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Old 12-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #81
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actually i have. i have seen revolvers get out of time. i have seen them have broken springs.

revolvers are a rugged design and are great pistols. i have revolvers and have owned many over the years. but to think they are infallible shows how naive you are about firearms.

anything with moving parts can break or malfunction, whether it be a revolver, a semi-auto pistol, a vehicle or a washing machine. that sir, is a fact of life.
Yes, any mechanical device can and will fail especially if it isn't well maintained. A revolver has much less moving parts, hence less likely to fail and there much less finiky about the brand of ammo you feed them.

If I were in a life or death situation were I needed a pistol to survive and had the choice between a semi auto or a revolver, I would take the revolver.

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Yes, any mechanical device can and will fail especially if it isn't well maintained. A revolver has much less moving parts, hence less likely to fail and there much less finiky about the brand of ammo you feed them.

If I were in a life or death situation were I needed a pistol to survive and had the choice between a semi auto or a revolver, I would take the revolver.

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well Jim, i am not going to waste the time to argue the points over with you. you seem to think you have a better grasp on it than me, so i will defer to your superior knowledge of guns.

have a nice day.
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I've never seen a revolver jam, have you?

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Yes, the cylinder rod unscrewed and locked the empty cylinder in the gun. Also had a .357 with an oversize cylinder that let loaded rounds bind against the hand that comes out of the backplate if you tried to shoot prone from the ground.
Ever get a case stuck between the clylinder and the star? I was a Bill Jordan fan in my early years but experience hasn't borne out the 'foolproof" revolver.
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The malfunctions you are mentioning are from a lack of maintenance. Some parts on a revolver are supposed to be changed every so many rounds just like a car is maintained every so many miles. I take my loved revolvers to a gunsmith for cleaning and inspection every so often. I have never experienced the issues you mentioned. I am not saying nothing is ever worn. I am saying I get my revolvers fixed before they break. I am not saying one of my revolvers won't break either. $hit happens to the best made and maintained revolvers.
Jimski made a rash statement with which i disagreed with. with him stating that revolvers were less prone to problems than a semi-auto.

i was pointing out the fallacy and the naiveness of his statement.

i learned a long time ago that anything with moving parts, does wear, break or malfunction. even well maintained items can as well. these are fact of life i have learned. i have based a lot of my professional career on preventative maintenance of equipment and know that properly maintained equipment, regardless of what it may be, is less susceptable to break downs and that problems can be addressed before they cause major damage and requiring large sums of money to repair.

i am well aware of proper maintenance and upkeep on items it they are to last a lifetime. the problems associated that i mentioned have not happened to mine, but some of thosei have seen or read about to point out where he was incorrect in his thinking.
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Revolver vs. semi auto, really? All guns will or can malfunction at some point. If you really don't think revolvers can fail call s&w and ruger cs and ask do revolvers come back for repair. I bet the answer will be yes. I'm also willing to bet there are more semi auto handguns sold and produced than revolvers so there is gonna be more problems because there is more produced. I do agree with revolvers being less finicky with ammo though, lol
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I carry a Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro that has around 2,000 rounds through it and I have never had a failure of any kind with it. It eats anything you feed it.
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Yes, any mechanical device can and will fail especially if it isn't well maintained. A revolver has much less moving parts, hence less likely to fail and there much less finiky about the brand of ammo you feed them.

If I were in a life or death situation were I needed a pistol to survive and had the choice between a semi auto or a revolver, I would take the revolver.

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well Jim, i am not going to waste the time to argue the points over with you. you seem to think you have a better grasp on it than me, so i will defer to your superior knowledge of guns.

have a nice day.
I'm pretty much with axxe on this-----You do know your stuff----
OH WAIT---- You say "A revolver has much less moving parts"?
Have to assume here you've never even seen the internals any DA revolver
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I'm pretty much with axxe on this-----You do know your stuff----
OH WAIT---- You say "A revolver has much less moving parts"?
Have to assume here you've never even seen the internals any DA revolver
The difference is not in the number of moving parts. It is what makes those parts move. A typical revolver is 100% hand-cranked, whereas a semiauto operates on the energy from the shooter and the ammo.

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There are so many reliable semi autos these days but if I had to pick one and only one it would probably be a hk usp in 9mm. Those guns are built like tanks and I feel I could probably fire that the most without parts breaking or a malfunction, but that's just me. Sigs, glocks, m&p's, cz's and others are just as reliable.
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