Here we go again.
You guys just can't let it go, can you? I was casually talking in a friendly manner to Tom, not arguing with anybody--but the revolver apologists get all defensive like you're bad-mouthing their wives, if you point out the shortcomings of revolvers as a primary weapon in police, military and private self-defense situations.
I don't care how long you've been a police officer. Hundreds of police departments around the country have converted to semi-autos in recent years, including virtually all the major cities.
There's a reason for that--because MANY street and special ops officers with revolvers were quite simply being out-gunned by perps with semi-auto weapons. Out-gunned officers frequently end up as DEAD officers. Numerous in-depth departmental investigations fully supported the finding that they were being out-gunned.
The conversion to semi-autos has been received with overwhelming approval by the vast majority of street and special ops officers. They now feel like they are on more even footing with the criminals, whereas when they were only allowed to carry revolvers, they were frequently out-gunned.
Now for the peace of this board, let's agree to disagree and move on. You're not going to convince me and I'm not going to convince you--and that's why I was minding my own business talking to Tom.
Have a nice day and God Bless!