I personally would not carry a Single Action Revolver for protection, unless it was all I had, but with that said I have no problem with someone else making that choice.... I think reloading is an issue because it would be slower... but you know I once saw a mention by some gun trainer that when reloading a Single Action Revolver you can actually return to the gun fight before finishing the reload. Think about it. I may be wrong here but with proper training there is probably not a handgun more accurate or reliable than a good single action revolver. On top of that, they sure look good in a leather holster.