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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm 
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My first cap gun was a revolver. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:31 pm 
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That's 2 sets of beautiful Revolvers! Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:49 pm 
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Because we like them! A semi auto especially all the generic tupperware are tools, but there is something special about a fine revolver.

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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:02 pm 
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I can't add much to all of the advice given on a wheel gun.

I have never had a revolver stove pipe.

I have tried a lot of semi autos, I managed to make all of them stop functioning some how. I am done. If you see me with one it will be for sale. I had to use a lot of self restraint this past week as a Gold Cup was waved under my nose.


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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:23 pm 
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I can't explain it, but they seem more personal to me.

And Bob, I ALWAYS enjoy seeing pictures of your guns. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Because it fits my personality I suppose. Enjoy reading about the West and such... Revolvers also fit how I use a gun as well. I like my SAs for woods walking, camping, fishing (open carry)... I like my Bulldog for CC in town. I like SA for shooting at the range. I have no need to try to rattle off 10 rounds in 2 seconds flat. I like to take my time at hit what I aim at. I like even older SA shooting with cap/ball. I am probably the only person who doesn't care for the 'look' of S&W revolvers too. But if I was military/police, I would pick up the right tool for the right job which probably would be a semi-auto. Since I am not, I am content to just go out and enjoy my Single Actions.

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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:54 am 
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All of my current handguns are revolvers. My first handgun was a Single Six that the folks gave me for Christmas in 1968. I've been hooked ever since. I've had many autos, but they never appealed to me as much as revolvers. Revolvers are more versatile than autos. They don't depend on a specific powder charge or bullet weight range to function reliably. You can shoot a cream puff plinking load or a fire breathing stump buster out of the same cylinder with just two pulls of the trigger. Revolvers don't have the capacity of autos, but autos don't have the power of revolvers. Some autos come close, and of course there are single shots that surpass revolvers, but autos just don't have as much horsepower. More revolvers have sights adjustable for windage and elevation than autos too so I can adjust sights quickly for load and range. The only thing I miss in an auto over a revolver is after a range session there's only one chamber to clean. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 am 
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I like my handguns like I like my women, with curves in all the right places ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 am 
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All the above are great reasons, I do love
revolvers. For self defense I believe in them too.
For example, the bad guy is coming at me with a knife, pull my SP101 and pull the trigger...oh crap a misfire...pull the trigger again, bad guy down!! Whew, glad I didn't have to rack that slide... 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:37 am 
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I agree with the OP. I could have written the same thing. Revolvers and shotguns are my weapons of choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:56 am 
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In addition to the above:

1. Revolvers are often chambered for rounds that are much more powerful than most semi-automatics are, and are thus much more usable for hunting. You can get a giant semi-auto like an AMT Automag that will shoot .44 Magnums but that is a rare, expensive, bulky, and heavy semi-auto.

2. Revolvers will shoot a very wide variety of ammunition without any issues other than the point of aim possibly changing. You can shoot anything from popgun cowboy action loads to full-powered hunting loads, use jacketed or cast bullets, use anything from very lightweight bullets to very heavy bullets, use any shape of bullet you care to, and in some chamberings, even shoot different length cartridges. Semi-autos are much more picky and the farther you go away from the production ammunition the firearm was designed around, the more likely you will have a failure to feed/failure to eject.

3. Revolvers are commonly available with longer barrels than semi-autos, allowing them to extract more power from a round than a semi-auto. They won't extract much more power from a typical semi-auto round as those are designed for a near-complete powder burn in a short barrel, but it does allow for much more powerful rounds with much more powder as there is enough barrel to burn it.

4. If you reload, a semi-auto sprays your brass all over while a revolver keeps it in the cylinder for you to easily remove and keep.

5. Revolvers are mechanically simpler and due to their manual activation of the action, far less likely to malfunction in use. I see a lot of people have failure to chamber/failure to eject problems with semi-autos at the range- and this includes semi-auto rifles, shotguns, and pistols. It's very rare to see a bolt gun, revolver, break-action rifle/shotgun/pistol fail to load or eject, and it if does, it was usually a defective round as the cause (COAL too long and won't chamber, etc.) Lever-action rifles and pump-action rifles and shotguns will very occasionally have a failure to eject, but it is far, far less common than the same thing happening with a semi-auto.


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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 pm 
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My first handgun I purchased at the outrageous sum of 50 bucks....some 50+ years ago...a Blackhawk 357...that I still have to this day...no doubt planted the seeds of admiration for revolvers. All of my handguns but for three...two Browning HPs..and one SA 1911...are revolvers...but the ones I find the most satisfying and fascinating...are my four Ruger Old Army's


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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 pm 
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Flyover_Country wrote:
In addition to the above:

1. Revolvers are often chambered for rounds that are much more powerful than most semi-automatics are, and are thus much more usable for hunting...

2. Revolvers will shoot a very wide variety of ammunition without any issues...

3. Revolvers are commonly available with longer barrels than semi-autos, allowing them to extract more power from a round...

4. If you reload, a semi-auto sprays your brass all over while a revolver keeps it in the cylinder...

5. Revolvers are mechanically simpler and due to their manual activation of the action, far less likely to malfunction...

Those are some great reasons put into words. Thanks for your input.

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 Post subject: Re: Why a revolver?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:55 pm 
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To answer your title/question... "Why a revolver?" the answer is ...exactly!... Why just "A" revolver?! A guys definitely needs more than one!!


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