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    23 34.85%
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    43 65.15%
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Thread: Your Next Firearm: Semiauto or Revolver?

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Revolvers work everytime---semiautos do not. One look at the firearm sales guy, as pulled and tugged and racked and took pieces and springs out of the semi as he showed it to me, made it obvious to me that this was not what I wanted to deal with. I do not live in downtown Bagdhad, where, it seems many of our forum members live when I read their comments and need for "firepower". Always a "what if" but statistics on almost all defensive shootings end after less than 5 shots and not being a Dirty Harry, quite frankly I do not see myself still firing after that many rounds. I have never been (69 years) in a situation that even comes close to a need for a firearm and, quite frankly, purchased one and secured a CC more as an embracing of at least 2A of the constitution in the face of a federal government that is as close to a dictatorship as I ever want to see. I certainly understand those who want or perceive a need for a semi--just is not me.
    Tell that to the local shop owner. A revolver that did not turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    Geez....do you use them to drive nails when you're not shooting them??
    No, hence the statement "someone who has never repaired a revolver for someone". Probably should have included the word "else" at the end to be more clear.

    I'm not responsible for what other people do or don't do (maintenance) with their guns. Or as I tell my automotive customers, I didn't build it, I didn't buy it and I didn't break it. I'm just the guy who has to fix it.

    All of our (my wife's, mine and my local family) revolvers function flawlessly, including the one on my hip as I type.



    3-inch barrel revolvers. We have a few in our stable, all of them .38 Specials. IMO, they're not a lot more accurate for experienced shooters when compared to a snubby, but they're a world better for beginners because of increased accuracy and reduced felt recoil especially in a J-frame sized gun. In my experience they also tend to be somewhat less expensive, at least when sold used.
    "I believe we should achieve a national standard on gun control, and that standard should be none whatsoever."

  4. #13
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    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudo View Post
    12 Ga Riot Gun
    I think I've got enough 12 ga shotguns. But I wouldn't turn down a Saiga 12.

  6. It depends on what I run into first. I'm jonesing for a few different models of each type, along with various long guns.

    I, like every other gun nut, have a mental list of what I want. Mine isn't in a particular order, just a mental list of models that tickle my fancy enough for me to have decided to eventually add them to the collection.

    Maybe I'll run into the Smith Model 29 with the 4 inch full underlug that I've been meaning to pick up for years that feels good in my hand and at the right price or one of the old 3 inch, steel frame Bodyguard .38's (the original shrouded hammer J frame 'Bodyguard', not the alloy thing they just came out with). Then again, maybe I'll run into that hi cap 1911 in .38 Super I've been meaning to build or a 1911 long slide 10mm.

    There's always the possibility that I run into a European .32ACP pocket pistol (a weakness of mine- I went to a gun shop intending on buying a .45 revolver and carried home a HK Model 4 a few years ago) that just calls out for me to take it home.

  7. #16
    Voted revolver. I already own 2 semi-autos, which I trust with my life. If I purchase another handgun it will be for "wow" factor, not out of necessity, and it will probably be a Chiappa Rhino. Because ... hell, why not?

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
    Voted revolver. I already own 2 semi-autos, which I trust with my life. If I purchase another handgun it will be for "wow" factor, not out of necessity, and it will probably be a Chiappa Rhino. Because ... hell, why not?
    Damn skippy! That is one very cool looking revolver. Should be hell finding a good holster for it, but I still want one.

  9. #18
    Ruger LCR in .357

  10. #19
    I'm a semi-auto guy, I guess, I just like the way they feel and look and shoot better than revolvers. I guess I just prefer the more "modern" appearance of the semi-auto pistol, but revolvers are cool, too!
    Daily carry: Sig P239 or S&W 3913
    High Noon Horsehide holster
    Black Talon ammo

  11. #20
    Maybe both!

    -Doc

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