Ive Come Back To The Right Side

Ive Come Back To The Right Side

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    Ive Come Back To The Right Side

    Well, I've done it. I've owned and carried a Glock for the first time. Liked it, and all in all it was a great gun. Just couldn't get over the plastic frame. I just don't like plastic guns. So the Glock had to go. Now I'm all revolvers again. Yay me. I've owned, shot, and traded just about every mainstream handgun out, the Glock was the last on my bucket list. And it almost got me, but that plastic frame just isn't my thing. And sure 13+1 of .40s&w was comforting. But 5 rounds of +p .38 Special is nothing to sneeze at. And I feel very well armed with 5 shots I know for sure are going bang vs 13 maby's. And now I've finally realized. There isn't a semi auto on the market that I would be as happy carrying over my snub. Perhaps a 1911 commander size is in my near future for occational carry, but only when I can manage my snub as a BUG. Not downing autos. Just not for me, at least not for carry anyway. I may add one or two down the road to use as range toys, but for me that's the only use I have for a semi. For social work I'll keep my snub, or maby a nice 4" revolver in cooler weather when clothing will allow.
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    I get the attraction of revolvers, but at least for me the the reloads are *so slow*. Maybe if I practiced them more, but still, it just doesn't hold a candle to slapping in 17 more rounds in a few seconds. Just not a concern for you?

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    Have both, carry either/or. I like my M&P's, the 9c or Shield go with me most of the time. That said, in shorts & t-shirt weather, my Model 36 is much easier to carry and conceal. If the day comes when I don't think five rounds of 38spl+p can get it done, I'll reconsider. But till then,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by brocktice View Post
    I get the attraction of revolvers, but at least for me the the reloads are *so slow*. Maybe if I practiced them more, but still, it just doesn't hold a candle to slapping in 17 more rounds in a few seconds. Just not a concern for you?
    No reloads are not a concern. I've gotten pretty good at using speed strips. And as I have a pair of snubies if I really need a fast reload then I'll just cary both and go with a new York reload. But really if I need more the 5 or in an extreme most 10 rounds I'm probably doing something or going somewhere that I shouldn't be anyways. The what if I'm attacked by a murading gang isn't a concern of mine. And even if it were. I don't think reloading is going to help me anyways. So for me 5 or 10 rounds that I know for sure are going bang is quite enough for me to feel quite secure.
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    Ah, the backup gun. Wish I lived in a state that allows one.
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    I live in New Mexico too, only one gun allowed.
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    If you count the time to load the magazines for your semi-auto pistol, it is no faster than a revolver. I can drop 6 rounds into my revolver pretty quick with a speed loader. Also, for the range, you can purchase trays to hold a bucket of ammo in pattern for a speed loader to pick up, I believe they are called loading blocks. No reason you couldn't make one for you particular revolver out of wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutz View Post
    I live in New Mexico too, only one gun allowed.
    Concealed, anyway.
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    If you don't like plastic auto's may I suggest a Sig. Maybe a 229 or 239?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigIsTheAnswer View Post
    If you don't like plastic auto's may I suggest a Sig. Maybe a 229 or 239?
    Sig are too bulky for my taste. But I have looked pretty hard at the SIG 938. If I were to go with an auto, and it wasn't a compact 1911, then I think the SIG 938 would be up at the top of my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutz View Post
    I live in New Mexico too, only one gun allowed.
    What's up with that?
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    OP, I get it. I've had and used the a Glock pistol since the first ones hit the US shores for sale. They are wonderful guns, but they just don't give me any excitement to own or use.

    Five is fine for me. And once you get comfortable with yourself and what you want, you can separate yourself from the " minions", and actually have and use what you truly love.

    Too much is made of the need to reload in civilian circles, and the market place , gun media, and others who want to cash in has taken advantage of the gull ability and fear of people to the point of creating a group of blibetts and clones incapable of thinking for themselves. Carry that revolver, be your own person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevolverGuy View Post
    Well, I've done it. I've owned and carried a Glock for the first time. Liked it, and all in all it was a great gun. Just couldn't get over the plastic frame. I just don't like plastic guns. So the Glock had to go. Now I'm all revolvers again. Yay me.
    Who would have ever suspected this from someone with the username TheRevolverGuy
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