Revolver vs. Semi Automatic Pistol

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    Revolver vs. Semi Automatic Pistol

    Appreciate any comments from those who either went from using a revolver to say a 9mm or use both.

    Having only used and cared for a revolver, (22 cal, 38 cal and 357 cal) I am looking for information regarding semi automatic pistols relating to differences in care and shooting. For example, I am hearing that the user has to pay attention to springs that wear and have to take apart the gun and replace the springs. I am wanting to obtain a Kahr PM9. Unfortunately our area gun range is closed down and nearest one is about an hour and a half away, so I dont get to the range as often as I would like. So I would like some useable information from any of you who could share your knowledge about the practical aspects of the care and shooting of a 9mm vs a revolver.
    Thanks for your time and sharing knowledge.
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    I have used both. Maintenance isn't that hard for either. just a bit different. you may eventually wear out any gun. I find semis easier to conceal, and much easier to carry spare ammo for.
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    I was revo in early carry days - M85 and later SP-101. I transitioned to semi much as anything for capacity and relatively slimmer carry profile.

    That said I carry large (226 ST) so bigger than revo but - no harder to carry for me.

    Care? - well the weak spot with revo is cylinder eject rod (unscrewing) and crud under the star. High primers too can spoil your day.

    Semi's - well, overall cleanliness should about cover things - along with periodic spring replacements for guns with ultra high thruput. Obviously too - the make and model needs a good rep' for reliability and an ammo choice that suits - plus suiting you, the shooter.
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    I carry either just depends on my mood and what I'm doing.

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    I have both, but I plan to carry a semi-auto for the ease of shooting it quickly and accurately. I find my revolvers to be a tad slower to achieve the same accuracy.
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    Personally, as far as care goes, it takes me longer to clean a revolver after 100 rounds than an auto. Neither is difficult to do, just require differant methods.

    The basic advantages to an auto is capacity, and speed of shots, while some revolvers offer slightly better concealability.

    It is more an issue of personal preferance, and depends on your shooting style and experiance. Carry whatever is most comfortable to you.

    I suggest you acquire a good auto, and see how you do with it.
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    Each has their own unique maintenance requirements.

    My favorite line I like to share with everyone here is:

    If you treat your gun like your lawnmower, get a Glock.
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    Thanks everyone for your comments! Guess I will just jump in and go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakshow10mm View Post

    If you treat your gun like your lawnmower, get a Glock.

    Now THAT is a good line.

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