Shade, the "Educated Redneck" has stated some very valuable points when considering which you prefer, this being only one of them.....
Originally Posted by Shade
~~ mechanical failures.......They will happen, your ability to deal with them under stress could be the difference between
life or death. ~~
I have used both a revolver and auto in combat. Both served me well, I'm still here, the bad guys aren't! I grew up with wheel guns and the 1911. In general, I prefer the auto loading pistol in 45 ACP, with lots of ammo, and normally that is what I carry. However, I also have revolvers and use them when I feel it is of advantage.....they are large bore, as in 44 or larger.
More important to me than the make, model, caliber, design......is how well they will perform for me. Me, being the weakest link. My guns are pretty much the same level of performance every day. I'm the one who has ups and downs and needs to keep up on my game. Regardless if I'm shooting a Glock 21, Kimber Royal Classic, Model 29 or Ruger Super Blackhawk......if I experience a failure to hit, a failure to fire, a failure to eject or extract, or a failure to index......it is almost assured 99.9999% of the time, it was ultimately caused by me, and I am the one who needs to overcome the challenge.
Guns don't jam....musicians jam and jam goes on toast.....guns malfunction [it's an old military thing!].
......and, ALL guns malfunction sooner or later whether they be single shot, revolvers or auto loaders. If we are going to rely on a mechanical contraption to aid in our defense, we should learn how to overcome those malfunctions, and above all
have a backup and a backup plan, if the malfunction is of the FUBAR type.