Going back to carrying a revolver.

Going back to carrying a revolver.

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    Going back to carrying a revolver.

    For some reason I have gone back to carrying a revolver as my primary carry. Funny thing is I don't know why. I have some nice semi autos for carry but for some reason when I put my gun on lately for the day I grab one of my Wheel guns. Maybe it is because I am getting old and have gone back to where it all started. Any way, have any of you gone back to revolvers?
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    have any of you gone back to revolvers?
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    Yep,
    Two days now, grabbed my little j-frame and nemesis pocket holster and away we went.
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    I do go on a revolver only snit occasionally and carry either my Ruger SP101 .357 magnum, my S&W Bodyguard .38 Special +P or my Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special. I really don't have a good reason as to why either, save perhaps for the fact that I still do enjoy my revolvers.
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    Haven't gone "back" to carrying revolvers, but I do quite often chose to carry my LCR over my Kahr PM9.
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    After starting with a revolver in the mid-1970s, I frequently toted a 1911 for some years, but never completely stopped carrying a revolver. These days it's all revolver, all the time.
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    I guess the fact that I like to carry a revolver makes me an "old guy" trapped in a young guy's body. I like carrying my security six and my LCR. If it's just a quick trip to the store it's the LCR or if i'm going somewhere to or from work since I only want 1 gun in the truck due to break ins @ work.

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    I started with a Glock 30, but find myself more often than not carrying one of my (many) J frames. You cannot beat the weight, ease of carry, and reliability of a revolver. Carry safely. Bunker
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    Also admire revolvers

    Although I probably carry a semiauto more than half the time, I have always admired revolvers for carry and have a number of suitable candidates that I sometimes carry. The things I like about revolvers for carry include:

    1. The shape of a revolver conceals very well compared to a semi auto. People make much over the thick cylinder on a revolver, but the grip area and barrel are thinner than most semiautos, and the entire revolver has rounded contours, so it does not tend to snag or print on cover garments like the sharper corners on a semiauto.

    2. The reliability of a revolver generally exceeds that of most semiautos, in my experience.

    3. Revolvers are simple - no safeties or decockers to mess with, no feeding problems, you can see if it is loaded or not.

    4. You can shoot a quick DA shot at close range with heavier trigger pull, or thumb cock for a light single action shot at a distance.

    5. You can shoot a wide variety of ammo types in the same revolver, especially if it is a .357 magnum.

    6. The 5 or 6 shots in a typical revolver are enough for me and my anticipated needs - I am not hung up on high capacity. And you can carry a small back up revolver if you want.

    7. I have found revolvers to be fully as accurate as semiautos.
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    I still juggle back and forth between my SA XD40 SC and my S&W Airweight.
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    I carried my Glock 23 forever and for the last few years carried two or three different pistols... Now I carry a LCR as my primary and my BUG is a PM40, does that count.
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    Here in Orlando it`s the weather thing. Hot= 642 and Uncle Mike`s in the front shorts pocket. Cool=Shoulder holster under a light jacket with a RIA 1911. Works for me.

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    I had been carrying semi's and one day, I did a timed accuracy test with a few semi's vs revolvers at a decent distance. This is unload them as fast as you can, timing it, and examing accuracy as well. After seeing the difference between a small circle and accuracy with the revolvers vs the semi's , although not bad to fairly good with the semi's ... it was obvious I was much more accurate with the revolver. I thought .... I should be carrying the revolvers. Since then, the majority of the time I have a 7-shot .357 on me.
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    I carry my LCR every day. Once I get the LC9 to a place where I am comfortable I may alternate, but right now 5 rounds of .357 suit me just fine, if I go remote the G29 is my sidekick.

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    I switched from Kahr PM9 and Glock 27 to S&W 642 and Colt Commando. They just seem to fill the defensive carry role better for me personally. And there's just something about them. I guess it's growing up as a kid in the 70s with Dirty Harry and all the old movies and shows.
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