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Old 08-23-2009, 10:44 PM   #31
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Revolvers = unmatched safety and reliability.
No agrument here!
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:48 AM   #32
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One of my big argument for the 1911 design is it has been around for 98 years, and it is still popular and serving well.

Think about how long the revolver design has been around. Then think about how popular it is still in the defense/protection circles. That has to tell you something.

I would never feel outgunned if all I had was a good DA centerfire revolver.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:56 AM   #33
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Even if it was a 22?
I still wouldnt. I'd be like "Kaboom..in your face!"

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what other reasons might someone get a revolver?
Aim & Shoot
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My having a fairly large collection of BOTH semi-autos and revolvers, my muscle memory goes for the revolver most every time.

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Some types of ammo won't cycle in some auto's. This limits you. All auto's will experience a jam, a FTE, or a FTF or all three at some point. Any jam must be cleared before the auto can be fired again - this takes time.
Revolvers have none of these issues.

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Some types of ammo won't cycle in some auto's. This limits you. All auto's will experience a jam, a FTE, or a FTF or all three at some point. Any jam must be cleared before the auto can be fired again - this takes time.
Revolvers have none of these issues.


FTF in a revolver? Just squeeze the trigger again.... Come to think of it, Ive never had a FTF in any of my revolvers...
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i had an fn57 as well as a 357 and both had pros and cons, but i kept my 357.

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One thing not yet mentioned is accuracy. The barrels in most semi-autos move during cycling, while a revolver's barrel is fixed. That little bit of play in the barrel makes for slightly larger groups from semi-autos. There are exceptions, of course. A few semi-autos use rotating bolts, which leave the barrels stationary, and some high-end semis have VERY tight tolerances.

One disadvantage inherent to the revolver is that the magazine (cylinder) and grip are one behind the other, while in semi-autos, they occupy the same space. So a revolver with a 4" barrel will be considerably bigger than a semi-auto with the same barrel length.

Personally, I love shooting both. And rifles. And shotguns.
The accuracy argument is negligible. I haven't found revolvers to print tighter groups on paper then a semi automatic, and if they do it's not any significant amount. In an experienced shooters hand the semi automatic pistol is always going to be better then the revolver. What's most important is shooting the kind of gun you have the most confidence with, people who like revolvers will shoot better with them then they do semi automatic pistols, even if the semi auto is better. There's a reason why you still see cops with a S&W .38 special revolver in their holster rather then a Glock because they have more confidence in that gun and it is very important to have confidence in your weapon in a life and death situation.
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Only reason i have is......I have never had my revolvers jam, i can't say that about my semi's.

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