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Old 03-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #21
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Pistol - Typically more rounds. May be faster. More susceptible to jams. Racking makes noise and gives away your position.
^^^only an issue if kept in Condition 2.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #22
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^^^only an issue if kept in Condition 2.
Also scares the shet out of the intruder
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i dont have to rack my xdm its always got a loaded chamber.

a big drawback with revolvers is that very long trigger pull while half asleep and under stress... if you avoid that by manual cocking its much more distinctive than racking a slide.

if the main concern is quiet while maintaining ease of use then xd/m, m&p, glock are a better choice over a revolver. self defense guns should never be without a round in the chamber or 6 in the cylinder. there hasnt been a revolver made since the 70's that didnt have a disconect that i can think of.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:38 PM   #24
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The operation of a revolver is not ammo based. A semi is. You are technically less likely to have a malfunction with a revolver.
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The operation of a revolver is not ammo based. A semi is. You are technically less likely to have a malfunction with a revolver.
Not 100% true-
Both are dependant on the mechanics of the particular gun ----
Actualy on a revolver more so-
You ever really tore into a DA revolver? LOTS of moving parts
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Agreed. I personally believe either one is fine in fact the only revolver I own (at the moment ) is a army .44 cal bp. A reliable gun is a reliable gun. But the action of a revolver is not based off of the ammo function. That's all I'm saying.
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Agreed. I personally believe either one is fine in fact the only revolver I own (at the moment ) is a army .44 cal bp. A reliable gun is a reliable gun.
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But the action of a revolver is not based off of the ammo
function. That's all I'm saying.
Well- THAT parts true
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^^^ It was pointed out to me, that for purse, bag, or pocket carry, the revolver has more openings for debris to jam in, while the pistol/semi-auto is basically closed up except for the muzzle that is open on both.
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Good point. Never thought of that. Course I don't have a purse.
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