Arguments for Carrying a Semi-Auto or Revolver - Page 2
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 for Carrying a Semi-Auto or Revolver

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2013, 01:48 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 39
Liked 23 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluez View Post
In a tactical environment you may need the extra rounds... but that is very distinct situation compared to civilian self-defense..

respectfully,

BlueZ
If I am engaging the BG, I am in a tactical situation.

You can call it whatever you want (tactical, civi defense), but it is a situation that I will have every means avail to me.

If 6 rounds is good for you in that situation, then that is your decision.

If I am there, I will have your back no matter how many rounds you didn't bring.


__________________
NRA Instructor
Texas CHL Instructor
U.S. Navy Veteran

Last edited by AustinArmory; 09-30-2013 at 02:01 AM.
AustinArmory is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 02:31 AM   #12
FAA licensed bugsmasher
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 7,140
Liked 2474 Times on 1326 Posts
Likes Given: 879

Default

This is so simple. The answer is yes.
__________________
Scott

Quote:
If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Quote:
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is offline  
Rocky7 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 06:23 AM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
armsmaster270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sacramento,CA
Posts: 755
Liked 145 Times on 93 Posts
Likes Given: 167

Default

Revolver or semi-auto is entirely personal preference. I prefer both.

My daily EDC

__________________
https://sites.google.com/a/armsmaster.net/www/
http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/armsmaster270/

http://militarysignatures.com/signat...ember14888.png
Retired LE, M.P., Sr. M.P. Investigator, armorer, F.B.I. Trained Rangemaster/Firearms Instructor , Presently Forensic Document Examiner for D.H.S.
armsmaster270 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,047
Liked 464 Times on 299 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Have both, carry either/or. Most importantly, am well drilled with both. Hope the day never comes, I'm confident I could engage with either. All that said, usually carry an auto. Easier to conceal IWB and a spare mag is handier than speed loaders or strips. MHO you understand.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot in public. People passing by won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Donn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #15
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Posts: 2,823
Liked 1768 Times on 989 Posts
Likes Given: 1302

Default

I'll weigh in with this. If you are going to carry something in an inadequate caliber, you better make sure you have a high enough round count to stop your attacker. If you are carrying something that should do the job with one or two well placed hits you should be okay with a lower capacity. Whatever you carry you need to demand 100% reliability out of it.

I am a revolver fan. When I first started shooting there were two accurate pistols out there. One was the Colt Gold Cup 1911 and the other was the Browning HiPower. Neither one was affordable to me, and neither one was reliable enough for a defense pistol. Because my life did in fact depend on what I carried I went with S&W revolvers. I have never had a reason to regret it. I do have several pistols now, and I do carry them regularly, but if this was an open carry state I would go back to the K Frame Smith in a heartbeat.
Doc3402 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #16
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
manta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK.
Posts: 2,016
Liked 794 Times on 505 Posts
Likes Given: 239

Default

Quote:
The average number of rounds fired by a civilian self defender is 1.7
(according to the FBI crime statistics)
What about the time you need more than six. The time to reload could get you killed. If people are happy with averages the (average) number of times that someone needs a firearm for self defence are I would say very low so why carry one.
manta is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville,FL
Posts: 2,823
Liked 1768 Times on 989 Posts
Likes Given: 1302

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by manta View Post
What about the time you need more than six. The time to reload could get you killed. If people are happy with averages the (average) number of times that someone needs a firearm for self defence are I would say very low so why carry one.
I'll counter that one with what about all the people that are happy with a low capacity .380? Then there are the ones carrying the S&W Shield 9mm with a capacity of 7 or 8. The Ruger LC-9 is 7+1 but it has a wide popularity. If you'll remember, we had a rather heated thread not too long ago about whether or not you should carry extra mags. There were people that carried low capacity .380s that saw no need for spare mags. It's up to the individual.

I personally know 3 LEOs that have successfully defended themselves with .25acp pistols. It certainly wasn't their first choice, but their duty weapons had been removed from them by force. Stuff happens, and I know they are darn glad they had their BUG. You play the odds.

Odds are that as a civilian you will never need a firearm to defend yourself. Odds are that if you manage to get the first hit on a single attacker, no matter what you are using, you will win. Odds are that if you have multiple attackers and put one down, the others will leave. Odds are that if you show the ability to resist with equal or greater force, your attacker will bug out. Odds are that if you are ever attacked by a flash mob of 200 people, it won't matter what you are carrying or how many spare mags you have.

Ten years from the date you have to defend yourself nobody will care what you carried, nobody will care whether you had to reload, nobody will care what caliber you were using, and nobody will care whether it was a pistol or revolver. All they will care about is whether you won or lost.
Doc3402 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #18
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Free State of Winston, AL
Posts: 3,413
Liked 2254 Times on 1336 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

No argument here. What you must consider is:
1. What PPD WILL YOU CARRY all the time (comfort in carrying and concealability)
2. What PPD do you shoot best. (hit probability)
If they are not the same PPD, regardless of platform you MUST find one which can meet both, with priority on the first (if you don't have it with you when you need it it is worthless)!
Revolver or auto don't matter. What works best for YOU is all that matters.
That said, I do not recommend any caliber small than a 38 sp.

PPD=Personal Protection Device
I too have both and carry both depending on the circumstance.
__________________
An armed society is not always a polite society, but it is a free and safe society!
Self Defense is an absolute and natural right!
Keep your head down and your powder dry!

Last edited by JimRau; 09-30-2013 at 02:34 PM.
JimRau is offline  
OldManMontgomery Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #19
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,937
Liked 1314 Times on 728 Posts
Likes Given: 570

Default

When I look at the arguments for or against carrying a certain type of handgun, I generally think to myself not "What can I do?" with this firearm, but, "What can an average person do with minimal training and practice?"

I know that the argument could be made that the average shooter simply needs more training and practice, but that won't help them before or until they reach that level of proficiency.

I think holding everyone else to your standard of marksmanship and capability is a bit unrealistic, even if it is an achievable goal, as evidenced by your achievement of that goal. Obviously, we should all advocate more extensive training and practice. After proficiency has been achieved, then in my mind it no longer matters what you carry.
kbd512 is offline  
Mason609 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #20
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northeast San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,714
Liked 807 Times on 539 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

I carry a xd 40 as my primary edc and my lil s&w 38 as a bug it depends on the situation I'm in what one I'll use if I get jumped and I'm on my back I can't reach my xd I'm grabbing my smitty from my ankle putting it right up under bg's armpit and firing all 6 if I'm standing face to face I'm grabbing my xd it's all situational and comfort ease of use and concealabilty it's also the practice that goes into war gaming your strategies and body and practice in possible scenarios.
__________________
this message was sent using my Barrett 50 straight to your brain.
seancslaughter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Arguments against NOT carrying a revolver JW357 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 271 09-30-2013 08:38 PM
Revolver vs. semi auto for ccw vtfilamguy Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12 11-30-2012 08:05 AM
Revolver or Semi Auto? Hatchet8 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 11 02-06-2012 03:10 PM
Revolver or Semi-Auto northhike General Handgun Discussion 19 11-30-2009 11:24 PM
Revolver/Semi-Auto AgentGreen General Handgun Discussion 2 08-01-2007 12:34 AM



Newest Threads