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Old 11-23-2009, 07:44 PM   #11
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Assuming that you need it for concealed carry, you are always looking for compromises when it comes to this issue. I was in a similar situation, and the question you need to ask is: Will you need more that 6 bullets. In my case I evaluated that the answer could be yes, so I discarted the option to use my Colt King Cobra, and bought a semi-auto, in this case a Sig P250. But that shouldn't necessarily stop you for getting the Ruger. I have guns that I bought just becuase I like them for what they are, and becuase they are fun to shoot. That is one of the reasons I bought my Taurus Raging Bull [.44Mag - 8 3/8"]. But I sure don't use that gun for concealed carry,...

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My old karate instructor carried a ruger 9mm revolver. It was an excellent weapon, easy to reload and accurate enough for the job. Very concealable too!

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Yes it does. The 9mm is better ballistically out of a short barrel than the 38. On the other hand the recoil of a 9mm snubby is sharper than that of a 38. One has to consider the availability of ammunition in the lcocation as well. The use of moon clips has been debated, ad infinitum, so you have to settle which side of the fence you are on. For me, I have no problem using moon clips. The down side of the 9mm snubby is that good ones are difficult to find and are often expensive.

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NO!

This type of weapon makes absolutely no sense.

9mm = high capacity, quick firing pistol. Not low capacity slow firing revolver.

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NO!

This type of weapon makes absolutely no sense.

9mm = high capacity, quick firing pistol. Not low capacity slow firing revolver.
My favourite high capacity semiauto is a .45!

I've been hearing mixed opinions about moon clips, luckily a friend is willing to lend me his .357/9mm FN Barracuda to use for a while and decide whether I like them or not.
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Sure, but that's .45 ACP A PISTOL ROUND intended for use as in a magazine fed, fast cycling weapon.

Not a slow firing REVOLVER.

9mm (and .45 ACP) = pistol
.357 = revolver (in practical cases)

It's too bad that Ruger came out with this line of revolvers. I'm sure they are quality. . . and apparently they've sold it. . . ok then. . . sigh. . .

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Revolvers are slow? Watch Jerry Miculek....

Six shots...reload...six shots...all on target...2.99 seconds.
Bob Munden can draw from the holster and get off two shots, on two different targets, with a Colt SAA in .02 of a second.
The shooter might be slow, the weapon isn't.
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I question how big a factor reload time should be in the selection of a regular carry weapon. It seems to me that the need for a reaload in a real world senerio is highly unlikely. BTW, this is why I carry .45. In my estimation, you are going to shoot few rounds in a self defence situation, so make it big ones.

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Revolvers are slow? Watch Jerry Miculek....
YouTube - Fast Shoot
Six shots...reload...six shots...all on target...2.99 seconds.
Bob Munden can draw from the holster and get off two shots, on two different targets, with a Colt SAA in .02 of a second.
The shooter might be slow, the weapon isn't.
You reference people that shoot all day, everyday. I serious doubt anyone here has that luxury. We were being practical.

Just watched: There are a few people in the world that can do that. Even they can't do it all the time. C'mon.
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Sure, but that's .45 ACP A PISTOL ROUND intended for use as in a magazine fed, fast cycling weapon.

Not a slow firing REVOLVER.
I am being practical. Your statement implies that a semi-auto is inherently faster to put the bullets downrange than a revolver. Yes, I referenced very talented professionals; but I did that to point out that it takes an extremely proficient shootist to create any difference in the mechanical speed of a double action revolver vs. a semi-auto and that difference is measured in thousand's of a second. In the hands of a non-professional handgunner, the difference is non-existent. When it comes to the first shot on target, again, there is no difference at all. It's the shooter's proficiency, not the weapon itself, that is the real difference.
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