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Old March 25th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #136
 
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Old March 25th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #137
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Never trust you life to a woman or an automatic as the saying goes.
C'mon not all automatics are untrustworthy.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #138
 
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My XD45 is certainly worthy of confidence... More reliable, in my hands at least, than my Kimber, the Tauri, Sig, or Glock... On level with a couple of revolvers I keep around for personal SD.

But, the 357 and the 44 reign supreme over the SD sidearms...
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Because I love my revolvers, and it's my choice.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #140
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Have a Ruger in .22, CZ, Para & Beretta in 9, next will be a revolver or two in .45.
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1. My GP100 will reliably shoot hollowpoints.

2. Six shots is more than enough for HD/SD need. If not, I can speedload it almost as fast as I can insert a new magazine in a semi-auto.

3. Reliability, period. No FTF at a critical time.

4. .357 is a great caliber.

5. Accurate, fun to shoot. (On SA my GP100 is my only gun that can match my Colt Gold Cup for tight groups. Not quite there on DA yet.)

6. My all-steel GP100 will be around for my great-grandchildren to enjoy.

7. There is just something cool about mastering an accurate 1/round/second DA firing rate on a revolver.

8. Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, and The Enforcer are cool flicks and how could you not want a big revolver after seeing those flicks? Do ya feel lucky?
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With me I just like they way a revolver feels in my hands. I like how it points, carries and shoots. In short it's my preference. Most of all when I wake up at 3:00 am because something went bump, I don't have to worry about safeties, decockers, mag releases or 3-4# D/A triggers. Loaded chamber indicator, have a look. Have a bad round pull the trigger again. When the stress is high keep it simple.
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..... and should there be a jam in my semi-auto, I could be reduced to pistol whipping, spitting and screaming verbal insults as a self defense tactic. Gimme my wheel gun boys.

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1. My GP100 will reliably shoot hollowpoints.

2. Six shots is more than enough for HD/SD need. If not, I can speedload it almost as fast as I can insert a new magazine in a semi-auto.

3. Reliability, period. No FTF at a critical time.

4. .357 is a great caliber.

5. Accurate, fun to shoot. (On SA my GP100 is my only gun that can match my Colt Gold Cup for tight groups. Not quite there on DA yet.)

6. My all-steel GP100 will be around for my great-grandchildren to enjoy.

7. There is just something cool about mastering an accurate 1/round/second DA firing rate on a revolver.

8. Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, and The Enforcer are cool flicks and how could you not want a big revolver after seeing those flicks? Do ya feel lucky?
It's inspiring me to go buy a .44 mag I'm going to put money down on a 5.5in redhawk today. I can't wait I want a nice hand cannon.

I have recently learned to love revolver I have 2 kimber 1911's and a sig sauer p229R. They are great guns but I carry a snub nose .357 in my pocket everyday and I keep my 6" gp100 in my backpack that I take to work with extra speedloaders.
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I have a bunch of autoloaders both traditional, like the 1911 and plactic, Glocks. They all server their purpose. I also have an LCR, SP101, Redhawk and just recently purchased a S&W 686. There's nothing quite like shooting a wheel gun and when your done you don't have to dig around in the mud to get your brass back.
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Nothing is fool-proof.

Lots of good points have been brought up from ammo flexability/power, to brass collecting to simplicity.

i personally view a revolver as a superior defensive weapon and view a bottom feeder as a superior offensive weapon..........with a lot of shades of gray inbetween.

For over two decades, i have seen auto stoppages on the firing line. Bad mags, bad ammo, limp wristing, and the ever present don't have a clue look on other officers faces. Not talking an everyday occourance, but nevertheless it is there.

I'm also a firm believer that the QC of ammo is getting worse....

a tap-rack-bang drill i do not want to experience while within arm's reach of attackers.

For concealed carry a revolver is more forgiving of limp wristing, one hand shooting, awkard gripping from a "oh crap" moment, etc.

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Nothing is fool-proof.


i personally view a revolver as a superior defensive weapon and view a bottom feeder as a superior offensive weapon..........with a lot of shades of gray inbetween.
Good way to put it.
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The first handgun I bought was an S&W 19, I was 17 and I bought it from my employer with my father's permission. The first one I shot however was my dad's .45 Government model at 11 years old.


Mostly I own revolvers because I like them wether they are Smiths Rugers or colts and some Italian copies. I shoot them quite often, I do own autos too, Glocks Smiths Colts rugers and cz plus a lot of surplus Military stuff.

one of my favorite revolvers to shoot is my Webley MKVI now that is a revolver. I will probably carry my SP101 for CCW because I know I can depend on it not to jam.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #148
 
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I'll take my Security-Six or Speed-Six over my autos any day for reliability, safety and ease of operation. Don't get me wrong I love my P90, P85 and Kimber stainless target but the feel of those stainless revolvers is just too much to overcome. Keep the polymer and give me stainless steel!
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I used to imagine how I could wake up out of a dead sleep, rack the slide and be ready to defend the castle. But after a couple of events, one with a couple of "invaders" coming up a ladder (summer painting project) talking about getting in the window, I discovered how hard it is to think about slides, safeties and the like.
Once a bear decided to investigate our tent at 3 a.m. while deer hunting. The Blackhawk was at the ready... I am glad the nosey bruin withdrew. I did not want wake the hunting buddies up, or worry with the issues of a dead bear instead of hunting.
In either case I think I could barely function enough to manage a revolver. A cop or soldier is trained and prepared for action, not me the home owner. I really like the XD because I can operate it without safeties etc... but I keep it in the condition where the slide has to be racked to be loaded...
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If I had to choose a loaded semi it would be the P90. It is almost as foolproof and reliable as a revolver. You just can't glance at it and tell it is loaded like a Six.
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