||01-06-2012 04:00 AM
A Sudden Change In Heart!
OK, so you may have read some of my other threads. If so, you will know that I am fond of both, revolvers and pistols. Also, I currently carry a Kahr cw-40. I have also carried other pistols and wheel guns too. And yes, just recently, I had decided, so I thought, on getting a Colt Defender for primary carry and a Sig P-238 for a BUG. The reasoning was to have a set that were to be very similar set ups. Therefore, if I pull one, I'll be operating it properly from muscle memory. As apposed to a DAO primary and SAO BUG. I feel like in a high stress situation, I'd just #### it all up and wind up getting myself in a worse predicament.
Well I made quite a fun trip up to the range (outdoor) with my dad this past weekend. And since, I've been dwelling on an issue. We're both well versed in all sorts of firearms. No, we're not experts by any means, but very savy though. We thought of some drills with our carry guns. (Mine=Kahr cw-40/His=4" 38+P). Even as much as I've practiced over the years, I still found myself fumbling around with my pistol when (without me looking) he set me up with different malfunctions to clear in high tensity setups. There were various scenarios, and yes I knew exactly what to do, but with an adrinaline rush, these things become an issue that I always thought I was prepared for. Turns out I'm not. After seeing the way he flew through his drills (obviously less scenarios to run with a wheel gun), I decided to try it out with his. Given that I haven't carried a revolver in over a year, nor practiced with one, I nailed it.
I guess the point of this is that I have decided to give thought toward the revolvers again. I'm looking at a perminant decision here to go with a wheel gun. Everyone knows that they're much simpler. But I just feel so natural with a revolver in my hands. I still love my pistols and will still have pistols to have and to shoot, but I think it's going to boil down to me stick ing with a wheelie for carrying. I know that I could practice to get better with these drills. And I know that my pistlo has'nt ever jammed, but I don't want it to happen at the worst time posible and not be able to take care of the issue. Am I over reacting? Should I stick with my original plans, or should I go with the "GUT FEELING"? No, I am not asking for the revolver vs. semi-auto battle to be relived.
Thank you for your opinions.