Why do I 'need' a revolver?

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    Why do I 'need' a revolver?

    I need some justification to get a revolver over another semi for my next pistol. Looking at a SP101 snubby maybe... (something around 400 bucks)

    any help? :D

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    It's a great excuse to branch out and you might learn to like and trust the breed.

    One neato revolver would be more fun than another semi.
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    Because I don't have one is the excuse I normally use.

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    Only you can justify purchasing a revolver. I guess you could use the reason of "now I own a revolver" as justification.

    I mostly carry a S&W 642 Airweight .38 special. For no real reason I have always liked revolvers.

    Or find one of these..... Its a revolver and it is semi-auto.
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    For a more diverse gun collection and because they are fun to shoot! Also a revolver can be a very effective carry piece.
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    You don't need one but they sure are nice to have.

    My Smith and Wesson Model 13 with two speedloaders is at my side for every single trip I make. I don't know why...other than the fact that I love it and shoot it well. I carry my autos around the home base but when I go off somewhere this beauty is always by my side. Maybe it's the degree of comfort and respect I have for it.



    I agree with bmcgilvray, I love my autos and have many of them, but the ol' nickel .357 not only tends to draw more attention at the range but also is absolutely sublime and insanely fun to shoot at the range with .38 special target loads. Try out a good wheelgun for yourself and maybe you'll have the same reaction.
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    Because they have style and 380ACP is right they do get more attention. Here is my favorite a 66-1 2.5"

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    How about because you want to.

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    Because you can, you want one, etc. skies the limit when it comes to excuses.

    I don't hunt, have no desire to use a .357 magnum as a home defense, and sure as hell can't conceal carry it, but that didn't stop me from buying a 6 inch GP100. :D
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    - They're fun (as previously discussed).
    - It allows you to learn a new manual of arms. (Think of it as learning to drive a stick-shift in the 21st century. You probably don't need the skill, but "what-if"?)
    - The .38/.357 is extremely versatile in the range of loads it can effectively use.
    - A $400 revolver is going to be a lot cooler than a $400 semi-auto.

    DISCLAIMER: Once the bug bites you, revolvers are addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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    Who cares about need, if it is something you want just go ahead and get it. And if it absolutely positively must be a semi-auto but you really want a revolver you can get a Webley/Fosbery semi-auto revolver.

    Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver - YouTube
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    They're classy!!
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    Because they're just so doggone much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver
    Ooh, the gun that was used to killed Miles Archer and Floyd Thursby!
    Last edited by OD*; August 30th, 2012 at 09:31 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Ooh, the gun that killed Miles Archer and Floyd Thursby!
    Correction: Ooh, the gun that was used to kill Miles Archer and Floyd Thursby. MAJOR pet peeve, the gun did not do the killing but was USED to kill.
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