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Simple Poll...Revolver or SemiAuto

This is a discussion on Simple Poll...Revolver or SemiAuto within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have the option of carrying either. For most needs a snubbie will get the nod. I seem to shoot them quite well and enjoy ...

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  • Revolver

    47 17.47%
  • Semi-Automatic

    174 64.68%
  • Both get equal time in my carry rotation

    48 17.84%
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    It's all good

    I have the option of carrying either. For most needs a snubbie will get the nod. I seem to shoot them quite well and enjoy their simplicity for daily use. I also carry a small LCP when nothing else will do and am confident of, and with a small .380 pistol. I have been playing a lot with a Kahr PM with night sights recently and as much as I like it, I just tend to find revolvers more comforting. I bought the Kahr thinking it would be easier to carry and conceal but the J frames just seem better/easier.

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    I've been dabbling in carrying a 1911 in 2012 more than any time in 15 years but still find the revolver suits best.
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    Re: Simple Poll...Revolver or SemiAuto

    Tough one.

    I'm almost split down the middle. Both see about equal carry time.
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    XD-S. 'cause I don't like looking like I'm happy to see everyone.

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    Semi for me.
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    I was a revolver guy most of my life. Carried one or another for over 30 years. Switched to a pistol in 2008. Been pistol only since then. Old guys can learn new tricks!
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    Anybody who's lucky enough to have both semi-autos & wheel guns in their EDC rotation, is clearly lucky...enough.

    My widely-varying daily agenda often requires; different dress codes, different vehicles & different points of view on EDC. For me, one gun DOESN'T do it all.
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    G36 or G21sf.

    I carry a semi-auto for a bunch of reasons: (1) accuracy (2) reliability (3) capacity (4) speed of reload (5) easy to maintain. Some folks may disagree with me about reliability, but a well-maintained semi-automatic weapon loaded with proven ammunition fired by a trained, competent shooter is just as reliable as the same shooter firing a revolver.

    I will confess, however, that sometimes I get nostalgic and think it would be fun to carry my S&W Model 29. But then I come back to reality; carrying a weapon is not about's about surviving a lethal force encounter possibly involving multiple assailants. My semi-autos afford me the highest probability of accomplishing that objective.
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    I consider the Glock 19 to be the most practical carry piece I own. It gets the most play to that purpose followed by one of my snub revolvers.

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    I carry revolver / semi-auto about 50/50, but I do have 2 semi-auto and only 1 revolver that I have strictly for CC. Out of any one gun, revolver gets the most holster time.
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    I carry both at different times. My SP101 is small and light weight while my 1911s are heavier and dont hide as well. I dont feel undergunned with either but then again I am trying to disengage rather than engage. Unless I am home that is but then I am fighting my way to a long gun there (which isnt to far away from anywhere in my home).
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    Snubnose .357 is my everyday choice
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    If I'm actively carrying, it's usually my semi-auto as it is a bit more comfortable. If it is a situation whenI will need to leave it in the car most of the time, I usually pick up the revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigarm View Post

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    I currently have a semi, but I'm hoping to make one of my upcoming purchases a wheel-gun.
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