should I switch to revolvers?

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    should I switch to revolvers?

    ok I have had some terrible luck with cc semis. first I had a pf9, and had nothing but problems. now I have a Beretta nano that I have already sent back to Beretta once and I took it to the range this morning and had more issues with FTEs AND FTFs! I just cant seen to win. I do like my Beretta but not enough to carry it now. I just dont trust it. and I had a really nice yogo tokarve that I really liked and it had a vary badly milled barrel ( if you know much on the history of these guns you know what i mean) and there were others. as a matter of fact the only great functioning flawless semi ive ever owned was a rock island 1911. I just recently. got a Taurus 650 cia 357 that I freakin love! and will become my new everyday carry . so whats your opinion/advice on GOOD OUT OF THE BOX. semis? or should i just just say screw it and stick with some sweet wheel guns? dont just say get a glock.

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    If you had luck in the past with a 1911, there are many you can use out of the box.

    I also have a S&W Shield that is great out of the box, and though I don't like the ergonomics, many people swear by Glocks.

    There are a ton of options for semi-auto pistols for CC that are great shooters and reliable out of the box, but I'd recommend trying some others before you give up completely.
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    I am fairly new to the CC world and didn't have much money to spend. I am not one of those on this and other forums who are of the opinion that I will buy a gun, try it out and if I don't like it, sell it and buy another. I want to be safe; I don't want to be in the gun buying business.

    I know they have gotten a bad rap in the past, but I decided on a SCCy 9mm. They run about $300 OTD and come with a lifetime warranty. I got mine and about a week later took it to the range. I have run a total of about 200 rounds through it (just scored 3 boxes of FMJ this morning at WW) without one FTE or FTF. Nothing.

    I can't say enough good about it. It is light, 15 oz empty, holds 10+1 and comes with two magazines. Nuff said.
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    image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg revolvers are just to much fun to hold an shoot

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    I didn't have major reliability problems with my autos (except for my PF9 too) and made the switch to revolvers. They feel better in my hand and have less reliablity issues. I feel fine with just 5 rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg revolvers are just to much fun to hold an shoot
    I agree. If you are comfortable with wheelguns they are as viable today as they were when me and every other cop in the U.S. carried them. If semi-autos are your cup of tea then I would have to recommend Glock. Its really hard to beat their simplicity and function.
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    I agree. If you are comfortable with wheelguns they are as viable today as they were when me and every other cop in the U.S. carried them. If semi-autos are your cup of tea then I would have to recommend Glock. Its really hard to beat their simplicity and function.[/QUOTE]

    I just recently got my first revolver, and I would say that it was the first gun that I picked up and immediately knew that I had to own it. sure I liked all the other guns I bought or I wouldnt have bought them, but ther was something about that wheel gun that just felt great!

    also, whem you carry a wheel gun do you carry any speed clips or loaders?

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    Speed strips, an bring them to the range an only reload from them. You get real fast with them.
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    well.... first,,, send me tha nano and I will end your misery with it : seriously though beretta has great CS.... it sucks but they will make it right one way or another. I bought a neos bout 6 years ago that all out of whack, they tinkered with and couldnt get it right so they sent me a brand new one off the line. As far as switching, I carry both. My lcr is my lightweight and super discreet carry and my SR40C is my High cap carry. Oh, and I thtrow a G22 in for fun sometimes lol. Go with what you know and what gives you the most confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmjoy View Post
    ok I have had some terrible luck with cc semis. first I had a pf9, and had nothing but problems. now I have a Beretta nano that I have already sent back to Beretta once and I took it to the range this morning and had more issues with FTEs AND FTFs! I just cant seen to win. I do like my Beretta but not enough to carry it now. I just dont trust it. and I had a really nice yogo tokarve that I really liked and it had a vary badly milled barrel ( if you know much on the history of these guns you know what i mean) and there were others. as a matter of fact the only great functioning flawless semi ive ever owned was a rock island 1911. I just recently. got a Taurus 650 cia 357 that I freakin love! and will become my new everyday carry . so whats your opinion/advice on GOOD OUT OF THE BOX. semis? or should i just just say screw it and stick with some sweet wheel guns? dont just say get a glock.


    Revolvers are very viable handguns to carry for self defense. There are several, who do carry revolvers, on this forum. I just found a Colt Cobra 2" at a show yesterday...good gut guns...

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    A little bit of friendly advice........ Get you a BIGGER pistol. On a percentage basis, those small pocket 380's and 9's are much more unreliable than larger firearms. You don't have to go to a service size pistol to find reliability. Compact and some subcompact pistols are as reliable as the sunrise/sunset. The smallest pistol I personally would carry is a Glock 26/27. I have a Gen 3 Glock 26 with over 5,000 error free rounds through it.....never a failure. Revolvers are fine, but you can stay with a pistol and still have a dependable firearm with a larger capacity. Just resist the urge to buy the newest, smallest pistol you can find. Go with something a little older and a model that has stood the test of time.....there are many out there by Glock, Springfield, Smith and Wesson, etc..
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    Carry what you're confident in. If you want a semi, nothing wrong with carrying the 1911 or get a Glock - you can get the grip changed if you want. If you're gonna carry a revolver, I'd spend a whole lot of time practicing reloading.

    You and Rollo should team up and apply to the manufacturers as gun testers.
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    While I like my Glocks and other semi-autos, I am more comfortable with a revolver. I shoot them better, they conceal better for me (my revolver stocks are thinner than a double stack mag), and I prefer the calibers revolvers come in (357 mag, 44 mag, 45 Colt). While I've never had real problems with a Glock, I have once in a while fired them with less-than-perfect holds, resulting in a failure to eject. Easy to clear, but I don't like any malfunctions if avoidable.

    I do carry a pair of speedloaders on the belt (as long as I can wear a non-tucked shirts). I've started shooting a revolver in IDPA to make sure that I get a ton of practice in reloading, but once I got the hang of it, reloading isn't such a big deal. Besides, I still believe that in a real world scenario, I'm more likely to run out of time before I run out of ammo.

    I think revolvers are a fine choice.
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    Cool

    I carry a Glock 23 for an EDC.

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    However I do throw a revolver into the rotation every now and then and I like HKS speed loaders because I used them on the job before semi autos became the rage in the 80's.

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    get an M&P 9C and you will be good to go (you said no Glocks which would have been my first choice).

    Not sure how you can base your decision to throw in the towell on semi-autos based on your limited history with them.
    All the guns you have listed are subject to issues and may require some extra work/range time to get running 100%....but
    they are machines, and can be made to work properly if you will invest the time.

    ....every new shooter that I take to the range hates my Glocks, and loves my M&P 9C and end up buying that as their first pistol.
    Feels great in the hand, dead nuts accurate, and as reliable out of the box as the day is long.

    ...and when my local Sheriffs Office starts carrying revolvers as a primary weapon again, I just might consider carrying one.......
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