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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #16
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I started with a snub nose revolver, then added a pair of .32 pocket autos to the rotation. I still carried the revolver the most, up until I got a RM380 .380 pocket auto.

I do go back to the snub nose occasionally, but the RM380 gets the call primarily at the moment.

However, if my snub nose was a 6 shot instead of a 5 shot, the 6 shot would get more carry time. I've always thought that 6 should be a minimum in a revolver whenever possible. Just a personal preference.

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Old March 13th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by longbowshooter View Post
I used to predominantly carry revolvers, 38/357. As events over the last several years have taken place I decided to predominantly carry auto's when in populated areas. Liked the ability to have 10-15 rounds available.

Was out shooting with the Mrs last week, who is only comfortable with revolvers, and the thought crossed my mind to consider going back to revolvers only. Simplifies the manual of arms, new compact 6 shots coming out and if I ever feel the need for more than 5 or 6 rounds I can carry 2 lightweight 5 shots.

Your thoughts?
Pretty much the same here, except I am a recurve bow shooter, and I carry at least 3 lightweight 5 shots. As well as those Galco ankle gloves hold my SP101s, there is no reason not to have the two back-ups.
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Old March 15th, 2017, 12:54 PM   #18
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I go through this revolver versus auto thing about once a week. I am most familiar with revolvers. I carried either an SP101 or a S&W649 for a long time. Given current events, I moved to a SIG P224 recently. This is a very nice gun.

Last month my wife bought a S&W Combat Masterpiece in .38 Special. It is a little large for a CCW gun but man is it easy to hit with. One wonders as only hits count. Also as stated the manual of arms for a revolver is really simple. No limp wrist issues or out of battery conditions either. Maybe a 2" one of these?
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Old March 15th, 2017, 01:09 PM   #19
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As stated in a previous thread, I think it is reasonable to change as the situation demands. Regular day to day for me is a 6-shot snubbie. Heading to an area or an event where I think 6 ain't enough, go for the double-stack semi auto. Taking a road trip through states that recognize my permit, snubbie on me and a trunk gun. Heading to a wedding or party where I have to dress up and tuck in my shirt, a little KelTek 32 in the pocket.

At the end of the day, however, I am a wheelgun guy at heart.
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I'm currently taking a good hard look at revolvers for my CCW. Maybe I've been watching too many Yankee Marshal videos on you tube lol.

If I can find one in .357 Mag that isn't too snappy, but doesn't cost as much as a Rhino, yet is still reasonably easy to conceal, I'm getting it.

That said, doesn't sound like there are many concealable wheel guns in .357 Mag out there that are not very snappy lol.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 06:03 PM   #21
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Complete turn around?

I grew up shooting SA and DA revolvers and never owned a semi-auto pistol till last year when I bought a Grand Power P1 9mm and then the P45 in .45acp. Love them both for their limited recoil, accuracy and capacity. Then I received my Ruger GP-100 Match and fell in love again with revolvers. This is like asking your car mechanic what is his/her's most favorite tool.
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