Originally Posted by jimjc
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.