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Old 11-05-2007, 03:30 AM   #11
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What would you guys say is better? A 6 shooter or a 5 shooter? Ok maybe one or the other is not necessarily better but whats usually the difference between them? I would guess that having only 5 bullets allows the diameters of the bullets to be larger yielding a higher caliber, is this an accurate guess?
The main differance is that most of your 5 shot revolvers are BIG ONES that take BIG Round. Like the BFR in 454 Casull and I think Smith 500 mag.

Your old single actions had six chambers but you would never laod all six.
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I can carry a 5-shot Ruger SP101 with spurless hammer in my pocket, but the 6-shot Ruger GP100 requires other concealment means. Same ammo in both. Sometimes I do carry them both at the same time.

As previously said, most 5-shot revolvers are either pretty small, or pretty big.

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My carry is a S&W 340PD (.357-5 shot) in a Mika pocket holster, light and not so polite. If you worry about round count, there are two answers I see.
Carry a second one on your ankle or some where else! or Practice,practice,practice till you are happy with your shot placement. My .02.

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What would you guys say is better? A 6 shooter or a 5 shooter? Ok maybe one or the other is not necessarily better but whats usually the difference between them? I would guess that having only 5 bullets allows the diameters of the bullets to be larger yielding a higher caliber, is this an accurate guess?
Personally I think the main difference is in the concealability department, the diameter of a 5 shot .38 special Smith model 36 is less than that of a 6 shot .38 special model 19. The 5 shot Smith gives you a smaller frame also, a J-Frame compared to the 6 shot K-Frame. You sacrifice one bullet for better concealment with 5 shot revolvers. Again it comes down to personal preference, my view is this, you shoot what you shoot best with, what you hit best with, it's the first shot or two that counts anyway and that's the important thing about it all!

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:52 AM   #15
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the best is the five and its lighther than most six shots

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:27 AM   #16
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just a late question? the rossi revolvers, i believe stillhave thefiring pin on the hammer of their da revolvers. still safe or unsafe? just a question thanks. happy shootin"

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Default 6 VS 5 Shooters? 1 shot matter that much?

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I've carried a snub .38 over the years, I did like and carried a S&W model 36, as well as a Colt Agent and a Detectives Special! The weight of the Alloy Colt Agent, even though it was a bit wider, didn't make it all that hard to conseal? But, did 1 shot matter that much? I usually carried 1 speedloader, so I had 10 shots if I needed them! If you need more than that, your in over your head, or you need to shoot better? LOL Seriously, a 5 or 6 shot is fine, a good Holster, a proven method of consealment, is far more important and shot placement is KEY! No 500 yard shots with a 2" snub, PLEASE? I knew a girl (Woman) than got a Taurus model 85, and it shot as good as my Model 36/37, at a lot lower cost, and was reliable! I did carry an old Charter arms "UNDERCOVER", but it was not of the quality of the Smith, Colt or Taurus! It was cheap, a back up gun and lite, so I got and carried it! Sold it to a good friend when her ex would not stay away and it servers her well to this day! All in al, try what ya like, carry what ya can and for gosh sake pratice, pratice pratice!

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The main reason for dropping from 6 to 5 rounds is to put more metal around the cartridge, allowing for both larger calibers and/or higher pressures to be used.

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