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Who Feels Under Gunned or Out Gunned Carrying a Revolver.

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; Dont feel outgunned or under gunned with my SP101, .357, at all. I will admit to carrying an auto (.45) when the situation warrants it ...

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    Dont feel outgunned or under gunned with my SP101, .357, at all. I will admit to carrying an auto (.45) when the situation warrants it though.
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    I don't feel under gunned with my 442; I read somewhere the FBI says most situations are resolved with less than 5 shots. I carry my SR9c when I go to the city.

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    I have and shoot both revolvers and pistols in defensive calibers. For a good while I was carrying a S&W 640 (.357) and for most encounters that would require a handgun be employed, it will do the trick fabulously. However, I have noted a trend in perpdom that multiple perps and flash mobs are a thing to be concerned with. Yes, I agree the liklihood of being involved in a situation where more than 5 is not enough is extremely low, but I like to be prepared - an old Boy Scout habit.

    Given that I can conceal a G30 or a PT-145 as easily, or possibly a bit easier, than my S&W 640 and that either has more than twice the firepower on board with a full chamber and mag and that reloads are faster, I have moved to the auto-loaders. Carrying a brace of extra mags I have 31 rounds with the PT-145 or 37 rounds with the G-30 (carrying G21 spare mags). I hope never to have to use my weapon and if I do, I certainly hope not to need many rounds, but given that I don't have to use all the rounds I am carrying, but I can't use more than I have, I have found carrying autoloaders to be my preference. That said, I carried my 640 yesterday and did not feel ill at ease.
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    When I lived in a city with no car, I felt way under gunned with a revolver. I carried my Sig 229 .40 with spare mag, as well as a pair of snubbies. One on my weak side, one on my ankle.

    Now that I am near my vehicle at almost all times my Sig is just for fighting to my rifle and shotgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathanimal View Post
    When I lived in a city with no car, I felt way under gunned with a revolver. I carried my Sig 229 .40 with spare mag, as well as a pair of snubbies. One on my weak side, one on my ankle.

    Now that I am near my vehicle at almost all times my Sig is just for fighting to my rifle and shotgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    It's not debatable, for all the years I have been shooting a revolver is for sure more accurate.
    It's the opposite for me, but then much depends on the revolvers vs. the autos you are using too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I doubt anyone "plans" on missing a lot but what one plans for and what actually happens are two totally different things.
    Like the old saying goes, "Wanna hear GOD laugh, make plans."
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    Although I do not use to carry a revolver I do not feel undergunned carrying one. However, if I knew I am going to be in a very bad situation my sidearm will be a 1911 or a BHP.
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    For me, it's having the confidence that I can put the round where it needs to go that helps me overcome the thoughts of only having five rounds to start off with. That coupled with the fact that, I feel the revolver is purely a self defense gun and not so much of a combat pistol... If I'm going into combat, and I know I'm going into combat, it's my shotgun and a couple of my high capacity "combat" pistols that will be accompanying me for that melee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I doubt anyone "plans" on missing a lot but what one plans for and what actually happens are two totally different things.
    My only plan is carrying my gun. Because I always have my target in sight before I shoot, and always hit my target, I would never be so foolish as to fire a round without having a target to hit. Reality, not Hollywood.

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    I feel better with autos. part of it is is that I don't like the way revolvers feel in my hand. The other part is the lack of ammo and the slow reloads. Between adrenaline dump, the BG moving and me moving I figure at least 3 rounds expended per person. This isn't the square range, there won't be any of this 2 rounds and reassess. Then figure in the fact that there's a good chance they're on something and the rising trend towards 2 to 3 BGs in each encounter makes the less you have to reload the better. I'll stick with a G30 with G21 mags for reloads or a G19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
    My only plan is carrying my gun. Because I always have my target in sight before I shoot, and always hit my target, I would never be so foolish as to fire a round without having a target to hit. Reality, not Hollywood.
    Assuming that because you always hit your target during practice that the same will hold true in a true defensive scenario is, in my opinion, misguided at best and potentially deadly at worse. "Hollywood" states that you can gun down targets on a roof top 100 yards away in the pitch black of night at a full sprint with a snubbie. Reality states that the average self defense shooting takes place between 5-7 yards and there are more misses then there are hits. Do the math.

    I am not saying that a snubbie is a bad CCW option. I am only stating that basing that choice off of your givin plan of "I don't plan on missing a lot" is a bad idea.
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    I'm reading lots of "I feel perfectly safe carrying a revolver, but will carry a semi when really expecting trouble" on this thread. That particular logic eludes me.
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    I feel well armed with a revolver. But I always carry at least 2 guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I'm reading lots of "I feel perfectly safe carrying a revolver, but will carry a semi when really expecting trouble" on this thread. That particular logic eludes me.
    I think its more along the line of "I feel perfectly safe carrying a revolver but giving the choice I would prefer a semi". My point of view is this. Carry the most firepower that you can for a given situation. Generally speaking I would prefer to carry a Kahr PM9/CM9 to a 5 shot snubbie. For close to the same size and weight of most snubbies your getting 2 extra rounds, generally a better trigger and a overall faster reload. My main gripe against the PM9 was cost but since they released the CM9 at a lower price point I cant really knock on them any more. I admit, I did feel a bit under gunned when I carried my SP101 as my primary. Was I REALLY undergunned? Probably not. But I have learned this - Carrying is less about what your carrying and how your carrying it and more about how you feel about carrying it. I feel better armed with a Glock 26 with a glock 17 mag as backup. Am I better armed? That is debatable. For the majority of situation I would need to deploy my CCW in... probably not. Does it make me FEEL better armed and thus more comfortable in my choice? Yep. So that is what I carry. If you carry a snubbie and your confident in that choice then you have made a good choice.
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