Revolvers vs. Autos for cc?

Revolvers vs. Autos for cc?

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    Question Revolvers vs. Autos for cc?

    Which do you think is better for concealed carry, revolvers or autos?

    Thanks fer the input


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    Whichever the carrier can shoot the best and carry the most comfortably.

    Which is better purple or orange?

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    You may find some of the replies in this thread worth reading:
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    That is entirely dependent on your ability to hande a firearm.

    If you shoot alot, practice, and can manipulate everything on a semi -auto,there is no reason to not carry one as long as it is 100 percent reliable.

    If you do none of the above or dont care to, then the revolver is the way to go as you just pull the trigger and shoot, there is nothing to remember.

    Semi's...flatter,hold more, take a bit more practice.
    Revolvers,harder to conceal, limited capacity with longer reload times and virtually foolproof.
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    Whatever you're more comfortable with.

    Seriously. They both have their positives & negatives, and what works for some people won't work for others. I carry autos more than revolvers, but I am nowhere near foolish enough to say a revolver is a bad choice for carry.

    Heck, I know more than a few people who carry one of each--and not always auto primary/revolver backup; one buddy carries a 4" 686 primary and a Glock 26 as backup.
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    This is one of those questions to which there is no wrong answer. The one you are most comfortable with is the right one for you.

    I carried a S&W 2" Chief's Special for several years. I now carry an XD 9sc. I much prefer the XD - more rounds, higher performance, better accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Revolvers,harder to conceal
    All depends on body type, IMO. Easier for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg12 View Post
    Which is better purple or orange?
    Well personally I like my grapes purple and my oranges hmmmmm, orange.......
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    Yeah I know the smallers ones arent so bad. I've got a 5 shot .38 that hides well.

    A full sized one would take a bit more to hide though.
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    Oh geez.

    It's no secret that I like Revolvers and usually carry a 3" GP100 off duty. To make up for the lack of capacity I also carry an SP101 and a 442.

    I sometimes carry my Glock 19 off duty, or even my 1911. I find Revolvers easier to hide, and for me easier to shoot well. I can shoot just about any gun to an "acceptable" standard, but am a "hair" better with the Revolver. Maybe that's because I started on them years ago back in the day when Autoloaders were called "jamamatics".

    Even when I carry the Glock or the 1911 I still have a wheelie as a BUG, even if I have another Auto as a BUG. . Most, but certainly not all, gunfights in the civilian world are settled with less than five rounds. If I need more than the five or six in my gun, I grab another gun.

    I also like Revolvers because of the variety of ammo they can handle and if it doesn't go BANG when I pull the trigger, I just pull it again. No, "Tap, Rack, Bang" drill for this kid.

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    For me personally I prefer a semi auto for CC, simply because they are easier to conceal and they have a higher capacity, YMMV.

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    All a matter of personal preference. Each has their own advantages depending on your needs and skills. Simplest is the revolver, as mentioned earlier, but then not everyone can shot the small ones well, or hide a larger one. I've got autos and revolvers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishhunter828 View Post
    Which do you think is better for concealed carry, revolvers or autos?
    Criteria I think are important:
    • What can I competently handle and use?
    • What has controls I can effectively manipulate?
    • What is reliable enough to save my life, if need be?
    • What has sufficient firepower and enough rounds to meet my minimum requirements?
    • What conceals well enough, given my mode of dress and desired holster method?
    • What is light enough to carry all day, every day, year in/out without tiring?


    For me, a mid-sized (think: 1911 Commander) semi-auto with 10+ rounds, with controls suitable for a lefty. Out of the range of ~60 pistols I have handled in the past 15yrs, only a small handful have fit really well. Only two have met each of the above criteria and survived a year of "torture" testing. For me, the CZ P-01 9mm semi-auto works just fine. It's a tad thick for my tastes, but in all other respects matches well with my goals.

    What will seem "best" to you depends completely on your criteria, which may well differ from mine. As well, what fits in your hands depends on nobody's opinion. It must fit you, nothing less.
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    I carry both as they are equally reliable. I say get whatever you can afford these days with the high price of gas and groceries and all.
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