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Old 06-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #51
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I was making a joke, like "guys aren't gonna be looking at anything but the lady", nice gun though

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Just brought a Smith and Wesson M&P 9. That is my bug out gun

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Also note that the p229 and p226 can be easily converted to .40 and .22 and .357.

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Just brought a Smith and Wesson M&P 9. That is my bug out gun
Nice gun!! I was reading about it!
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One quick note on this "revolver dependability".

Since getting my revolver, I've noticed the cylinders

get dirty after a couple of loads. Unlike the semi, which can

take mag, after mag, after mag, the cylinder starts to stick

as you extract and insert cartridges.

So, yeah, you get the first 20 or so shots free, but as any

revolver owner who has shot a full box of ammo in one range

visit will attest, after half a box of shells, reloading starts

getting dicey.

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So, yeah, you get the first 20 or so shots free, but as any

revolver owner who has shot a full box of ammo in one range

visit will attest, after half a box of shells, reloading starts

getting dicey.
I just wanna go on record and say I won't attest to that. When I bought my S&W 66-2 (used, of course) we put 100 rounds of .38 Special through it in the first range trip, without any issues or difficulties extracting the spent cases. It's even a 2.5" barrel, which means it doesn't have a full length ejector rod. Still no issues.

Maybe you just need to use cleaner burning powder.
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One quick note on this "revolver dependability".

Since getting my revolver, I've noticed the cylinders

get dirty after a couple of loads. Unlike the semi, which can

take mag, after mag, after mag, the cylinder starts to stick

as you extract and insert cartridges.

So, yeah, you get the first 20 or so shots free, but as any

revolver owner who has shot a full box of ammo in one range

visit will attest, after half a box of shells, reloading starts

getting dicey.
Never had that happen!! Cases just fall out no matter how much I shoot!! I did find the ammo of an old gun that my dad had hard to release, of course it was 60 years old, never been cleaned and that ammo had been in there for at least 20 years!! No one will convince me that reliability of a semi is on pare of that of a revolver!! Semis have many advantages over revolvers, reliability is not one of them!! It's simple math!! The more things that can fail, will!!
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It's simple math!! The more things that can fail, will!!
Ummm... Autos are generally mechanically simpler and have fewer moving parts than a DA revolver.

In the end, a revolver *may* still be more reliable than a semiauto, but unless there is actually something wrong with the auto, I think he difference is much smaller than some people make it out to be.

This isn't a knock on revolvers, either, I own and use both revolvers and semiautos for both range and SD work.
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Just my opinion, but I think a Glock is a terrible choice for a shtf gun. I say this because there are just too many types of ammo that a Glock can't shoot. For example; no reloads, no lead cast, and no high pressure ammo. How long do you plan on having factory ammo to shoot??

I'd rather spend the same money on a gun that can shoot all types of ammo. JMO

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Hey guys time to buy another gun. Im kinda thinking a ultimate survival gun.....what I mean is what semi auto handgun would u grab and go in a bug out situation?

Heres my requirements....
-Large capacity stock magazine 15 rounds or more.
-9mm.
-Simple..no weird trigger safetys.
-Preferre a external hammer but not a requirement.
-Rail for light/laser


Which one should I buy?
An over sized fly swatter?
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