This is a discussion on Who Feels Under Gunned or Out Gunned Carrying a Revolver. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Mine is a 7 shot revolver, the 5 shot .... is the back up. So, not too concerned for most situations. 12 shots without reloading. ...
Mine is a 7 shot revolver, the 5 shot .... is the back up. So, not too concerned for most situations. 12 shots without reloading.
Also carry higher capacity semi's .
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I think the revolver is just fine for everyday carry. It will do it's job when you need it too, and five shots is plenty for anything the average citizen might encounter. I agree with C Hawk, revolvers are very accurate, even when only with a 2 inch barrel. The issue folks have is that the sight radius is so short, and thus that makes it harder to quickly and easily get an accurate sight picture unless you practice practice practice.
Has anyone here seen 'The Way of The Gun'? Talk about an epic snub nosed v 1911 gunfight at the end of that movie.
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"60% of the time...it works every time..." -Brian Fantana
I'd never feel under-gunned or outgunned with a revolver.
Although I don't carry one - for sheer firepower I've gone with semi-autos - a 5-round S&W J-Frame would suit me just fine, in .38 sp or higher. The reason is that in most cases, as you'll know from reading Armed Citizen and similar, the mere presentation of the firearm will promptly end most engagements.
If you do have to open fire, there's no rule that says you have to hang around and ensure the BG(s) has been extirpated. Depending on circumstances, I'd want to get off the X and find a better location. For such cases and similar, a revolver offers accurate and reliable defense.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
Its only people who don't carry and shoot revolvers that think carrying a revolver leaves you somehow under-gunned.
I carry revolvers and semi-auto handguns but the increased number of rounds in a semi is not what gives me the "warm fuzzy", its the fact that I can shoot either well that does.
I look at any handgun as a weapon of last resort......not as a weapon to get into firefights with guys carrying Ak's. I can still run away pretty fast with my handgun with me
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
If you feel undergunned or outgunned carrying a revolver you probably are. I personally do not. If you can present and shoot a revolver with skill and you have what it takes in your own personal makeup to fight and win I don't feel you are undergunned carrying a revolver. This is often discussed on forums and is most likely a debate that can't be won.Who Feels Under Gunned or Out Gunned Carrying a Revolver.
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I carry a m36. It has a very specific purpose. It is not for gunfights or warfare. Just last -ditch defense at very short range under dreadful circumstances. No safety to forget how to operate in the fog of fear. No failures due to ammo. It has the simplest of all operating rules- point, pull trigger. I am a total amateur, and I think the snub revolver is the gun for total amateurs.
Six for sure...Uh, I mean Five. Five for sure..
To me under gunned means facing a charging bull pachyderm with a 223.
Out gunned means my opponent is superior in skill.
With a six gun I am happy.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight"
I prefer to carry Revolvers. I carry Two all day every day. I carry reloads for both. I think that will take care of business.