This is a discussion on My Opinion on small frame revolvers... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bud White I was reading where a cop had interviewed some criminals about why they surrendered so easy and they said a ...
I like shiny guns myself. As for the revolver, I agree with what everyone said so far.
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I share the fascination with the .38 snubby, having just bought my new love, that S&W nickel model 36. I just began carrying it yesterday, quite comfy in an Kramer MSP Paddle. Tonight, I'm fiddling around with the K.L. Null shoulder rig I bought for it.
Yikes, I'm becoming a wheelgunner...where's my Glock...
In the movies it would shoot at least 6 times!!
People do look at the threat ie. the gun. That is the reason so many guns and gun hands get shot in confrontations.
Looking at the WW Silvertips in my 396 is scary, and the DPX in my 642 is almost as scary..
Keep the shotgun handy!!
I dont know if anyone else has said this yet , but PLEASE to dont make defense pistol choices out of what you "feel" is intimidating.
Bottom line, in this day and age a semi with 10 or more shots of something 9mm and above is MUCH better to have than any revolver. Even a .44 magnum!
Well, the probability of a bad guy or guys having a semi with more shots than you is HIGHLY likely. That will give them more firepower than you if your standing in front of them with a 5 or 6 shot revolver. And it doesn't matter if its a world war, or an alley shoot-out. Firepower and training wins fights.
Primary Carry Gun: Sig Sauer 229~R (.40cal w/ Golden Saber JHP's)
Personally, I don't want to be shot by any kind of firearm, big or small, revolver or auto, handgun or long gun. When it comes to having one pointed at me, I am equally intimidated by all of them.
I'd agree with the first part of your post, you need to choose your defense pistol (or any defensive weapon) on how well it works, not on how intimidating it appears (though intimidation can help in a defensive situation)
However, the second part of the above quote isn't necessarily true as it has been shown that in Most self defense shootings (not LE shootouts) only a couple of shots are fired (I believe the statistics have said between one and three) so the "bad guy" having more shot's doesn't make a difference.
you can't beat a good wheelgun for when it absolutely must go bang every time.
And I do think seeing the rounds in the gun adds to the fright factor.
Last edited by Wheel-man; December 11th, 2006 at 06:41 PM.
If anti-gun legislators truly believed that guns kill people, the guns would be on the witness stand and the assailent would be holding the "Exhibit A" sign.