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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #121
 
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I don`t want to see plastic revolvers but the price of steel guns is getting expensive and no doubt plastic ones will be cheaper in the future.
So I`m going to accumulate a number of revolvers so I have a good supply for the future....more is better
Good points...From all of you guys/gals.
(I never know from user names who is male or female or a small portion of the membership. I am sure there are female members here too)
I respect all of you for your knowledge, experience, and honesty here.

Yes, I see more Polymer Guns and that would mean Polymer Revolvers in the future too.
We used to have glass bottles for everything. Food tastes better in glass then plastic.
Beer especially taste better in GLASS...I can't stand plastic beer bottles and the beer gets warmer a lot faster.
(But, I am getting off point...)

I only own 3 firearms and they are all revolvers. I know many here have a lot more firearms then I do and will probably always have more then I do.
I count myself very fortunate to have the three that I have.
Because there are those that have less then me and there are those that only have polymer firearms.
That is NOT a derogatory remark toward ANYone that owns polymer guns. It is me that doesn't fully trust those type of handguns for the long haul.
So with saying that I will admit my own ignorance about polymer type firearms. Please forgive me if anyone is offended. Truly not my intention at all.

It is just that from my limited experience I know for myself I am comfortable and fully confident in my three stainless steel revolvers.
That is where it lays with me or anyone I would suppose.
You HAVE to be comfortable and confident if you are going to own and handle firearms.
Part of the 'comfort' is loading. My hands are getting worst with arthritis and loading a magazine really hurts after a while for me.

For example if I were to purchase a LCR for my daughter when she turns 21 in a year (for her CPL) I would get her the .357 version.
It is small, light, and I know she can handle it. Plus she could conceal it fairly easily.
And I would strongly suggest that she only fire .38 Special (and +P's) in that polymer handgun.
That is what I would do if I owned one of those. It has more 'real' steel where it counts in my opinion.
To me a .38 Special is enough protection for a 5'-2" 120 pound very petite young lady.
*I* am not confident in firing .357's in that handgun or any make in that style developed for .357's.
Quite possibly they are perfectly fine for .357's but, I am not sold yet...
She can handle my SP101 I am quite sure but, it is too bulky for her....where as I can carry the SP101 cross draw and no one would think twice about a Old Dood with a pot belly....haha.

As time rolls on I am shooting more and more Semi-Autos.
I am trying to learn as much as I can.
As I stated before my best friend recently purchased a nice Glock 17 with all the trimmings.
(Hell, I talked him into buying the 33 round magazine since it was included in the package deal and was a good price.
I even suggested he purchase another one in case they are outlawed.....AGAIN.
I call them Zombie Mags...haha! )

It is a fine handgun. Seems to be quite reliable and accurate.
So, my opinion can change over time but, even my friend trusts and likes his SP101 3" .357 the best over all of his handguns.

The Semi-Autos are fine handguns...nothing 'wrong' with them.
I've been watching the Glock Team at our range and these guys know their business. So who am I to say anything bad about Semi-Autos?
There are pluses and minuses as with EVERYthing in the world.
The Revolver to me has Personality, History, and good ol' STEEL!

Good Lord...I did not expect to make such a long post...my apologies for that...It just rolls out of me at times.



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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:51 AM   #122
 
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My reasons?
How many autoloaders do you see in .357 Magnum anyways?

Also, brass doesn't go very far, and nobody (besides me) at the range I shoot at reloads .357 magnum or .38 special.
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I hunt with a Super Blackhawk, but carry an SR9C. In "Nam" I crewed helicopters and had the choice between a 1911 or a 38 special, I chose the 1911, bigger bullet, faster reload and I could carry a lot more ammo ready to go if I went down (never did have to use it)
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In the last 5 years I have traded off, or sold, all my tupperware semi autos, and replaced them with revolvers. I have one polymer semi auto .22 left that will be replaced by a .22 revolver, eventually. I had my Glocks, and H&K's that were used for duty, and backup weapons, but since I no longer need them for work they had to go. I like the simplicity of revolvers, and for me, their ease of use. Steel guns are the only way to go, IMHO. No more polymer for me. I like the heft of a Ruger revolver in .357, or .44 mag., and if I go get a .45 Colt gun, revolver is the only way to go. Yep, I'm a revolver guy now. No turning back- except for a nice steel 1911, which is probably the subject of another thread.
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I can select loads across a wide spectrum of power. I can select single or double action on any shot at will. I have a wider option of grips available for perfect fit. I handload and I don't have my casings flying all over the range.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 05:32 PM   #126
 
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I bought a revolver because no one makes an auto in .454 Casull......

I agree, now that would be an auto to have

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I like both.

I have 3 1911's - a Kimber, Colt, and a Rock Island.
2 FN Hi Powers - both Belgian
5 Revolvers - Nagant, 2 Ruger Sec6's, and an old S&W M&P 38.

Strangely I have no plastic pistols now. Have had 3 Glocks in the past.

Everything jams.

When an auto jams it's a simple tap, rack, bang drill. When a revolver jams - better pull a back up.

I like revolvers because they are retro and you can carry different rounds for different situations.
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My preference is the 1911. Points well, shoots well, and is easy to work on. However some people just do not have the hand strength or manual dexterity to operate a semi-auto pistol. Then a revolver is a great choice. As far as revolvers not jamming, they can and then you are SOL. Any gun can malfunction. That is why it is important to learn a platform well and know how to clear jams, repair etc. Pick a platform and learn it well.
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After I injured my knee and suffered neck pain problem, gathering the 45acp brass from my 1911 became unpleasant. With the revolver, I just dump the brass into a bucket or a coffee can. I sit back and relax while watching my buddies working hard for their brass.
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When an auto jams it's a simple tap, rack, bang drill. When a revolver jams - better pull a back up.
I have had jams where the mag had to be removed in order to clear a failure to feed. Not so simple as tap rack bang.
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I have had jams where the mag had to be removed in order to clear a failure to feed. Not so simple as tap rack bang.
Yep, the dreaded double feed. I don't have it happen very often, but it DOES happen.
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They just work and they look mean!
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I have had jams where the mag had to be removed in order to clear a failure to feed. Not so simple as tap rack bang.
Still pretty darn simple to clear that one.

You didn't need to use a flat head screw driver to pry back the ejector rod that came unscrewed.
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I'd rather have six for shure, than 12 maby.....
Although i do carry the old P-90 alot too, but thats just as reliable.
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Certainly there is a revolver revival. When CCW and carry permits came on the scene, sale of autos of all size and shape went nuts. Then smaller pistols. Then guys saw that a small 38/357 with 5 or 6 shots might really be a better and more reliable option than a mini 9mm or 380. The Revival is on!
If you can shoot a revolver well, you have learned much that you may not have learned with a Glock or XD (which I really like).
Solution?: either or? Nope. Both
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