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Old 04-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #21
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The revolver does not care what you feed it, from shot loads to mild wadcutter to JESUSCHRIST WHAT IS THAT THING ???


It does not have problems with fail to feed, is the safety off, etc. Point pull BANG.

Some of my revolvers shoot more like a rifle- and the deer have never complained I used outdated technology.


I do have autos, and I do have single shots- and I own vehicles with a 4 speed tranny and ones with automatic transmissions. Why limit yourself?
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #22
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I should add that i was turned off revolvers for quite a while after granny gave me a snubby .38 with a teeeny little grip. I still don't care for that thing, but it will but somebody down in a pinch.

I recommend you try a 4" or 6" barreled revolver first, before you play with a snubby.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:45 AM   #23
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Remember that many carry size revolvers are much more powerful than comparably sized self loaders. .357 Mag fired from a 4" barrel will stop a fight with fewer shots ON TARGET than most autos. With practice, a revolver is not seriously handicapped by capacity. Reloads can be accomplished fast. I am no expert, but I have been timed doing live 2 second reloads of my 4" S&W 629 44 Mag. There are more than a couple of people that cannot reload their auto pistol that fast. Look up Bob Mickulek. HE IS AMAZING with a revolver.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #24
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Wheel guns don't jam; they don't misfeed; and they don't fail to eject.
Wheel guns are very reliable.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:04 AM   #25
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Wheels guns are a blast , specially when they start shaving lead off and splattering everyone .
They are not that bad , the 22 versions can be a pain if you have fat fingers like me , grab a handfull b/c youll drop half trying to load

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:06 AM   #26
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Dennis, can it cook me breakfast?
Well... You got me on that one
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:46 AM   #27
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For most folks a modern semi-auto is going to be the most practical choice for carry, home defense, target shooting, etc. I prefer semi-autos, but I'll always have a few revolvers...there'll probably always be something near an 80/20 split in my personal collection.

But a good 4-6" 357mag can be very accurate and shoot an incredibly wide range of loads. You can basically find a round that'll hit just about notch on the power scale you'd expect from a 380acp, 9mm, 357sig, 40sw, or 10mm...all from the same gun. They can match 45acp as well, except of course the bullet diameter. The good ones are also works of art built to out-live their owners.

And then you've got the big-boy (44mag+) cannons....
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:01 AM   #28
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I own and shoot revolvers and have for over 50 years. But to say they can not hang up is just wrong. The cylinders can bind on the center rod and not turn. The hand can over travel or the cylinder latch can fail. Bullets can shift forward and jam the rotation. Cases can stick in the multichamber cylinder and flat ass not eject the empty brass without a hammer. Ejector rods can come loose and disable the arm. Smith had so much trouble with ejector rods they changed the thread pitch a number of times. The floating safety or transfer bar can foul and cause the gun to misfire. They are made by humans not gods so they can fail.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:30 AM   #29
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thats true, they are machines, and machines fail.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:58 AM   #30
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for the most part revolvers are simple and reliable. they too can fail just like any other firearm. advantages, they can usually fire different types of loads compared to a semi auto pistol, they can come with very long barrels that can be scooped and hunted with, most have no safety so are simpler to operate. disadvantages, sometimes bulkier than a semi auto, some have much less capacity compared to an auto.

i own more semi auto pistols than revolvers, but i still like them. i will add more when time and place permit. i enjoy target shooting with a revolver over a semi auto pistol. i also reload more for my revolver than my semi autos.
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