This thread is more of just a curiosity issue for me than anything. Right now I keep the same Springfield Armory 1911A1 that I use as my carry weapon on my night stand along with a led flashlight. However, growing up I worked on my grandma's horse ranch, and watched too many John Wayne movies, so I've always been into the cowboy stuff, yes I know I am in Ohio and will catch hell from you Texas boys, but whatever, I've been roping and riding and wearin cowboy boots for a long time. Anyways, being drawn to such things one of the first pistol i had to buy myself was a .45LC Peacemaker, just had to. So i have a beautiful blued Uberti Cattleman, with the brass backstrap. Its as accurate as I am, and .45LC has a reputation as being able to put down many critters, including the bipedal kind. It is obviously slow on the reload, and doesnt fire as fast as a semi-auto.
But what is yall's opinion, is there any place/situation where a peacemaker makes an acceptable defenseive weapon? Is it a viable nightstand gun, or walk in the woods gun, (as much as I like the thing I'm not even gonna bring up the idea of ccw'ing it with its 5 1/2 inch barrel)? Or are such revolvers nowadays just good for putting holes in paper or maybe deer and their use as defenseive arms has come to an end and been replaced completely? Look forward to see what type of opinions people have on this topic.