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Are revolvers really reliable?

This is a discussion on Are revolvers really reliable? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Arguing about relative reliability between different guns is merely silly to me. I have been shooting guns for over sixty-seven years. I have owned guns ...

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    Arguing about relative reliability between different guns is merely silly to me. I have been shooting guns for over sixty-seven years. I have owned guns for over fifty-seven years. I spent twenty-two years in the military. I have bought and sold over a hundred guns in my lifetime. I can count one my fingers the number of problems I have had with any gun from small handguns to 5" naval guns. Maintain them and they generally work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifty View Post

    But I dont know of a situation for me where any firearm would be in that condition, and I would need to use it.

    🤔 Maybe only if you were John Rambo.

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    I have never owned or shot a revolver that bobbled, and I have shot a lot of them. Can't say that about semi automatics.

    BUT; they both are reliable enough for defensive use, and I like and carry both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Well, if I could have anything, it would be a Korth. But the price is kind of difficult to justify. Now, one of those would get my blood running!

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    What is it about the Korth that gets your blood running? The Grail revolver for me were the Dan Wesson with the shooters pack Briefcase filled with interchangeable barrels. Or a Merwin / Hulbert that also had long and short barrels! DR
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
    What is it about the Korth that gets your blood running? The Grail revolver for me were the Dan Wesson with the shooters pack Briefcase filled with interchangeable barrels. Or a Merwin / Hulbert that also had long and short barrels! DR
    I am not familiar with either of those other two. I got to handle a Korth last year at the SHOT show. The quality of the workmanship and the action were simply incredible. Nothing like any other revolver I have ever handled.
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    It's the Kimber 3" K6s that has my wallet hiding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    It's the Kimber 3" K6s that has my wallet hiding...

    That's kind of where I am leaning. Either that or a Colt.
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    That Kimber is a mighty pretty revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    That Kimber is a mighty pretty revolver.
    The Kimbers I have seen at the LGS have very nice triggers too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    The Kimbers I have seen at the LGS have very nice triggers too.
    My LGS doesn't have Kimbers for me to fondle. That might be a Very Good Thing.
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    Not including 22lr, I have not owned a semi auto that broke or had a feeding problem. I have bought ammo that wouldn’t work in certain pistols, but I make my own now.

    A few years ago I tested some deer loads for the 44, all good. Never took it out of the holster, but when cleaning discovered the hand had broken so the cyl would not advance.

    So I have had a revolver actually break. I still see them as more reliable through my personal filter.
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    It irks me when a supposedly knowledgeable gun guy refers to it as an "automatic" instead of "semi-automatic". Even "auto" or semi-auto" would be more acceptable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neko View Post
    It irks me when a supposedly knowledgeable gun guy refers to it as an "automatic" instead of "semi-automatic". Even "auto" or semi-auto" would be more acceptable to me.
    Terminology is difficult for some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neko View Post
    It irks me when a supposedly knowledgeable gun guy refers to it as an "automatic" instead of "semi-automatic". Even "auto" or semi-auto" would be more acceptable to me.
    See, I love the term "automatic". It's old school.

    What did John Browning call a semi-automatic? Yeah, an "Automatic", as in "Automatic Colt Pistol" or ".45 Automatic". Back in the day, 'automatic' referred to the pistol automatically loading a new round. That terminology is antiquated now, but completely acceptable for something like a VP9 or Walther PPK, and especially a 1911.

    If the term was good enough for John Browning, it's good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neko View Post
    It irks me when a supposedly knowledgeable gun guy refers to it as an "automatic" instead of "semi-automatic". Even "auto" or semi-auto" would be more acceptable to me.
    It's too bad that you're irked and that the term is unacceptable to you. They're automatics around my house.

    Colt began marketing the automatic pistol in a big way in 1900 and first popularized it. Now just exactly who was the nitwit and when in history was it first decreed that they were to no longer be termed "automatic?"








    It probably was the same nitwit who first argued that revolvers are not pistols.

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