Originally Posted by Vikingdad
I shoot damned near anything I can get my hands on, so perhaps my perspective is a bit skewed. I approach everything with the attitude of "How do I shoot this thing correctly?", and this helps I suspect in learning how to do so. I have heard that there have been cases where a prosecutor has secured a conviction based on the type of handgun but I honestly feel that I would rather be alive and in jail having successfully defended my life or those of loved ones with whatever means necessary regardless than to be dead. Besides, when you make references like that it would be extremely helpful if you included a direct link to the case or cases that you are referencing. Otherwise it is just something I read on the internet, not necessarily true.
Any gun I would use in a defensive situation would be in full battery with the safety off regardless of the specific design. Screw the prosecutor.
As to shooting fast and accurately , take a look at Gary Miculek, 12 shots on target with a double action S&W revolver in under 4 seconds. Don't sell yourself short, you can learn to shoot well too (maybe not as well as Miculek, but better than you are now!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLk1v5bSFPw
well said Viking! well said. comes back to what my father use to say, " better to be judged by twelve, than carried by six"
correction: it's Jerry. and look up Ed McGivern. one hell of a shooter of revolvers. even faster than Jerry Miculek on many things.