Self Defense Shooting with Single Action Revolver

Self Defense Shooting with Single Action Revolver

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    Self Defense Shooting with Single Action Revolver

    See videos of Virginia Citizens Defense League describing a recent self defense shooting in Richmond, VA by a man using an open carried Colt Model 1873 single action revolver. He went all Western on the BG.

    What's the best gun to use for self defense? The one you've got with you, of course! I'll stick to my Glock, thank you very much.

    VA Gun Info Videos - Philip Van Cleave discusses self defense shooting incident at Golden Food Market


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    omg, this single action colt is EVERYWHERE!!!!!

    it's starting to get so annoying, I wish they had never invented that pistol

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    Quote Originally Posted by taseal View Post
    omg, this single action colt is EVERYWHERE!!!!!

    it's starting to get so annoying, I wish they had never invented that pistol
    Not sure I quite understand the post. The Colt 1873 SAA, better known as the Peacemaker is the gun that tamed the west. In classic firearms it's only rival is the Colt 1911 for popularity. It is the gun that all SA revolvers were judged by.

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    taseal, I don't get you point either. The point I was making is that any gun is better than no gun, but there are better modern choices than the Peacemaker for armed self defense. I am aware, however that it remains popular among Cowboy Action shooters. I'm curious as to whether it was an antique relic or a modern replica.

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    Whew! That feller in the video is sure long winded!

    Sounds like even cowboy gunners need a BUG!
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    sorry guys, guess I was trying to be funny. I guess I can't always make others laugh lol....

    I was just saying I've seen so many posts about this incident on so many forums :)

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    For a minute there I thought Self Defensewas using a single action to shoot with...
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    I don't know Self Defense personally, but am aquainted with Arthur Itis.

    I took a Utah carry class from Phillip Van Cleave, the man in the videos. Long winded or not, he's good in front of a group and a good instructor. He's also done worlds of good for Virginia's gun owners, in terms of getting laws improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jofrdo View Post
    taseal, I don't get you point either. The point I was making is that any gun is better than no gun, but there are better modern choices than the Peacemaker for armed self defense. I am aware, however that it remains popular among Cowboy Action shooters. I'm curious as to whether it was an antique relic or a modern replica.
    It was a replica, and he somehow managed to break the trigger diving for cover. His last shots fired at the BG were by thumbing back the hammer and releasing it. try that with a Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticredneck View Post
    It was a replica, and he somehow managed to break the trigger diving for cover. His last shots fired at the BG were by thumbing back the hammer and releasing it. try that with a Glock.
    Maybe he tried to pull the trigger when the hammer was not cocked and broke something?

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    Heh...Now I'm in the mood to watch some good old fashion Clint Eastwood
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    Yeah, I don't think I'd carry a single action revolver but, if it's all you got, then go with it.

    Good for the citizen. Chalk one up for the good guys.
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