This is a discussion on Why do revolvers just leave me cold? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BBMW The six shot snubby is longer, taller, and wider, and the same weight empty as a Glock 19. Glock 19 Length ...
Length 187 mm/7.36 inch
Height incl. Mag 128 mm/5.04 inch
Weight with loaded magazine 855 g | 30.16 oz
Length 171 mm/6.75 inch
Height 104 mm/4.09 inch
Loaded 1.81 lbs/0.82 kg
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G26Raven - that's still enough for us revo guys to beat you up over it !
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...which oughta tell ya that people are hangin' onto their revolvers...most gun stores I shop don't have much but the Smiths and Taurus...and a used one's rare. The retail stores are going to carry mostly what the mfgrs. push...havent' seen a whole lot of revolver ads lately, either.
Yeah, another 15-20 years and all them dumb old revolver guys will die off and there won't BE any revolvers...since the smart young new guys all know better...my boys are a'waitin' with bated breath for the bargains they'll get when the dinosaurs get dumped.
I didn't read the whole thread, so what I'm gonna say has probably already been said. I'm guessing you didn't grow up shooting only revolvers. I'm guessing when you first started shooting, it was with semiautomatics. If that is the case, then that makes a whole lot of sense.
I grew up shooting only revolvers, so revolvers are my first choice. I've been trying to like semiautomatics for the last 5 years or so , and have been making great strides, in fact I find myself carrying them a lot these days.
But if someone said I could only keep (collect) either revolvers or semiautomatics, it would be an Extremely easy choice. Revolvers of course.
Grew up shooting SA revolvers and 1911s. Love them both I also like my DA revolvers and even DA/SA autos and polymer guns with strikers. I think they all certainly have a place in everyoneís wheel house. That said I like the greater capacity afforded with an auto. I can have similar ballistics and one round shy of twice the capacity 5oz less weight plus an inch shorter package comparing my 3Ē 686 and my P229. I still enjoy playing with SA revolvers and will one of these days pick up a 41 mag in some flavor or another. For defensive purposes I prefer autos hands down and will likely continue to do so.
Immediately after the Sandy Hook School incident, I sold my high-capacity polymer semi-auto handguns and some ARs at ridiculous prices and bought Colt revolvers and 1911s plus Winchester '94 lever-action rifles which were selling at reduced prices.
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It's all these "new crop" pistols in today's gunmakers' catalogs, the ones that most shooters want that I don't want to carry or even much want to shoot at the range.
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BBMW directly but I'll do it here:
Do I carry those ? Short answer - no, not right now. But it isn't because I wouldn't be willing to carry them. I have other reasons.
In my state, it's perfectly legal to open carry. But my job requires a lot of discretion, and I'm very careful to conceal what I carry, by necessity.
With the right holster, and the right cover garment (generally meaning some kind of a jacket) a K-frame revolver would conceal well, and be very easy to carry, OWB.
I do not yet possess the "right" holster for a K-frame Smith (I'm working on that) and also, I have a number of other carry options that are easy to conceal.
Generally, I carry a small, polymer pistol like an XDS or a Shield, but I will often carry a 1911 when I'm not working. I don't consider my revolvers "Range Toys" but SD weapons.
I have no misgivings whatsoever in carrying a K-frame Smith, or my little SP101 snub (.357 Magnum.) I don't own any "Safe Queens" either.
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Not saying that they won't someday, but at the moment, revolvers do nothing for me. Absolutely nothing! Neither do I ascribe to the "everyone gotta have at least one of this or that piece". The only piece that I gotta have is the one that I want. But, I must admit, if I made the move on a revolver, it'd be that black 4'' Colt Python.
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Different strokes for different folks. I feel the same way about all these new plastic fantastic semi autoís. Every day you hear of a new one especially the subcompacts single stack double stack they donít even name them anymore they name them with numbers and letters. It is good to have a variety of firearms to choose from but I guess Iím just a traditionalist. Unless I know Iím going into a bad situation I need lots of rounds my little snubnose still gives me comfort
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