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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:01 PM   #1
 
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Anyone revolver only, then auto, now back?

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?




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Why not have both? I used to carry revolvers, then switched to semi-autos. Recently I bought an S&W 66, but not for carry.
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I carry my four inch Ruger SP-101 in 32 H&R Magnum during the summer month's. With 100 Gr JHP's.
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I carry a sp101 357 3inch barrel and 3speed loaders. I train with moving targets that way 1 shot to right place while they are waving and shooting at nothing. And I pray I NEVER am in that situation

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This topic reminds me of a story I read on Coopers Corner in Guns and Ammo 25 or so years ago. For you youngster Coopers Corner was usually on the last page or so in the magazine and he would have a bunch of short paragraphs on gun related news.... usually about cops and bad guys for the most part.

One story he covered was a shoot out involving 7 or 8 cops with semi autos and one bad guy with a .44 mag. The cops collectively fired 54 to 60 shots or so, ( I don't remember the exact number but it was a lot), never hitting the bad guy.

The bad guy fired 6 times hitting 5 of them.

Coopers moral to this story............you're only under gunned if you miss!



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I used to be all revolvers, but last year made the switch to semi autos. I have an LCP Custom in my pocket everyday, and a Walther P99C-AS on my hip when I can.
I sold my LCR. I just never shot it very well, and never really could fit it in my pocket like the LCP.
The two semi autos have never had a failure. I'm 100% confident in them.
However, my favorite gun is my 357 Blackhawk! If I had to pick one gun, it would be the Blackhawk. Why? I'm not really sure! I'm just 110% confident in that gun, and just feel comfortable with it. It's not the best self defense gun, but I feel would serve me well in a situation. I actually have 2 Blackhawks and would carry them everyday if it was more comfortable.
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I carry a 1911 at work with the revolver as a back. Off shift the back up becomes the primary

To quote a rap song (if I may) "I got six and I'm aiming 'em"
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I been carrying my revolvers more and my semi auto's less here lately. My S&W .38's 442-2,638-3,Taurus 605 .357 Magnum,and my CA Bulldog .44 spl. I'm thinking about just carrying my revolvers from now on. I can pocket carry or IWB,them and feel comfortable either way.
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I think a revolver will always be my first gun for SD because a reliable and accurate first shot is most important. SA pistol or AR with high capacity mag is good to have available for secondary, less likely, but major crisis scenarios. This works for me. But choose a high caliber round that you can shoot accurately in a handgun you can carry. We have options.
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It's important to keep things in perspective.

A concealed carry firearm is a self-defense tool, not a fortification defense tool. The goal is to survive a deadly force encounter, that's it. You're not holding off the Chinese's Army at the Chosin Reservoir.

I hear people talk about preparing for multiple armed attackers and I have to wonder where they live? Mogadishu ?
One of the basic tenants of self-defense is avoiding the problem in the first place. If you're routinely putting yourself into situations where the use of deadly force is likely, you need to seriously re-think your situation.

I often tell people that handguns are like parachutes. You equip yourself with a parachute with the hope that you will NEVER need it. But if you do need it - you need it right now, nothing else will do and you're very happy to have it.

I've carried a snubnosed revolver for many years (decades actually) and I'm comfortable with it. Prior to settling on the snubnose, I carried a variety of different guns, including semi-auto pistols. In the end, it's just a tool.
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I'm contemplating this myself. I currently carry a Smith and Wesson 45c. It's a good shooter, and in 45 who can argue that is has stopping power. That being said, on more than one occasion, I've noticed the backup magazine being had to push rounds out of. Hard enough, I don't this it would go into battery trying to feed them. It has happened with several brands/types of ammo. I figure, that puts me at 8+1 rounds if I have a mag failure. I'm seriously thinking about a 3 inch SP101. It's lighter than the Compact 45, and I feel it would be a reliable 5 shots of .357, vs. an iffy 9 shots of .45. Yes, reloading is slower, but, if I have to tap/rack/bang, which under stress may or may not come to mind, my longer reload was just negated by a non working gun.
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Really like the S&W mod66 pro series over the sig p938.
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When I first started carrying, I only carried revolvers with a hidden hammer (J-Frames). Less moving parts, no hammer to get caught up on, heavier trigger pull, less chance of a malfunction / accident.

I've since moved on to semi autos since I personally shoot them comfortably and more accurately. My everyday carry is a LCP. I still like pocket revolvers, but carry what you're comfortable with and make sure it's reliable.
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