Anti-Revolver Bias?

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RSIno1

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Growing up on 50s-60s TV cop shows only the bad guys carried autos. Generally a 1911 and Broderick Crawford could drop a perp at 100 yards with his 2" revolver from the hip. Revolvers were the king for the white hats. Then in the 70s the world got turned upside down. Cops started carrying autos too and a lot of time to gun of choice for the bad guy was an evil empire Luger.
 

Ray Newman

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Ruger No1: Broderick Crawford in the Highway Patrol TV show. Haven't thought about him or the TV show in quite a few years. Was a TV show staple in our house. Also made me think of Death Valley Days, hosted by the Old Ranger, later Ron Reagan. TV had some good shows back then....
 

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I have 2 revolvers and three semi-autos. I reload for all center-fires, so all are equally economical to shoot.
None of the semi-autos have ever stove-piped a round or given me a moment of problem.
But...... when I'm going to the range, I wind up taking the revolvers with me 10 times more often than the semi-autos.
(Full discIosure: I also drive an F150)
Revolvers are just-plain too much fun!!

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Ride1949

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Five to seven in favor of revolvers here. Bedside is a 4" Taurus 669 CP in .357 mag that I picked up in 1994 for $300.00 with 250 rds of ammo.. (Never any problems with it and it's still tight and accurate) For CC either a Taurus 850 CIA or Kahr CM9. Fun/woods walking guns are one of a couple of .45 convertibles. (One standard frame Ruger and one Lipsey's medium frame. Both 4-5/8 barrels)
Since this is the RugerForum...My fun guns.

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Hvymax

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I do have a few revolvers. My Dan Wesson is always good for pushing envelopes. Years of mad science.
 

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Mike J

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Grips swap easier than the barrels!
I only have the 4" one but I bought it from a pawn shop in the mid 90's for $100. The wood grip that was on it let the grip screw come up too far. The hammer wouldn't stay cocked so I spent another $25 & put the Pachmayr grip on it. I honestly didn't know what I was doing but I think I came out all right.
 

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I only have the 4" one but I bought it from a pawn shop in the mid 90's for $100. The wood grip that was on it let the grip screw come up too far. The hammer wouldn't stay cocked so I spent another $25 & put the Pachmayr grip on it. I honestly didn't know what I was doing but I think I came out all right.
I have a Hogue for shooting and the factory wood for show. I'm pretty sure Hogue has wood for it as well. A few washers or a spacer would fix the wooden grip.
 
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codebreaker

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These days a lot of people seem to look at firearms only from a self defense perspective, and to them a high capacity semiauto is the only thing that makes sense for gun battles. Some don't have such a narrow focus and because they also spend time hunting, camping, woodsbumming, plinking, etc, a revolver is appealing to them for any number of reasons. Maybe it's the power of the cartridge, maybe it's not chasing brass - who knows. They might also consider revolvers to be just fine for self defense from other individuals. I say buy and shoot whatever you want and ignore those who can't help but to ridicule and tell you what you're doing wrong. There is no shortage of those type of folks.
 

Sudsy

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I have and enjoy both, but if my life is on the line I know my revolver is going to work every time even if I drop it in the mud.
Also, out in bear country (or Africa) you need a round with some punch to it, .454, 460, at the least 44 mag, not something your wife would shoot.
 
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Well, if we are counting, I have 8 revolvers and 10 semi’s. ( actually 10.5 semi’s- I have 2 serialized uppers for my Ruger MKIV 22/45).

My favorites currently are the Ruger single actions, but there’s a couple semi’s in my HK collection that hold a spot in my heart.
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Some of my Rugers.

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A little HK group therapy.
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2 of my favorite HK’s - a HK45 compact and a 3 digit serial HK45. The full size is a tack driver with a great trigger.
 

HANDGUNNER454

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Quoting part of a post on another forum : "........ to the point where revolvers are a niche with mostly collectors and diehards.".
I have an extreme difference of opinion with this for so many reasons, but I'd like to know the thoughts of those with more experience than I. Do you think revolvers are heading into wall-hanger land?
I enjoy shooting my revolvers still and I am 76 years old. For over 40 years I Deer, rabbit and squirrel hunted with revolvers. In lower Michigan, we could not use rifles for deer because of population. I started with a 3 screw Ruger 44 Super Blackhawk, went to a Smith 8 3/8” model 29 I purchased in 1979 and I still have. Then to a Freedom Arms 454, finally to a Smith 460. LOVED THE BIG BORES. Because or arthritis I had to give up the big boys but stiil shoot my 44’s with medium hand loads at the range. I would not change that wonderful experience for anything. Because of new laws allowing straight walled cartridges in lower Michigan I am now using a 450 Bushy AR PISTOL with my own hand loads. I always felt I had to much penetration with the 250gr FTX exiting. So I experimented with the wonderful 200gr FTX that the 460 shoots. (Had great success with that bullet on deer) with the Smith. Won’t go back to the 250gr since I shot a buck last year with the 200gr reload. Dropped in his tracks penetrated just enough to lodge in the skin on the far side.
 

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Rat76

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Been over 10 years since I've posted & things have changed. My semi auto collection has & is being downsized. My PC9/P85 & Camp9/S&W 469 sets aren't going anywhere & the 1941 P38 is staying put. I'll keep the 10-22 carbine of course but the rest are going or have gone bye bye.

I do however have a long barrel Blackhawk in every caliber that starts with a 3 that Ruger made. The 32-20/32 mag was pricey & doesn't do .327 but I can live with that. ;)

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The Single Six is also 32 H&R Mag. :cool:

I got an Old Army a few years after they went out of production during whichever ammo crisis it was then. That started me off on BP & recently I've got that itch pretty bad. I got a new Uberti 1851 a few months ago. Beautiful gun.

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A 1858 Navy 36 & 1858 New Army 44 Revolving Rifle are my new short list.

Carry pieces are still the KT P11 & P32 with a Taurus 32 mag J Frame added to the rotation.

The gun that always makes a newbie grin & on a couple occasions converted them is the 38/357 Blackhawk. Makes them want to "kiss their horse & head off into the sunset with the schoolmarm"


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Joe Chartreuse

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Been over 10 years since I've posted & things have changed. My semi auto collection has & is being downsized. My PC9/P85 & Camp9/S&W 469 sets aren't going anywhere & the 1941 P38 is staying put. I'll keep the 10-22 carbine of course but the rest are going or have gone bye bye.

I do however have a long barrel Blackhawk in every caliber that starts with a 3 that Ruger made. The 32-20/32 mag was pricey & doesn't do .327 but I can live with that. ;)

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The Single Six is also 32 H&R Mag. :cool:

I got an Old Army a few years after they went out of production during whichever ammo crisis it was then. That started me off on BP & recently I've got that itch pretty bad. I got a new Uberti 1851 a few months ago. Beautiful gun.

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A 1858 Navy 36 & 1858 New Army 44 Revolving Rifle are my new short list.

Carry pieces are still the KT P11 & P32 with a Taurus 32 mag J Frame added to the rotation.

The gun that always makes a newbie grin & on a couple occasions converted them is the 38/357 Blackhawk. Makes them want to "kiss their horse & head off into the sunset with the schoolmarm"


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NICE collection
 
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