Single action revolver carry: Yes, I do

Single action revolver carry: Yes, I do

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    and for driving: crossdraw carry


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    Not very practical for urban area defense, but in rural and around the house heck yeah. Very nice setup BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Not very practical for urban area defense, but in rural and around the house heck yeah. Very nice setup BTW.
    We say tomaytah, he say tomatah.

    As practical as any other large sidearm, I'd say. With the covering garments shown, if that meets the guy's lifestyle and situational needs then I'd say it's fairly practical. To each his own.

    Beautiful look there, too. A practical "long Colt" for the workin' man. Yeah, baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Not very practical for urban area defense, but in rural and around the house heck yeah. Very nice setup BTW.
    +1!

    Wouldn't fit my needs but wish I had one.
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    Single action revolver carry: Yes, I do

    Wow that takes a lot of brass. And a cowboy state of mind. Kudos to you for carrying so. May it serve you just as well as any other gun in an actual incident!

    P.S. Beautiful gun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetChris View Post
    Wow that takes a lot of brass. And a cowboy state of mind. Kudos to you for carrying so. May it serve you just as well as any other gun in an actual incident!

    P.S. Beautiful gun!
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    All those who "know" me on this forum, know that I am interested in many types of firearms. My primary carry will most often be my Glock 26 Gen 4, but on occasion (hiking, camping, range visits, 4 wheeling, barbeques, hunting sidearm and long drives.......) I will/do carry a single action revolver.

    I fully understand the limited capacity, dangers of having to cock before each shot, and FORGET about reloading under pressure!
    But, it is an option for concealed carry, and my lifestyle does allow for some "country carry methods".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Not very practical for urban area defense, but in rural and around the house heck yeah. Very nice setup BTW.
    Just curious, do you say that because of speed or lack of speed in firing multiple rounds or the difficulty in reloading quickly or both?? I took a class with a guy who had a SA revolver, not my cup of tea, but he was good with it and did not feel "out gunned"
    By the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalgunner View Post
    Just curious, do you say that because of speed or lack of speed in firing multiple rounds or the difficulty in reloading quickly or both?? I took a class with a guy who had a SA revolver, not my cup of tea, but he was good with it and did not feel "out gunned"
    By the rest of us.
    I only say that due to the loss of motor-skills during a surprise attack with multiple attackers traveling in packs; which would more likely be hanging in the urban areas. JMO, but the single action revolver is one of the coolest handguns out there, absolutely love um. However, also my opinion; the firearm requiring a full cocking action carried out by a thumb or off hand before it can actually be an effective tool for defense makes it not AS PRACTICAL as it's DA compadre.

    My comment was not intended to be condemning in any way. I feel the same way about someone carrying a semi-auto without a round chambered. I know this from first hand experience. The charging action seriously changes the dynamics for the encounter. Out and about in a rural setting the chances for overly surprising attacks are much more less likely I would think. I could be wrong, heck, it wouldn't be the first or last.


    Almost forgot.. The reloading will end up being the slowest type of reloading for most any handgun I would suspect. I think Jerry Miculek would be slowed down considerably by the old style six shooter.
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    I use to carry my Ruger BlackHawk .45 when deer hunting or woods bumming & I sure never felt unarmed!

    I traded it for a Glock,nothing wrong with the Glock I carry it a lot...but somehow ... that just seemed wrong..
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    Good on you!

    If you are comfortable with that as your carry.
    As for me, My name is not Bob Munden, so that is not even an option.
    I want to at least have a chance
    It would be the equivalent of driving a Yugo around today as an everyday driver.
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    Mernickle holsters and single action revolvers

    As the previous poster said, your holster strongly resembles a Mernickle model PS6 - photo below from the Mernickle website. That is an excellent holster.

    With respect to carrying the gun (Which looks like a 4 inch barrel model) concealed, the advantages are the substantial caliber, the inherent accuracy of a SA revolver, and the intimidating sound of it being cocked, which has a deterrent effect on your threat. In many cases the attacker might change his mind at the last second when facing this gun. If you do have to shoot you have 6 significant shots to end the threat, which should be adequate in 99% of cases.

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    Old School cool ! SA revolvers were putting men down permanently before anyone every did a gun fighting study. I like it !!!
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    When I hike or backback, I normally have a .357 Vaquero. I am very comfortable with it. In an urban setting? Well, maybe not, but I I would know how to use it should I have to.
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