My Opinion on small frame revolvers...

My Opinion on small frame revolvers...

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    My Opinion on small frame revolvers...

    I have been pondering on this for a while now. I guess it goes back to my early childhood. Watching all the "cop" movies, such as Taxi driver (1976), Dirt Harry (1971), Unlawful Entry (1992), Hill street Blues, etc. I guess I have always had a more "fearful" respect for revolvers than semi's. I don't know if it's because of the raw nature of them or what. To me a Smith and Wesson 38 special snub nose is way more intimidating than say a Glock 26. This opinion of mine could also have been formed from the grizzly,cold blooded murders of the 80's when the 38 special was a very popular murder weapon. I hope I've not lost anyone. Maybe some of you can relate to what I'm saying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Elmore View Post
    HA, No words needed Phil........

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    I tend to agree i guess it has something to do with the fact that you KNOW it is loaded.

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    Look Closely...

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    and you will see MY hands are already in the air!

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    Much as anything I think the cylinder either side gives bulk and - very possibly too someone looking at it from the wrong end can see, if enough light - the lil' bundles of JHP aggression - just biding their time

    So yeah - intimidation factor could well exceed that of a semi - that said - I doubt anyone is too happy peeking down the .45 cal ''tunnel'' at the wrong end of ol' slabsides
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    now i know why i carry my model 60.

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    Having been on the wrong end of a 1911 looking down the bore of a pistol being held by a Heroin addict, I will say that a revolver wouldn't have scared me any more. That tunnel looked so large I knew I would get lost in it. It is amazing how much bigger the muzzle looks on any gun when you are sure that it is the last thing you will ever see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Elmore View Post
    Take it up with the six members of Phil's complaint department.

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    5 shot revolver?

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    Take it up with the six members of Phil's complaint department.
    Phil's gun looks like a 5 shot to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    Phil's gun looks like a 5 shot to me.
    Ahhh hazahhh! you're right.

    I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8models View Post
    I guess I have always had a more "fearful" respect for revolvers than semi's.
    Understood. There is something about a cylinder full of hollow points that expresses the "business" nature of the gun, while a stealthy black semi-auto is just another "diss" to be challenged. Unknown what a BG is thinking. Don't really care, so long as what I'm carrying can work if needed.
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    I think it is a factor of seeing that it is loaded, plus you can ear the hammer back to give that little bit of audible incentive. Not as good as a pump racking back but very noisy in a quiet room.
    Last edited by pgrass101; December 10th, 2006 at 12:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Understood. There is something about a cylinder full of hollow points that expresses the "business" nature of the gun, while a stealthy black semi-auto is just another "diss" to be challenged. Unknown what a BG is thinking. Don't really care, so long as what I'm carrying can work if needed.
    I do remember that a local LEO several years ago in a gun magazine commented that he thought that the sight of bullets in a cylinder had a greater "intimidation factor" than just the muzzle of a semi-automatic. I'm willing to defer to his judgment on the matter (although I don't care to look down either one of them ).

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    I was reading where a cop had interviewed some criminals about why they surrendered so easy and they said a shiny type gun the barrel looked 100% bigger than a blued gun and a cop with a nickel plated gun must know how to shoot to pack something that fancy

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