This is a discussion on The Importance Of Having A Revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 Most street punks are NOT going to stick around once the first round is fired. Punks look for the ...
For me, lately I'm carrying a PM9 and a LCP, one in each front pocket. With my big ol' tree trunk thighs, I need the flatter profile of the pistol instead of the revolver.
The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
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Usual carry - Ruger SP101 .357 DAO snub + LCR .38
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An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.
I love both but carry either SP101 or S&W Mod 60 ,speed strips, flashlight an a strider LMF hope I never fall in a lake, Before anybody asks one the Smith is ported I use 357 in that one an 38 +ps in the SP
Revolvers are good, basically, and I have a few of them. SInce I have some .38 Special stockpiled I've been concealed-carrying my Colt Agent and Charter Arms 'Off Duty', though in some situations I'll take the old S&W 28 .357 out if I feel something heftier is warranted, or a couple of others in my collection like an Astra Terminator .44 I sort of lucked into awhile back.
For several years I only had a 22mag revolver that wasnt a CC gun. I carried semi autos everytime I went out.
Early last year I bought my .357 more out of curiosity than anything. After taking it to the range and putting several hundred rounds through it ive fell in love with it. Since then its become my comfy to carry, go to gun. I purposely bought the 7 shot taurus model to even my odds against a semi auto and hardly ever fall back to carrying my semi autos.
I just picked up my .44 today as a bear gun and like it so much, I will be carrying it for a while in place of the .357. Theres just something magical, perhaps simply nostalgic about a revolver. Im using 44 specials for carry and figure the stopping power of that nice wide bullet will be beneficial if the need arises.
Some people are revolver people, some are not. You'll have to make that determination.
The police service six is a great revolver.
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I'd buy the Ruger if the price is good.The security -six,speed six are built like a tank and you won't wear it out
.Ruger stopped making security=six ,speed -six in 1983.My stainless still looks like I just bought it.They were
replaced with the stout sp101 which I buy in a second as I am a ruger revolver guy.My s+w revolver seems
so fine in comparision and the prices $650 for bodyguard ,lazer ,bobbed hammer is excellent carry.Why
the lazer I don't know but I'd shoot at the light.Some may see this type of site as advantage but I don't.
...agreed on the Rugers...just picked up another...SP101 .357 w/factory bobbed hammer...true DAO...
...would trade it even for the stainless Speed Six...best revolver I ever owned...mine was 4"...Ruger then and Ruger now!!!
My first gun was a S&W 686 + 4 inch. Still my favorite. I carry it alot, it's also my house gun. I like the idea of a revolver as a nightstand gun. If your woke in the middle of the night with a BG in your room I think a revolver is better as you don't have to worry about FTF/FTF due to a compromised grip.
Just last month I injured the index finger of my off hand, 10 stiches. Racking the slide and griping a Semi-Auto was out of the question. I could still nicely group .357's one handed with my 686. Many of you may train to shoot your semi-auto one handed but I think a revolver is inherently better for that application.
I would not feel compleat without a revolver in my collection. I want another, debateing between a model 60 or 2.5 inch 686.
I like both semis and revolvers. I know many people cant understand the desire to own or use a revovler. I bought my first .357 about 20years ago. I have a love affar not only with the revolver but with the .357. Whil we dont have tons of firearms we do have 3 .357s. Me and the wife are about to purchase our first semi-auto's. So often people are very negative against revolvers. There is always the capacity thing. And while I know speed loaders arent as quick as slamming in a magazine with practice they arent that slow either. Being a newbie here I'll try to tread carefully. While I'm not against high capacity in a civillian self defense it will most likely be differant than if I was in military or a LEO. People often talk about catastrophic failures with a revolver. If you keep your revolver maintain the catastrophic failures are very very slim. Just my 2 cents. A book I really enjoyed was Grant Cunninghams book of Revolvers. Its a good read.
Only one auto loader I own now and the other 8 are revolvers. I guess I like revolvers a lot more.
The police are not there to protect you from crime, they are there to arrest the guy after the crime has been committed, assuming they find him. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.
I have a SP101, DAO and I have a S&W 686+ on lay-a-way. The 686 will be taking over bedside gun for my 1911. I really trust revolvers more and the wife may have to pick up a gun at some point and she sure isnt going to learn the manual of arms for the 1911.
The 1911 is an antiquated weapons system but then again, so am I.
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