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Revolvers

Thread in 'Firearms Chat' started by Hunkkerdown, Aug 29, 2018.

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    Compared to a modern semi auto, are they obsolete as a defensive gun?
     
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    Why do you say that?
     
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    Hayata Knock it off with them negative waves Moriarity! Supporter

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    Obsolete?

    Definitely not.

    Optimum compared to semi-autos? Prolly not.

    Still wouldn't want to be shot by one.
     
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    More reliable than bottom feeders. Ideal for someone with poor hand strength that struggles with racking a slide. Simple manual of arms, and it is really hard to "glock" yourself with one.
     
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    The single best thing about revolvers is they're reliable. You pull the trigger and they go boom. Store them in the couch, in a bucket of cereal, in a dust covered alcove, they'll still go boom when you tickle the trigger.

    Semi auto holds a ton of ammo, fires fast, and gets all the glory, but for a stash gun a revolver's great. Just don't keep them loaded and ready around the kids as often they don't have a safety or they don't take much strength to pull the hammer back and fire.
     
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    Ok - that was for fun. Revolvers are not obsolete compared to a semi-auto. Just different. Defensive handgun choice is a very personal matter and different for each person's situation and needs.

    My Smith 60 pro holds one less round than my Shield but has more ammo flexibility and a simpler manual of arms. For me (and just speaking for me) the 60 pro is better than my shield.
     
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    Obsolete? That depends. "Do you feel lucky? Well? Do ya'?"
     
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    I was thinking the same thing,
    Unless you can stand still while bullets whiz past you and talk about "shot placement" then
    Yes, They are obsolete for "Defense"
     
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