revolver vs semi auto fully loaded

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    revolver vs semi auto fully loaded

    Why is it so many people have no problem carrying a revolver with a full cylinder as it is intended but the same people will not carry a chambered semi automatic. Its the same method of firing, pull trigger. Its the same with no safeties, it just happens to be loaded in a different manner and in most cases semi autos have more rounds on tap. Why is the semi automatic so much more "dangerous" to these people than a semi auto like a Glock or an XD. I don't get it, carrying a revolver loaded is the same as carrying a semi auto loaded, dont pull the trigger it wont go off.
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    Because they haven't gotten enough trigger time to get confident in their weapon and become comfortable with it.
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    It's a lack of training, too
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    Maybe this would be a good topic for a survey.

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    Don't go bringing logic into this.

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    A revolver takes a considerably more pressure and travel to set it off.

    But mostly they don’t understand their firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntkb View Post
    A revolver takes a considerably more pressure and travel to set it off.

    But mostly they don’t understand their firearm.
    +1, ntkb nailed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntkb View Post
    A revolver takes a considerably more pressure and travel to set it off.

    But mostly they don’t understand their firearm.
    Not neccessarily, it really depends on the trigger of the semi-auto. There are some DOA and DA/SA semis that have a rather long and heavy trigger pull.

    But I agree with the second point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntkb View Post
    A revolver takes a considerably more pressure and travel to set it off.

    But mostly they don’t understand their firearm.
    Now lets not go muddling up this thread with facts!
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    Because a slide would hurt like a bugger if it went off in a Smartcarry. :)

    I know my 642 J-Frame has a hard trigger pull, which is one reason I like it for use in the Smartcarry.

    I haven't really read much evidence that backs up your claim however, in general the ones who fear carrying with one in the chamber fear it regardless and quite honestly probably don't even own a revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntkb View Post
    A revolver takes a considerably more pressure and travel to set it off.

    But mostly they don’t understand their firearm.
    What is the trigger pull or weight to a revolver?

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    depends on the revolver, typically 5-7 pounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmike86 View Post
    What is the trigger pull or weight to a revolver?
    My 642 is said to be ~12 pounds, but I don't have a trigger pull scale to measure it personally - I believe it though.

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    Yeah I know alot of revolvers are 12# thats like a NY Glock. They made it like that for safety when they went form revolvers to Glock.For safety because they fear ND. But some say a recommended trigger is 4-6lbs? I was just curious if there was a ceratain spec. But seems some revolvers are no safer that semi auto? It's all training.

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    I do believe some guns are safer than others in various situations, as are some people.

    Plenty of discussions here on that, so I'll leave it be.

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