Euclidean ~ Bumper...Nailed It.
You really do think a bit too much. :wink:
When it comes to my personal firearms...I am mostly afraid of....
I prefer semi~automatic pistols for carry mostly due to force of habit & an early education with mostly all semi~auto pistols.
The S&W Model 41 target .22 semi~auto ~ The Colt 1911 ~ The Colt Woodsman ~ Walther P38 & others.
I don't think revolvers are in any way much inferior except for the fact that they are less flat. A good speed~loader & some careful practice evens out the "capacity" issue a bit.
There sure are bad semi~auto pistols & there are bad revolvers.
For practical Civilian CARRY & not a War Battleground Scenario both (the clean high quality wheel gun & the clean semi~auto pistol) are very equal concerning functional reliability. In fact you could give a slight edge to the high quality revolver.
I would rather not deal with the Double Action trigger pull of the revolver & prefer a SA auto~loader. A good revolver that has had a good smooth trigger job is OK though.
Even with my European BROWNING SIG 220 I instinctively thumb cock the hammer to S.A. my first shot. I have 20 years "under my belt" doing that so...I am very practiced at it.
Concerning RUGER: ~ In fact (on a camping trip) I witnessed a Stainless Ruger .44 Mag that was absolutely filled to its gills with muddy, gritty, sandy, silt ~ just get unloaded and rinsed under hard running creek water through all of its openings while the action was being slowly worked & it continued to work just fine for weeks after only having the excess water shaken out of it and....it did not rust at all.
I was decently impressed by that.
You are not under~gunned with a good revolver for civilian defensive purposes.
TOURIST...That was a very worthwhile post! :smile: