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Old February 3rd, 2011, 03:34 PM   #16
 
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 04:25 PM   #17
 
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Name one single bottom feeder than can accomodate ammo from flea fart loads up to magnums. There aren't any and never will be because with autos, you have to stay within the design limits or they won't feed ......or ... they blow up.

Here's an example: Ruger GP-100 357 Mag, flea fart load = 148 gr HBWC @ 720 fps (you can safely go down to 500 fps) 165 ft lbs. Magnum load = 180 gr @ 1250 fps 625 ft lb
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Funny some of you would mention the fact of having to insert a mag and / or pull a slide as I have been thinking the very same thing the past couple of days and had decided to rely on one of my revolvers should something going boo in the night need taken care of ( along with my Mossberg 500 20 in. 12 ga. - 00 buck ,slug ,00 buck , slug , ect... if neccessary ). I agree , for me , part of owning a revolver is tradition or nostalgia , but mostly the confidence factor because I KNOW that I am going to hit what I shoot at with it.
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Well I have plenty of both types..... But I really love HANDGASMS!!!!!!!!!!
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I like my revolver because, unlike my Autos, if it misfires all I have to do is pull the trigger again.

No worry of clearing jams, just another DA trigger pull and I am on a new round ready to go.
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Well, for my, my guns all serve a purpose. my first handgun was a semiauto for carry. Good size, weight, capacity. Filled that role. But my wife has a hard time racking the slide and limp wristing and getting it jammed up. My answer?

Revolver filled that role.

Now I have a semiauto on the hip and need something incase that doesn't want to work. How to fill that role?

Revolver filled that role.

Something that everytime I pull the trigger it will go bang. And if it doesn't? Tap Rack Bang? Nope. just pull the trigger.

Slower on the reloads, not as much in the capacity area, but when you need it, it's there.
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For me it's just going back in time. We carried service revolvers then advanced to semi-autos, which I still carry for the most part but wheel guns are old school cool. And trust me when I say I'm old school.
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I have auto's.

I have revolvers.

I shoot them all, I like them all.

Does there have to be a reason?
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Cause Roy Rogers woulda kinda looked funny with a twin rig and two Glocks!Just kidding,but I think we all have a little cowboy going on!Be safe.
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I grew up on revolvers and carriied one in the AF, I can shoot better with my 3 inch GP-100 than any of my autos. I like the 14 rounds in my Steyr, or the ten in my Keltec, but I like the revolvers better.
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They are fun, reliable, classic, simple... Did I mention fun? I do love my Single Six
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Personality.

For SD I do rely on my semi-autos. I shoot them better, I shoot them faster, I don't buy junk and I find them highly reliable. If there's a jam or misfire, I know how to handle it. I shoot IDPA w/ my semi-autos, so when things go bump I gravitate directly to them.

But, back to revolvers. My wife's home defense gun is her GP100. For her, yes it's best. She doesn't have the training or skill that I have. But I love it for it's personality, along with the boom of Magnum loads. Semi-autos can give you the feeling of playing Spec-Ops, but revolvers give you the feeling of Dirty Harry... so, do you feel lucky, punk?
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Well, for my, my guns all serve a purpose. my first handgun was a semiauto for carry. Good size, weight, capacity. Filled that role. But my wife has a hard time racking the slide and limp wristing and getting it jammed up. My answer?

Revolver filled that role.
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Neither my wife or daughter can rack the slide on an auto. If they hear something go bump in the night or a knock on the door, they grab the Security Six or the SP101 -- no racking worries, no limp wristing worries, etc.

I CC both my LCP and my LCR, but I must confess, I enjoy shooting my wheelies more than my autos, especially my Security Six...well, I really do enjoy shooting my SR9...and my Mark III...and my...
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I started out a revolver guy: S&W Pre-10 M&P (traded *sniff*), then a 686 (traded *sniff*), then my SP101 then my 629 Classic.

Over that time (1992-1993) I only owned two autos. A Mark II 5.5 bull (I still have) and a Walther TPH (stupidly sold).

I was never able to match my accuracy with a revolver with any auto I tried over that time.

I finally did with a 1911 I picked up in 1998 (hoping to make peace with auto pistols finally).

Now I own lots of both but I still find I'm slightly better with any given revolver.

I'm planning to shoot my first IDPA match on the 12th. I will start with my S&W Model 66 2.5 inch.
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