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    Revolvers

    Are they making a come back? I've seen quite a bit of talk about revolvers lately, here and elsewhere. Are we seeing a resurgence in interest for EDC?
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    Probably just a blip...with all of the great pistols available today, the days of the revolver are pretty much over...they have been relegated to a pretty small market share. If you doubt that...just go in ANY gun shop and check ratio of revolvers to pistols in their display. However, I will say that I think shops would sell considerably more revolvers if they had a better selection on hand.
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    Speaking for myself there was a time when my EDC was a S&W M19, but those days are long in the past. On occasion I'll carry a S&W M640-38Spl as a back up to my primary EDC which is a S&W Shield 9X19mm.
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    No, they are the true shooting experience. Like the sky, the earth and the oceans, they are forever.
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    My last few purchases have been revolvers. Are others listening to the sound of the same drummer? Dunno... but I still itch for a few more.

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    S&W sells a boat load of them, Colt is selling them as fast as they can make them, Kimbers, Charters.....

    I think many people are discovering that a hi cap wonder nine is not really a big advantage to the civilian CCW'r. Add to the mix magazine cap limits and it gets better. I do not feel under armed with a magnum revolver.
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    I have not stopped carrying one for decades. Yes, I carry auto's also, but as you know I carry "BOTH"! My Redhawk is carried at 1:00 IWB, my dominate hand. BUT, I carry a .40 S&W sub-compact at 11:00 OWB, and practice with it just as often. Revolvers have advantages auto's don't. I'll never "not carry one". OP, I agree though, in that some revolvers seem to be on the upswing in popularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete63 View Post
    some revolvers seem to be on the upswing in popularity.
    Unfortunately, that ain't saying much seeing as how they have been in the tank for the better part of 2 decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    My last few purchases have been revolvers. Are others listening to the sound of the same drummer? Dunno... but I still itch for a few more.
    Now that you mention it, I've bought 4 revolvers and one 1911 in the last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    S&W sells a boat load of them, Colt is selling them as fast as they can make them, Kimbers, Charters.....

    I think many people are discovering that a hi cap wonder nine is not really a big advantage to the civilian CCW'r. Add to the mix magazine cap limits and it gets better. I do not feel under armed with a magnum revolver.
    I don't even feel undergunned with a small revolver! DR

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    I am more of an old school traditionalist give me an all steel revolver with some heft to it. Just like the new plastic pistols the new lighter than air kick like a mule even in 22LR revolvers hold no fascination for me. Being a frequent attendee of gun shows I have noticed more revolvers mixed in with the plastic pistols and more people fondling the revolvers but did not hang around long enough to see what was purchased.

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    My kids don't see much use for a revolver. But I do. My wife likes them because they are so simple to make safe. Open the cylinder! No slide to manipulate, No mag spring to fight ammo past. And if you pull the trigger and dont hear a bang, you just pull the trigger again! And she can load it herself![ She told me so!]. DR

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    I think a reliable indicator is new product introductions. If a company is putting R&D and marketing expense into a plaform, that indicates they think it's viable. In a recent Shooting Illustrated overview of new guns for 2019, there were:
    • 41 new pistols (interestingly 9 of them were 1911s)
    • 19 new rifle, SBR or rifle-type pistols
    • 6 new revolvers

    Also the top five handgun models sold in 2018 were autos. According to ATF, the sales of handguns in 2015, which is the latest year I could find online, were 3,557,199 pistols to 885,259 wheelguns so about four to one. So auto pistols dominate, but companies are still putting their money behind revolvers and they are still selling. I do think they are more for the older generation who have been carrying them forever. So I don't know about a comeback, but they are still a viable part of the market.
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    I don't think they're going to be building any 500 S&W autoloaders...
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