This is a discussion on Revolvers are feeling the love within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; BigDude, I agree with all you have said...and this Glock guy is loving his Ruger SP101....
BigDude, I agree with all you have said...and this Glock guy is loving his Ruger SP101.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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I've always lived by "I'd rather have a definite 5 than 15 maybe"
I've carried a revolver for many years as my primary.
Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont allows anyone
who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.
As far as I am concerned revolvers have never gone out of fashion or usefullness and never will.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
me like wheel guns... me likey alot. Bunker
My very 1st gun was a Taraus 357 revolver with a 6" barrel. Shot like a dream. I then bought a Dan Wesson 357 max. It shoots like a cannon and I love it. Now I have a Ruger 22 mag and that is a thrill to shoot as well. Just cheaper than a 357 max. While most of my guns are autos I still really enjoy the feel and the click of a wheel gun.
It's not a problem til they make it one!
I bought an old 640-1 that looks almost new. Was surprised when I got it because it had a full action job. I've had, sold, and still have a lot of guns but that 640 is something special. I have small hands so my pinky can wrap up under the bottom of that grip and i can actually get a good grip.
It's is a simple pleasure!
I'm nearly totally converted to revolvers. If it wasn't for my Glock 36, which shoots like a dream, I'd be in revolver-only mode.
An airweight centennial 38 is about as perfect a carry gun you can get for it's size and weight...:)
It was a proud day for me when I picked up my first (used) 640-1 after 5 years of carrying only semi-autos. Variety is the spice of life.
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I love shooting my J and K frame Smiths. I carry them because they conceal very well and I shoot them great.
I'm moving to 50% of the time carrying one of my K-frames as primary and my 442 as backup. Depends on what I feel like that day. Today was my Model 10 snubbie and my 442 backup with one of my speed strip pocket holders.
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.
I carried this today!!!
Ruger Police Service Six .357
My first large caliber handgun.
I paid $125 for it over 15 years ago and it still looks brand new.
I need a much better carry holster for it. It's a tank.
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For Civilian CC they are still VERY relevant. I think we could(well most of us at least) that Civilian CC and LE duty carry are well..worlds apart as far as intended uses and the possibility to have to use a handgun in self defense/defense of others... I think we could all agree with todays criminal element that high capacity semi autos for Police officers is probably a smart move. But IMO for Civilian CC a 5-8 shot revolver in .38 special on up is still a VERY GOOD and very RELIABLE and accurate weapon for SD..I like my CH85 snubby and can shoot it well for its intended purpose 12 yards or less self defense...I also love my Dan Wesson Model 15-2 and would not hesitate to use it in a home invasion type scenario...it probably goes Shotgun(if I can access it quick enough and get it running), Dan Wesson .357 4" then my primary CC weapon the Ruger SR9c.. hard to CC a full size 4" revolver so thats why I have the SR9c...but if I could Id have no problem using the .357 instead :)DanWesson.357 009.jpg