Head into the light, Euclidean. :creep: There may be a new 1911 waiting for you over on this side..... :wink:
Hi Euclidean, usually you are right on the money, I believe you may need a sip or two of Starbucks on " I mean honestly, what does a 4" revolver in .45 LC give up to a something like a Sig 220? Functionally they're very similar." The auto of course operates different than a six shooter so training becomes an issue. I like a .44 or .357 with a little longer barrel. I agree with you so much about six shooters being a great home defense weapon. When I had my ccw I carried a .44 in my car, it made one feel very secure.Euclidean said:FLM is right that the revolver is still alive in the sense that there's lots of great innovations in snubnose guns and hunting guns.
But explain to me people just exactly what is the difference that makes a single stack large bore semiautomatic so much more capable than a 4" L or N frame size wheelgun. I mean honestly, what does a 4" revolver in .45 LC give up to a something like a Sig 220? Functionally they're very similar.
It just blows my mind that the "midsize", if you will, double action revolver seems to be on the decline as these are good tools for personal and home defense.
Hang on there! IIRC The Taurus comes in .45ACP, .44 magnum, .45 LC, .454 Casull and 480 Ruger in their Tracker 4" bbl. Even if that's a 5" bbl that's still in your ballpark.Euclidean said:Taurus for a while there was looking like a shining beacon of hope. Their internal lock system is much more elegant. Their quality is improving, and they offer many designs that meet the needs of CCWers. But their catalog is shrinking and fast. For example all variants of the model 445 are gone now. They have quit making 3" barrels. They do not make very many offerings in a 4" barrel in a caliber larger than .357 Magnum.
As I mentioned in my last post, I'm thinking the new Alaskan may be the start of a new trend. 454/45LC is a hard combo to top especially if it's easily concealed and strong as Ruger's certainly are!Euclidean said:Ruger still has some life in it but their catalog isn't that large. Their internal lock design is probably the best yet. They make a few things very well, which I suppose is far better than making many things poorly. Truthfully if I bought a brand new revolver I'd lean heavily towards the Ruger models.
I've started another thread, and thanks for the help by the way, looking for holsters for full size frames because I just could not find any!
Why are they killing off the full sized revolver? Honestly it's like a conspiracy. I honestly feel that in 10 years I'll be using a DAO service pistol and my revolvers will sit in a safe, because the ammunition will be impossible to find and their collector's value will start climbing.
My brother has a Ruger in 44 Magnum. I keep telling him to replace the wood grips with rubber, but he won't. He likes the look too much.Euclidean said:LOL
What's that quote from Patton?
"They're not pearl grips they're ivory. Only a new Orleans pimp carries a pearl handled pistol."
Or something like that.
I'd only nickle plate a revolver I didn't plan on using very much. A basic brushed stainless finish not only looks good to me personally, but it's easy to keep up.
I like nickle and hard chrome and bright super polished stainless finishes and I admit wood grips look better too, but for a gun I'm actually going to use for something I'll go with basic stainless and a black rubber grip. That in itself has its own pleasing aesthetic quality. It says "Use me".