This is a discussion on Saturday Night Specials within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Honestly, I think the stats would surprise you. The bad guys know that their guns are going to be used. They know that their life ...
Honestly, I think the stats would surprise you. The bad guys know that their guns are going to be used. They know that their life will probably depend on the firearms. They aren't carrying junk. They may not have $2000 1911s, but they aren't carrying Ravens or Jennings either. What they have with them will go bang when they need it to.
"The only people I like besides my wife and children are Marines."
- Lt. Col. Oliver North
Probably not the best choice, but depending on what one's finances might be, it is better than an empty holster.
sometimes you get what pay for,sometimes you over pay for a name brand.....I've had problmes w/ smith and wesson,Dan Wesson,and have had Taurus's and Rossi's that have been flawless..go figure.
"Just because I'm paranoid,doesn't mean they're NOT after me...."
Back in the day, I've seen things go bang that were held together with duct tape and/or baling wire. Scary on both ends, and not for me, but if it's all you got?
NRA, USPSA SS & Lim-10
Blessed are they who, faced with danger, think only of the front sight. J. Cooper
The better the gun, the better the odds of it going bang. Now, these aren't real stats below, just numbers to illustrate a point
a good gun goes bang 99.99 out of 100. Cost - $500
a 'bad' gun goes bang ' 90 times out of 100 - Cost -$75
having nothing goes bang 0 times out of 100 - Cost ??????
You don't have 500 bucks, nor will you for a good while. You DO have 75 bucks though.
Odds of it working are much better than nothing.
The old quote, "a hit with a .22 beats a miss with a .45" comes to mind. In my experience, the Raven is not a very dependable firearm. There are other more inexpensive firearms out there with a better historty of dependability. I believe that the old debate over calibers, should not have as much weight as it does.