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Old May 19th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #1
 
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Single Action Revolvers for Concealed Carry

I know it's not ideal, but if it's all you got this guy's video covers some good advice. He's shooting with a Ruger Vaquero by the way.




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Not first choice but certainly not the worst. My only centerfire handgun was a 71/2 inch 45 blackhawk and I concealed it cross draw. In my store and no one noticed.
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I grew up on double action revolvers but I believe that in the right hands, and if a great deal of training was involved, a single action could be a force to reckon with.
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They're just effective as they ever were but if I have to draw on someone I'm already in a worst-case scenario and I prefer to have more rounds and a quick reload. Statistically speaking, you're very unlikely to ever need to draw your weapon, and if you do you probably won't need to fire it, and if you do you probably won't need to empty it, and if you do you probably won't need to reload it. But there's a saying: It's not about the odds, it's about the stakes.
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Nothing wrong with packing a single action.

Maybe not ideal for Chicago on a saturday night,,

But certainly sufficient for alot of other places.

I carry one quite often in a rural area, and for hunting purposes.
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I shoot a little CAS and I'm confident I can quickly shoot six accurate shots with a single action revolver at self defense distances (<10 yards). The problem is I need two hands to do it. With a passive safety semi auto I can do it one handed and from the hip if necessary. Given enough space to use both hands a single action revolver is a formidable weapon. Unfortunately self defense situations are rarely ideal. Most CCW weapons are exercises in compromise. Pick your poison and practice, practice, practice.
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If all you own is a single action revolver and you want or need to carry a concealed firearm, the solution is easy. Trade the gun in for a decent double action revolver or semi auto. Problem solved.
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My very first hand gun was a New Model Single Six 22. It was my only protection on long road trips. It worked just as good as semi autos work now. Just kinda sits there waiting for something to happen.
I am pretty sure a bad guy would not say "that's only single action, I'll go for it" . Single action was my first choice but I have moved on.
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I shoot a little CAS and I'm confident I can quickly shoot six accurate shots with a single action revolver at self defense distances (<10 yards). The problem is I need two hands to do it. With a passive safety semi auto I can do it one handed and from the hip if necessary. Given enough space to use both hands a single action revolver is a formidable weapon. Unfortunately self defense situations are rarely ideal. Most CCW weapons are exercises in compromise. Pick your poison and practice, practice, practice.

If it was all you had, I'd think that inside ten yards the single-action revolver should be essentially as quick and "accurate" even if fired from the hip as a semi--auto . . . in the hands of someone with as much experience as you. The time spent in cocking the revolver for the first shot in a heated situation would be more than likely not an issue . . . again, in experienced hands.

JMHO, with no experience to back it up.
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That video is demonstrating OC shooting, not CC.
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I have a Ruger BH in .45 colt that I carried for many years.
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I want a single action revolver,but I just haven't made up my mind on what I want.
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Ignore the haters, and carry what you want. Problem solved.
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Single actions have probably killed more bad actors in more confrontations than most know.

Is it a disadvantage? You can't really say since it depends on the operator. Watch a few fast draw competitions and get back to us.

Is the limited carry capacity of 5 rounds a disadvantage? Who can say! I've seen some soldiers empty entire magazines(yes, plural) and still only hit a target a couple of times, sort of.

I carry single actions, everyday.
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As with Bonk, with a Ruger SA, if I can use two hands, CAS style, using the left hand to cock the hammer, I'm actually faster AND more accurate for follow up shots than I am shooting a DA revolver in DA and, yes, I also practice DA shooting, too. Have done side by side tests with someone timing me and scoring me.

Out of the holster, one hand, though, Ruger SAs are a no go for me. Ruger SA grip and frame dimensions are too large for me to make one hand shooting out of the holster practical, because I have to break my grip to cock the hammer. Slows me way down.

A Colt SA, though, such as the USFA Colt Rodeo 45, below, is a different story. Much better fit for me than a Ruger. Just enough difference with a Colt versus Ruger SA in dimensions and proportions to make the difference. I can maintain my grip as I cock a Colt or Colt clone SA. Don't have to break it to cock a Colt. With one hand, using a Colt, I can draw, cock and be on target quicker than I can with a 1911 out of the holster. Never thought there was much to the fast draw thing until I tried a Colt style SA. Also helps that the Rodeo has a CAS tuned action that is butter smooth.

Not recommending anyone else use a SA as a carry gun, but I know this gun well enough to have complete confidence in it to do the job, if needed. Yes, I would carry it.

Only load five, of course, when carrying.
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