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kasper89 04-17-2012 05:15 PM

correct me if I'm wrong...
 
But it seems like revolvers are dated technology. Why would you limit yourself to 6 shots that are a pain to reload when you can have a mag that holds 10+ and changes out easily. I'm looking for another point of view. Thanks

ShagNasty1001 04-17-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kasper89
But it seems like revolvers are dated technology. Why would you limit yourself to 6 shots that are a pain to reload when you can have a mag that holds 10+ and changes out easily. I'm looking for another point of view, if you want to sit and talk **** about how retarded I am, then don't post. Thanks

I find them just fun to shoot. And my grandpa's .38 special was the first handgun I ever shot

canebrake 04-17-2012 05:44 PM

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I carry an autoloader for PD.

I shoot my S&W 29-2 and 19-3 for shear pleasure.

Shooting a vintage wheel gun is like taking a walk back through history. It's as close as we can come to the likes of Elmer Keith, Jack Weaver, Col. Charles "Boots" Askins or Thell Reed today. :cool:

Overkill0084 04-17-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by kasper89 (Post 773613)
But it seems like revolvers are dated technology. Why would you limit yourself to 6 shots that are a pain to reload when you can have a mag that holds 10+ and changes out easily. I'm looking for another point of view, if you want to sit and talk **** about how retarded I am, then don't post. Thanks


How about 8 shots & moon clips?
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/a...-627_cmore.jpg

I also like 1911s. Generic feeling plastic pistols aren't the be-all, end-all.

Bob Wright 04-17-2012 06:27 PM

O.K. Here's my take on the subject:

First of all, I often shoot big, heavy bullets at around 1400 fps or so. My target may be down range a hundred yards or more. These targets often clang, break apart, or jump up in a most satisfyiong manner. And, sometimes, they end up on the grill smoking over a mesquite fire.

In most cases, I only need one or two shots, and other times I will empty the cylinder of all FIVE shots. Reloading is no pain, as the empty cases are deposited into the palm of my hand, from which I place them back into the box, ready for cleaning and processing into another round.

I do enjoy shooting, picking more and more difficult targets and at greater distances.
And, I can go through several hundred rounds without reloading a single magazine. Talk about being a pain to reload!

Not all of my ammunition is fire-breathing long range stuff. Sometimes I shoot a pipsqueak load that can barely get through the thickness of the target paper. And my gun doesn't care how potent or impotent my round might be, it fires it with the same aplomb.

And, my guns have handsome case hardened colors, deep blued steel, and beautiful wood grips. Wood such as walnut, ebony, rosewood and mesquite.

And, the slower reloading times give me a chance to talk with my friend about whatever comes to mind at the time.

That's my take on the proposition.

Bob Wright

trex1310 04-17-2012 06:35 PM

Revolvers might be dated technology, but they sure do sell a lot
of them or else the manufacturers wouldn't keep making them.

Revolvers might be limited in capacity, but there aren't many
autoloaders with a 8" barrel.

There aren't many autoloaders chambered in .38 SPL, .357 magnum,
.44 spl, .44 magnum, .45 LC, .460 or .500 S&W and so on.

What some call dated technology, others call it a thing of beauty.

orangello 04-17-2012 06:40 PM

First off Ms. Mammy Grizzly says we aren't to use the "R word" anymore. :rolleyes: ;)

Second, if you try a .38 or .357 revolver for target practice/plinking, you will most likely fall in love with it. I don't see me carrying my 6" barreled GP100 around much for self defense, but i LOVE shooting target with it, as do my friends. Try it, you will probably be revolver shopping next week. If i had to defend the cats, i'd grab my shotgun or the XD45, but it is nice to know the GP100 is right there if the XD should malfunction (not that it ever has so far).

winds-of-change 04-17-2012 06:48 PM

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I have a revolver and I love it. I trust it more than my semi-autos and it will be the first gun I reach for in a home defense situation. And.....she's a beautiful, classic gun. Nothing says "gun" like a revolver, in my opinion. A Ruger GP100. I think she packs more punch than either of my semi-autos which are a .22 and a .380. Very little can go wrong with a revolver, unlike some semi-auto's. She's as reliable and a workhorse.

Bob Wright 04-17-2012 06:55 PM

As to carry, here's my "American Express" (never leave home without it):

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../000_11421.jpg


And, what it can do, and plenty fast:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...t112010003.jpg


Good enough for me!

Bob Wright

kasper89 04-17-2012 07:20 PM

Right on. Thanks for the input yall, and yea I may go try one out. Maybe you are right in the fact that it may just be I've never shot one. I like my px4 and xd45, buy I'm ok with opening my horizons lol


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