From 30 yrs of wheels to semi auto

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    Geez guys, one little misspeeled word and look what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Geez guys, one little misspeeled word and look what happens.

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    .357 snub next to the bed ...

    ... and a hi-capacity 9mm for carry. The semi-autos are comforting for two reasons - their flatter profile makes for easier waistband carry, and the Hi-capacity is very reassuring.

    When I was in the police academy, we studied a California Highway Patrol shootout that took place in 1970 in the town of Newhall. Two bad guys murdered four officers in a 4 and 1/2 minute shootout. The four revolver armed officers hit one suspect once.

    When its dark and I'm bleary eyed with sleep, I want the simplicity of a revolver. When I'm alert and on the street, I want a semi-auto. My CZ-75B has 17 rounds available before a mag change.

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    Revolvers make you practice harder when you have to get everyone with five shots.

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    I like revolvers, but I don't own any myself. I surely wouldn't mind picking up a S&W M19, though. There's enough fine history with that gun to make up for that crazy spinning part.

    Besides, you can't shoot snakeshot out of a semi-auto... well, not more than one at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith&Wessonfan View Post
    Revolvers make you practice harder when you have to get everyone with five shots.
    I have to disagree here...Accusing everyone who carries a higher capacity handgun of being lax in training is a pretty broad and patently false statement.

    All having 5 rounds means is that you have 5 rounds. You would hope it would equate to a lot of training, but it certainly is no guarantee. Mindset, time, money, et cetera will determine how much and how hard you practice: I would posit that the SAS trains "harder" than most of us, and their normal sidearm holds 15+1 or 13+1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryARK View Post
    ... and a hi-capacity 9mm for carry. The semi-autos are comforting for two reasons - their flatter profile makes for easier waistband carry, and the Hi-capacity is very reassuring.

    When I was in the police academy, we studied a California Highway Patrol shootout that took place in 1970 in the town of Newhall. Two bad guys murdered four officers in a 4 and 1/2 minute shootout. The four revolver armed officers hit one suspect once.

    When its dark and I'm bleary eyed with sleep, I want the simplicity of a revolver. When I'm alert and on the street, I want a semi-auto. My CZ-75B has 17 rounds available before a mag change.
    I do prefer a revolver for home defense. I feel fine with my 642 as far as carrying, but would feel just a little better with 10 rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robere View Post
    Anyone been a "wheelie head" for a long time, then make the change for ccw?
    Had a S&W 442 for a decade, though I also had a large-cap semi-auto 9mm pistol for plinking. Turns out that the "plinker" was so excellent that it swayed me to the realization that I could conceal better and have two or three times the ammo. Now, I'm 100% semi-auto. I'll only carry something that's 100% reliable, or at least as near as can be. The CZ P01 9mm has turned out to be just that.
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    I am the opposite. Twenty years ago I was born on a Colt .45 in the Marine Corps and have owned Glocks and other Semi Autos since then. Having (what I think) mastered the Semi Auto, I have turned my attention to the revolver and picked up a 442 after attending a class at S&W.

    Maybe it's just a phase, but boy did I miss out. I wish I bought one sooner. On duty it's still a Glock but off duty it's pocket carry that is now my favorite carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I am the opposite. Twenty years ago I was born on a Colt .45 in the Marine Corps and have owned Glocks and other Semi Autos since then. Having (what I think) mastered the Semi Auto, I have turned my attention to the revolver and picked up a 442 after attending a class at S&W.

    Maybe it's just a phase, but boy did I miss out. I wish I bought one sooner. On duty it's still a Glock but off duty it's pocket carry that is now my favorite carry.
    Well we'll see how it goes for me. I'm waiting on my holster ( K&D ) for my XD40SC , then need to practice with it before I carry it, so it'll be towards the end of the summer before I carry my first semi-auto.
    I love my 642 and can shoot it over and over with no problem. I shoot with some friends and when I ask them if they want to shoot the 642, they always pass. They say its "too much". I can hit well with it and the recoil doesnt bother me..

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