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Old 10-18-2011, 10:12 AM   #51
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Take this from a guy who's experienced a catastrophic failure in a ruger blackhawk.

Murphy doesn't care what kind it is.
Quoted as factual statement!! Thats why i own auto and wheel guns.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #52
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Me and murphy are not friends, Murphy doesnt mind his own damn business.. He sure likes to be in mine all the time though
Same here!

I wish i could find a way to sensure that damn Murphy and repeal his damn laws!
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I have a dan wesson 15-2 reolver that was bought in 1976 and has fired around 8000 rounds all hot loads and most were 180gr hard cast. Yje handgun is just as accurate today as when new. Never had any issues with it. Also have a taurus 85ss from around 1988 that I carried for 20 years. It to has been a great gun with the best triiger ever. had a lighter wolff hammer spring in it for not sure how long. Get 4 1/2lb DA trigger pull. Allways gone bang and have know idea how many rounds it fired. But I have had several pistols just as solid with the cheapest a KT pf-9 that I fired 2000 rounds + in 2 1/2 years in and it to allways fired like it should.
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I have Glock21,22,27, and gave my son my 19. Never ever over 5000 rds total. Never had a misfire or a fte. Best firearms in the world!
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All mechanical things are subject to fail (auto, semi-auto or revolver). I enjoy shooting all of them, but in my experience the revolver tends to be more friendly eating variable ammo. I also enjoy the simplicity of point and pull the trigger.

In a "manage the amount of things that can go wrong" scenario I will take the revolver over a semi-auto. One thing I learned in my CC Class.....in a panicked situation small motor skills go to hell unless you are very well trained. For most of us who are not military or police we probably have not gone through significant training for these emergency situations. We are not needing to fire 17 rounds in six seconds, we are not in "gun battles", we are not carrying our weapons through mudd, etc., etc. Its in a box next to the bed, its in a holster on our person or its in a gun safe so lets discuss this under real life for the common man or woman.

Here is my thought.....if you practice with your weapon and you gain proficiency and muscle memory then it doesn't matter the type of gun so long as you are effective at using it. Thats why any gun you carry or take to the woods hunting or keep as home protection you best have confidence and proficiency with that gun. Who cares what anyone shoots as long as you enjoy shooting it and you have absolute trust in your choice of weapon.

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I think the biggest advantage of revolvers is in the case of a dud round. If you get a dud, all you have to do is pull the trigger again and advance to the next round.
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A lot of things have to work just right in a revolver for it to function properly. Pawls, hands, rotating mass, detents, various clearances & gaps. It wouldn't take much in the way of grime and goop to start fouling the works. When a revolver stops cycling, you best have access to another gun because it probably won't be easy to get it running again quickly. I love my revolvers, but they aren't going to tolerate the level of crap that something like a Glock or XD will.
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I have and shoot both semi and revolvers. I like both designs and both have their place in the world. I have never had a lock up on my revolvers and neither has anyone I know. I have had jams on my semi autos but with a quick rack of the slide it is back in action, with a revolver lock up though you need to take it to a gunsmith and have them fix it. So you give and take. Any man made device can fail, so best thing to do is proper maintence and inspection. I do carry a S&W 642 alot especially in the summer, but when winter roles around thats when the 1911 comes with me.
Sorry but I could never understand the Winter vs Summer carry methods and I still Can't. Small gun, large gun, semi auto or revolver in winter or summer and why should it matter? I don't mean to criticize those of you who do this but I just have trouble understanding why! My carry gun is my Glock 36 and I carry it always no matter what time of the year or weather conditions.
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Sorry but I could never understand the Winter vs Summer carry methods and I still Can't. Small gun, large gun, semi auto or revolver in winter or summer and why should it matter? I don't mean to criticize those of you who do this but I just have trouble understanding why! My carry gun is my Glock 36 and I carry it always no matter what time of the year or weather conditions.
Well, I see you live in FLA...so we wouldnt expect you to understand when you only have two seasons. Those being Sweat and Swelter.

Up here in the north country where we have all 4 seasons, in the winter you can get away with packing a large gun because you are wearing more clothes. also, with others wearing more/bulkier clothes you want something with a little more "punch" like a .45 acp.

In the hot and humid summers, we go about scantily clad, thus the needs are something smaller, lighter and typically a polymer to resist the rust from the sweat. Also scumbags will be wearing less, so you dont need the "punch" to get through all the layers, so a 9mm will suffice
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It is hard to hide a large weapon when you are wearing a bathing suit and a t shirt. I dont like fanny packs but do have to resort them on occasion. Summer temps here run above 110 F. Currently 90 F. Formal dress here in summer is shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. But its a dry heat.
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