semiauto pistol I own is a 1911, and I love it. It worked fine from day 1. All of my other handguns are revolvers. Years ago I worked as a security guard. There I was in training, the only one with a revolver, while all the other guards had Glocks, XDs, and M&Ps. The instructor was going over all the things that could go wrong with the semiautos and how to fix them, and there I sit with my GP100, quietly satisfied that everything he's talking about is a non-issue for me. There are just fewer things to go wrong with them

Concerning mobs, if I'm ever caught in a riot and have to defend myself, I figure it'll go down one of two ways: either they'll break and run at the first few shots, in which case a revolver will do just fine, or they'll mass charge me, in which case they'll be on me and stomping me to death before I can use all the ammo in my high capacity pistol. I read accounts of civilians involved in self-defense shootings and one of the things I always look for is a case where the civilian absolutely needed double digit mag capacity to survive. So far the only one I've found is Lance Thomas. Mind you, this is for civilians in a developed, first world country. If you're in a place like the Congo, all bets are off. And things are different for police, too, but for civvies in a place like the U.S. high magazine capacity seems to be more of a hypothetical advantage than a desperately needed one. If you want to carry high cap, go for it. I'm not saying don't do it. I'm just saying single digit capacity will probably solve the problem. For the vast majority of civilian shootings in the U.S. six is enough. And if it isn't, reloading a sixgun isn't nearly as complicated as many people think.

My favorite handgun in the world is a good, old fashioned big bore sixgun.
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My goal for 2017 is to carry my SP101 exclusively. I carried my Shield last year (among other guns), but unless things go south I just want to carry and practice with one gun.
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Can't carry on the streets or in the car but I do carry on my own property and have the same revolver for my nigh stand...G1000 with Golden Saber +Ps
and 2 speed loaders on the holster...blky but no worry about printing, etc at home.
Please explain why you "can't carry on the streets". I see that you live in America's biggest sanctuary city. NYC? They do not allow concealed carry within the city limits?

What kind of anti-America stuff is that? (not allowed to carry that is)
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My goal for 2017 is to carry my SP101 exclusively. I carried my Shield last year (among other guns), but unless things go south I just want to carry and practice with one gun.
I carry only my SP101 also.

I have the .357 which I carry and the wife totes a .22 in the same in her bag. I enjoy shooting her .22 SP101 tremendously.
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Well, this is refreshing. All I see when I lurk in other gun boards is the inherent superiority of the semiauto, you're crazy if you don't carry a high capacity pistol, yada yada yada. I thought I was the only one who still favored revolvers, and for the reasons already posted. Also, I find revolvers point better for me. The only semiauto pistol I own is a 1911, and I love it. It worked fine from day 1. All of my other handguns are revolvers. Years ago I worked as a security guard. There I was in training, the only one with a revolver, while all the other guards had Glocks, XDs, and M&Ps. The instructor was going over all the things that could go wrong with the semiautos and how to fix them, and there I sit with my GP100, quietly satisfied that everything he's talking about is a non-issue for me. There are just fewer things to go wrong with them

Concerning mobs, if I'm ever caught in a riot and have to defend myself, I figure it'll go down one of two ways: either they'll break and run at the first few shots, in which case a revolver will do just fine, or they'll mass charge me, in which case they'll be on me and stomping me to death before I can use all the ammo in my high capacity pistol. I read accounts of civilians involved in self-defense shootings and one of the things I always look for is a case where the civilian absolutely needed double digit mag capacity to survive. So far the only one I've found is Lance Thomas. Mind you, this is for civilians in a developed, first world country. If you're in a place like the Congo, all bets are off. And things are different for police, too, but for civvies in a place like the U.S. high magazine capacity seems to be more of a hypothetical advantage than a desperately needed one. If you want to carry high cap, go for it. I'm not saying don't do it. I'm just saying single digit capacity will probably solve the problem. For the vast majority of civilian shootings in the U.S. six is enough. And if it isn't, reloading a sixgun isn't nearly as complicated as many people think.

My favorite handgun in the world is a good, old fashioned big bore sixgun.
The favorite gun in my stable is my Ruger Redhawk .44mag. Just the awesome-ness of that gun in your hand, the massive rounds sliding into their respective cylinder chamber, even the muzzle report lets everyone know within earshot that you ain't messin' around.

My favorite for reasons stated but not my most fun to shoot gun. I love my Single Six. The single action coaches me into taking time to aim precisely and with ease. I carry the Single Six when in the woods but usually in .22WMA. Nothing in my woods that I would come across except maybe a coyote or a rabid skunk.

The SP101's I have (me the 357, the wife, .22) are cool carry weapons but the trigger pull and action on both are not what I would can funnsies. I shoot at the indoor range with the .22 and .357 but my thumb gets kind of sore from cocking the hammer . . . again not fun. But I love carrying the .357 because I have 5 shots of pure stopping power. One shot with that and I am sure the bad guy will know what hit him. However, this is not my purpose of carrying. I do not want to kill anyone but if some jackoff wants to harm my wife, well I have no qualms about letting them know who is boss.
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I carry only my SP101 also.

I have the .357 which I carry and the wife totes a .22 in the same in her bag. I enjoy shooting her .22 SP101 tremendously.
I plan on getting one in .22 for cheap fun practice.
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I plan on getting one in .22 for cheap fun practice.
For great practice, you can not beat the SP101 in .22!

However, I could buy a couple SR9 Rugers for the price of the SP101.
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For great practice, you can not beat the SP101 in .22!

However, I could buy a couple SR9 Rugers for the price of the SP101.
Yes, and I can buy a boatload of .38 ammo for the price of an SP, which is why I've hesitated. But in the long run, several years, it's probably worth it.
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Like my GP100 3" revolver for reliability, accuracy, and holster comfort. 18 rds (6 in cylinder + 2 speed loaders) on me is sufficient for most scenarios. There are many different scenarios to plan for, but first plan is to stay trained so I can deliver a few accurate 357 Magnum rds on target to stop an unavoidable immediate threat and then retreat as needed. I also stay fit running 5Ks so escaping from a determined pursuit is a viable option.

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I carry an LCR exclusively due to the inherent safety and reliability of revolvers. I can't get past the fear of 1: accidental discharge, and 2: the necessity of activating safeties and/or slides in a panic situation. Yes, practice would help overcome these things but I don't have the opportunity to practice a lot. I envy those guys who feel completely at home with their semi-auto but it's just not me.
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90+ percent of the time I carry revolvers .38special+p or .357mag, the rest of the time a 9mm or .45acp pistol.
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I carry an LCR exclusively due to the inherent safety and reliability of revolvers. I can't get past the fear of 1: accidental discharge, and 2: the necessity of activating safeties and/or slides in a panic situation. Yes, practice would help overcome these things but I don't have the opportunity to practice a lot. I envy those guys who feel completely at home with their semi-auto but it's just not me.
Me too!
I love my G26, but I love my gonads as well.
I practice at least monthly, but still ultimately trust my LCRs.
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I have 4 handguns that I rotate depending on what I am doing/wearing. SP101, Kimber K6s, LC9, Glock26.
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