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Old 02-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #11
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How'd I know this guy would drop in with his 2 cents?

Bob, do you even own any semi autos?
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Bob, do you even own any semi autos?
I hope you guys are friends.
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For a .38 or other low energy round I would much rather have a double action revolver,now when you're talking a light warm .357 or warm .45LC,then I would have no worries using it for like-home defense.I would feel safe in knowing with those powerful rounds,one shot will probably do the job.

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Nope. Well, we aren't enemies or anything, but we don't talk to each other much. Why? I'm just curious if such a single action aficionado owns any semi autos.
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With proficiency it should work ok.
My issue would be reload speed. There's a reason swing out cylinders caught on.

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Thats a great lookin hogleg and seeing that just makes me wish I lived back in the day when every man carried one and a man's word was his bond.
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Thats a great lookin hogleg and seeing that just makes me wish I lived back in the day when every man carried one and a man's word was his bond.
Both of those are holliwood myths.

There were just as many per capita liars cheats and thieves then as there are now.

The aproximate same percentage of folks then carried guns as do folks today.

The shoot out at the ok corall was all about vile scum like doc holiday trying to disarm citizens.

Weapon design has always been an arms race to get a better mouse trap out the door. Thats why the muzzle loader drifted out of sd favor and why cap and ball revolvers went to the wayside and then single action revolvers drifted into the past. Better came along.

Thats not to say you couldnt successfully defend yourself with a flintlock pistol, its just not the ideal way to do it.

Getting good with a single action revolver definately wins the style points however.
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Bob, do you even own any semi autos?
Indeed I do! Somewhere I've got a little Mauser M1910 .25 ACP that's a WW II bringback. And a Ruger 22/45 auto. And, I've had considerable experience with a .45 ACP Colt Gold Cup set up to handle hardball.

But when I want to do serious shooting, its my Single Actions.

As to being friends, everybody here on this board I consider "friend."

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I carry a 44mag Virginian dragoon made by interarms while hunting in bear country. I have also taken a few does with it at hurry up close range. I would feel very confident with it for home defense. I prefer a shotgun with #4 shot for home defense. Over penetration and stress are really the two biggest factors to be concerned with.

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A SA would be wonderful for SD only if you can draw and shoot like Bob Munden. With all the high quality DA's out there you'd have to have a death wish trying to get away it. My favorite gun of all time is the Colt SAA and Dennis Weaver when he played McCloud on TV looked very cool carrying it, but it would be stupid to go into a gunfight knowingly at a disadvantage. We're talking about scumbags that shoot back and not furry forest critters here.

Getting into a combat situation at home, or in the street when you have a SA and the other guy has a high capacity automatic, is like a mma fighter getting into a ring with his laces untied. Chances are he's gonna trip and land on his face and get his azz kicked.

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