Arguments against NOT carrying a revolver - Page 9
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection >

Arguments against NOT carrying a revolver


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2013, 02:38 AM   #81
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WillWork4Ammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 263
Liked 128 Times on 69 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikingdad View Post
Say WHAT?!?!

That's nucking futs. If you are close enough to stick your gun in the "bad guy's" chest you have let things escalate too far. The reason I would have a gun is to keep them at a distance. Besides, I cannot begin to see how you could "push the slide out of battery." anybody have any comment on that?
The slide goes backward when fired,so I don't see how the slide would get pushed out.If it's a Lorcin or a Jennings,I could see the slide breaking off

Unless the BG is Jet Li

But if you look closely at Rigg's Beretta,you will see the slide release lever is in the unlocked position.
Gotta love Hollywood

Last edited by WillWork4Ammo; 09-22-2013 at 02:41 AM.
WillWork4Ammo is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 02:41 AM   #82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
magnumman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 544
Liked 162 Times on 93 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikingdad

Say WHAT?!?!

That's nucking futs. If you are close enough to stick your gun in the "bad guy's" chest you have let things escalate too far. The reason I would have a gun is to keep them at a distance. Besides, I cannot begin to see how you could "push the slide out of battery." anybody have any comment on that?
Bad guys use the element of surprise to their advantage. Attacks can happen so quickly that you may be on your back getting beat into the ground before you know what is happening. Maybe someone is trying to drag you out of your car. This kind of stuff happens to people all of the time, regardless of how prepared they are.

If you ate comfortable trying it, unload your pistol. Safety check it and safety check it again. Push the muzzle into something, maybe your bed or your lay-z-boy and see if the slide moves. Chances are, it will move back.
magnumman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 02:43 AM   #83
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikingdad

Say WHAT?!?!

That's nucking futs. If you are close enough to stick your gun in the "bad guy's" chest you have let things escalate too far. The reason I would have a gun is to keep them at a distance. Besides, I cannot begin to see how you could "push the slide out of battery." anybody have any comment on that?
LoL I agree. Thats pretty crazy. But close range encounters happen more often than not. Statistically inside of 7 yards is the norm.

Several years back a female officer from this area died in a tangle with a guy hopped up on PCP. He rushed her with a knife and she emptied an entire magazine into his chest, range was so close she shot off some of her fingers in the process, trying to keep the slimebag off of her. Apparently by the time it was over with she was punching him with the gun and squeezing the trigger at the same time. Her Glock 19 didn't misfire. Just ran out of bullets before the BG ran out of blood.

It's a lot harder to get a well made semi to misfire than people unfamiliar with them would believe.
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"

Last edited by DeltaF; 09-22-2013 at 02:47 AM.
DeltaF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 02:47 AM   #84
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AR10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Glock Certified Armorer In Occupied USA
Posts: 2,268
Liked 1139 Times on 730 Posts
Likes Given: 246

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
I cheat, I carry both.

Arguments against NOT carrying a revolver - Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection
I like your non lethal alternative. Very smart.
AR10 is offline  
Mason609 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 02:58 AM   #85
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1617 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeltaF View Post
It's a lot harder to get a well made semi to misfire than people unfamiliar with them would believe.
I'll agree with this statement. I don't like it for the revo over semi argument. It might have been more of an isue many years ago but I just don't see it now unless you are using something that should have probably never been called a gun. All guns like any other machine can break down. And will at some point in the game.

Bottom line is carrying any handgun is a compromise. It's just a matter of what one believes is enough that should drive their choice in handgun.
__________________
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
DrumJunkie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 03:09 AM   #86
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mahall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 901
Liked 164 Times on 142 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I have carried both. And I still can't justify why 6 is better than 15! I adore Revolvers but 15 always seems larger to me than 6!!
mahall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 03:17 AM   #87
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1617 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mahall View Post
I have carried both. And I still can't justify why 6 is better than 15! I adore Revolvers but 15 always seems larger to me than 6!!
For some it's just a matter of what they feel they need. If you don't feel you need 15 then you are carrying extra weight with no propose.

If you really want to be better prepared then maybe an AR with a couple 30's taped together? All handguns are a compromise. It's all in what one feels is enough or too much.
__________________
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
DrumJunkie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2220 Times on 1525 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

Barroom brawlers prefer a revolver because the slide won't get hung in their own clothing. Another issue is if you shoot someone in a barroom brawl if you have had any alcohol you are going to have a hard time making a case for self defense. Really, if you do shoot someone in a barroom no matter what the circumstances might be, unless you are working there, you can expect to at least go before a grand jury.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 03:37 AM   #89
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains,CA
Posts: 14,922
Liked 9088 Times on 5276 Posts
Likes Given: 11970

Default

And the cylinder flash from a revolver can mess you up too if you fire it across your chest. I guess that makes it a bad choice.
Vikingdad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #90
I used to play keyboards, but now ...
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Balota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Posts: 4,596
Liked 3361 Times on 2031 Posts
Likes Given: 3190

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikingdad View Post

Say WHAT?!?!

That's nucking futs. If you are close enough to stick your gun in the "bad guy's" chest you have let things escalate too far. The reason I would have a gun is to keep them at a distance. Besides, I cannot begin to see how you could "push the slide out of battery." anybody have any comment on that?
It seems a bit arrogant to assume that your situation awareness is so good that no BG can ever get within grappling distance. If that happens and you manage to draw, you could find that the barrel is touching the BG. Any pressure applied by the body / clothing of the BG to the muzzle end of a semiautomatic pistol can displace the slide. Displacement of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch will activate an internal, passive safety, which will prevent the gun from firing. If you are on your back, you may not be able to pull the gun back to relieve the pressure.
__________________
Balota
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Balota is offline  
Mason609 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Gun control debate: what arguments the left will use and how to answer them FullautoUSA Legal and Activism 0 01-01-2013 03:27 PM
Refresher Course on Gun Control Arguments RJMercer Legal and Activism 0 12-31-2012 10:40 PM
Supreme Court has heard the Arguments Kelly J Legal and Activism 0 03-02-2010 07:20 PM
arguments? Braeden Ammunition & Reloading 10 07-28-2008 02:24 PM
Gun owners warn arguments endanger Second Amendment sculker The Club House 3 01-19-2008 03:30 PM



Newest Threads