First, let me preface with a few things. 1) Being in Kalifornia, I do not yet have a CC permit here, so I do not carry. 2) This is not intended to be an argument to try to get everyone to carry a revolver; I am simply trying to dispel some of the popular arguments against carrying wheel guns. Here we go: Argument against carrying a revolver, #1 Limited capacity. This is a valid argument, and if I were to carry a revolver it might scare me if I were to be attacked by three or more attackers. A revolver typically has six rounds, sometimes five. What do you say to people who carry a .380, or a single stacked 9mm? Those types of guns typically have very similar capacity to a wheel gun. I would take six rounds of .38 Special +p anyway over the same amount of .380. An XDs in .45 ACP has 5+1, IIRC. If people can be comfortable carrying 6 rounds of .380 why can't they be comfortable carrying 6 rounds of .357 Magnum or .38 +p ? Argument against carrying a revolver, #2 Slow reload time Any gun will have a slow reload time if you don't train with it. To me, once proficiency in the manual of arms is established, the next priority needs to be reloads. Even someone who carries a Glock 19 with a billion rounds in the magazine might have to reload. Most high capacity guys I know carry an extra magazine anyway, so right there they are admitting they might have to reload. If I were to train reloads on a revolver under situations where I have elevated adrenaline, such as after sprinting and whatnot, I bet I could get pretty quick with it. Especially if I used a spring-loaded speed loader, which I would if I were to carry a wheel gun. Last I checked those things are about $10-15 online, which is half the cost of most cheap magazines for semi-autos. Train with it, and I guarantee any wheel gun carrier can reload as fast as someone carrying a semi. Argument against carrying a revolver, #3 Weight I personally consider this a throw-away argument because there are plenty of quality lightweight revolvers out there. S&W air weight J-Frames, Ruger LCRs, etc. the lightest .357 Magnum revolver is the S&W 340, 5 shot capacity, at 12 ounces. The lightest 9mm is the Diamondback DB9 at 11 ounces, 6 + 1. To me its so close that it isn't even an issue. Argument against carrying a revolver, #4 Revolvers are antiquated technology Please. Why do semis have an advantage? Because of their capacity, which I've already talked about? How about because of their reload time, which I've already talked about? Maybe in their size. The cylinder on a revolver does lend itself to be wider than most, if not all, semis. But this isn't always a disadvantage. Some people's bodies are built to accept the shape a revolver better than the flat sides of a semi-auto. I honestly can't think of any other relatively valid arguments against revolvers. Perhaps you guys can contribute something I missed, and we can have a reasonable discussion. For what it's worth, the gun I've selected as my carry piece, for when I do get the permit, is a S&W M&P9c. But I have put serious thought into revolvers and single stacked 9mms. And I haven't ruled either out. At the end of the day, I want to be able to carry something I am comfortable with, regardless of the weather or my clothing. The bottom line is, carry something you are comfortable with, you shoot well, you reload fast, something you don't mind being taken away if you are involved in a shooting. Regardless of its platform or caliber. And don't begrudge someone for their carry choice. Doing so only shows a lack of maturity and ignorance on your part. EDIT: this post ended up being a lot longer than I had anticipated. Sorry about that. But I assure you, it was more painful for me to type it than it was for you to read it, as I did so on an iPad.