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Old 12-07-2015, 10:50 PM
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47 years old. I don't feel like an old guy but I get called one lots.
This is my EDC.
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I'm with Duckford for his last 3 paragraphs. Way to many people thinking they have to "mod" everything, be it rifles, shotguns, bottomfeeding pistols. Other than, cough, Sigmas, very few pistols not blatently defective need any trigger or action work to be usable. And often as not the stock setup , broken in, is as good or better than aftermarket.

That said, during the revolver era stock grips were considered disposable. While by sheer odds somebody somewhere, could make effective use of stock grips, the gun/ grip combinations that were effectively usable by most people are rare enough to be memorable. ( 1950s S&W Targets, 3rd gen Detective Spl, Speed Six , I'm looking at you. Magna's with grip adapters are fairly decent for aiming/ pointing, but below average for stability in recoil.)
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I'm fifty.
Started on resolvers and ended with bottomfeeders but prefer the resolver. I keep a crunchenticker around if I need it but prefer the round thing.

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Old 12-08-2015, 01:58 AM
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I think alot of our comfort is found in what we learned to shoot when we were young. Older folks would be more likely to have learned on a wheelgun. Alot of younger folks have never fired one. I've had more than one shooter at the range fire a revolver for the first time because I offered.
Some of us old guys take pride in being able to learn new things, especially when it comes to guns. Now, cell phones are a different story.

In answer to the OP's question, I'm a card carrying old guy and I can use both, equally. For a long time I was a die hard revolver man but figured I was missing something and boy was I right.
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I guess not. I'm only 60, and I carry one every day.
I was going to debate whether or not 60 was 'old' but after I thought a minute I changed my mind.
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I'm 41. If and when I get CCW rights where I live I will carry my 442. I take it with me on road trips just to have in hotel rooms and in case I break down
When I used to work at 7-11 in college I had it in my back pocket every night. My boss the franchisee packed a 2 inch model 15 so much for corporate policy.
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Please tell me the story behind this intriguing revolver. Was this originally a model 27, but then you put a model 24 barrel on it and swapped the Cylinder as well?

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Old 12-08-2015, 11:35 AM
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The "young guy" with a plastic semi in a kydex holster and spare mags for 45 rounds kinda reminds me of certain motorcycle group rides. For example, younger guys showing up in full leathers with knee sliders, and riding 160hp race replicas, and tearing up the straight roads on the way to the good back roads, only to be passed by the old fart wearing jeans and a leather jacket on a 50 hp, 20 yr old BMW boxer, through the good twisties.

I think older guys just lose the testosterone and desire for the biggest/baddest/fastest/mostest, understanding that Hollywood's interpretation of the gun fight is fantasyland. So the old guy just buys the what he sees as safe, comfortable, practical and appeals to his heart.... yet will still get the job done.
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I'm in my mid-sixties and always carry a S&W Model 642-2. On duty I carry a four inch S&W Model 686-6 loaded with .357 Magnum Remington 125 grain SJHPs (1440 fps). Off duty I carry a S&W Model 13-3 loaded with .357 Magnum Speer 135 grain GDSBs, or a S&W Model 12-2 with .38 Special 158 grain JHPs.

My wife (won't tell you how old she is) carries a four inch S&W Model 681 wearing Crimson Trace grips loaded with .38 Special +P Remington 125 grain SJHP. She can't get used to flying brass so I standardized on S&W revolvers. Works for us.

On the other hand, if SHTF or TEOTWAWKI is in the cards, the ATI-stocked Ruger Mini-14 comes out with Hornady 55 grain V-Max ammo.
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Pocket carry = 642 since 2004. Belt carry has varied, but is, for the foreseeable future, a 3913 for concealed, SIG for open when I'm more interested in capacity, 13-3 when I want a .357.

I think about a tiny .380, especially when they go on sale, but ... Will it actually work? The 642 will, always.
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I don't care how many times I read that thread and look at Dave's .44 Special, there's always room for another look. That is one of the finest projects I have seen anyone accomplish. It puts me in a mind to try to do something similar, although I don't think I could get too close to that level of perfection. I almost had an old buddy who is a retired Deputy talked into a trade for a Model of 1926, 4", but I couldn't find anything to tempt him enough to close the deal, so I'm still looking for the components to make my own. Great job, Dave.
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I'm not sure if the word old here will refer to long time S&W gun owner or referring to age like my dad but not my me. I'm only in my mid 30's.
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I'm in my 30s and have been carrying a revolver since I bought my first handgun in my 20s. I currently edc a model 686 L frame.
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I turned 69 a couple of months back. That makes me one of the oldies.
Only own two handguns, both revolvers. What I like and what I'm comfortable with. No plans to change that.
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79 and carry a 65-5 3" with Barami hip grip
Easiest to carry IWB and no safety
Goes bang and if not pull the trigger again

If for some unknown reason I would need to carry a hi capacity it would be my CZ 75 BD
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I know of a few younger guys that carry revolvers but i may very well be the only 28 year old carrying a 3 inch model 13
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40 years old... Carry a snub 442 J and 4" M19 K regularly and looking for another K/L in snub or 3" for EDC. Carried an auto pistol when I first started. Gravitated to revolvers on range when I realized I shot them so much better. Now they are all I consider.
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I'm 68 Um-Huh ? What is this thread about ? I forgot: Something about the 642 I carry ?
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Modern revolver manufacturers are hurting the adoption of the platform by new / younger shooters by too frequently delivering their products while still needing additional work, particularly action jobs. In the L and N frames, why would a new shooter in a store buy a revolver with a 13 lbs. DA pull, and an action that may not be smoothe? Ubiquitous Glocks and Kimbers feel fine in the store (the Kimber will malfunction later at the range post-purchase and typically take a couple trips to Kimber), and the Glocks are highly reliable out the gate.

Of my last three carry purchases below, all Perf Ctr, only the 627 couldn't benefit significantly from an action job at delivery, although it got one and still benefitted from it. The two L frames' actions, while pretty good from the stand point of smoothe and even, were 12 and 13 lbs DA, so they too got a stone, fit, and polish. And, stacking towards the end of the DA cycle was present on other samples I didn't buy but tried.

S&W's willingness to let their revolvers' actions leave the factory representing a fairly broad spectrum of pull, smootheness, and cycle evenness make it a challenge for new shooters to discover the benefits if not joy of revolvers; because in the store customers experience what the revolver is not what it could be with some more work; and, arguably it is often work or QC it never should of left the factory without. While I've been satisfied with my last three S&W PC deliveries, sadly some of that satisfaction is simply from lowered expectations. Because each S&W went on for more work to TK Custom for defensive action jobs; but here's the thing, I never would have accepted that need in a delivered Glock or a Wilson Combat 1911.

All of this makes Clint Smith's words on his current Thunder Ranch web site an increasingly well kept secret, "In the hands of knowledgeable persons the revolver is more than an equal of any other defensive handgun."
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I got into guns a little late about 2 years ago shot all my friends stuff and when it was time for me to take the leap I found myself loving revolvers (could be because I'm lefty) or it could be I don't want to carry an ugly plastic wonder around

Now I'm 28 and carry a 340pd and my house gun is a coonan just love the 357 "BANG"
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Over the last 10 years or so while actively running a holster making business my experience was that about 62% of all new holster orders were for revolvers (nearly 1/3 of all new orders were for J-frame S&W's).
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At 66 I may be nearing the fossil stage, but have carried a Model 19 4" for years, only own one Tupperware/springs wonder a Ruger LC9 for warm weather, when out on the Harley CC.

My experiences over the years have been less than reassuring with semi's, especially the plastic ones. The Colt 1911 and Browning HP being the exception, but they are the handiwork of John Browning.
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Modern revolver manufacturers are hurting the adoption of the platform by new / younger shooters by too frequently delivering their products while still needing additional work, particularly action jobs. In the L and N frames, why would a new shooter in a store buy a revolver with a 13 lbs. DA pull, and an action that may not be smoothe? Ubiquitous Glocks and Kimbers feel fine in the store (the Kimber will malfunction later at the range post-purchase and typically take a couple trips to Kimber), and the Glocks are highly reliable out the gate.

Of my last three carry purchases below, all Perf Ctr, only the 627 couldn't benefit significantly from an action job at delivery, although it got one and still benefitted from it. The two L frames' actions, while pretty good from the stand point of smoothe and even, were 12 and 13 lbs DA, so they too got a stone, fit, and polish. And, stacking towards the end of the DA cycle was present on other samples I didn't buy but tried.

S&W's willingness to let their revolvers' actions leave the factory representing a fairly broad spectrum of tubby pull, smootheness, and cycle evenness make it a challenge for new shooters to discover the benefits if not joy of revolvers; because in the store customers experience what the revolver is not what it could be with some more work; and, arguably it is often work or QC it never should of left the factory without. While I've been satisfied with my last three S&W PC deliveries, sadly some of that satisfaction is simply from lowered expectations. Because each S&W went on for more work to TK Custom for defensive action jobs; but here's the thing, I never would have accepted that need in a delivered Glock or a Wilson Combat 1911.

All of this makes Clint Smith's words on his current Thunder Ranch web site an increasingly well kept secret, "In the hands of knowledgeable persons the revolver is more than an equal of any other defensive handgun."
Another thought on this....even a smooth k frame trigger or a well tuned revolver is likely to be a turn off for a new yoing shooter because they are conditioned to believe every trigger has to be ultralight and super short. Not to mention youre gonna have to use at least two mags in a fight...
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You'll be happy to know the majority in my state DO NOT use a revolver for EDC. The EDC of choice here is a sharp stick, I live in NJ.
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Another thought on this....even a smooth k frame trigger or a well tuned revolver is likely to be a turn off for a new yoing shooter because they are conditioned to believe every trigger has to be ultralight and super short. Not to mention youre gonna have to use at least two mags in a fight...
Right. It is amazing how much marketing by tactical manufacturers are driving choices rather than actual need. I was talking to a small arms instructor from Ft. Campbell who said in civilian defensive carry you don't need a spare magazine for capacity, but for protection if the first fails.
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I just traded in my 642 for a shield. Guess I'm not old enough yet. I do still have my 4 inch 64 though for oc or cc if I am wearing a coat.
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elderly "gentlemen"!!What happened to the YOUNG guys!!Where are the women shooters??How many secretly edc semis !!Any afraid of getting "banned"by the oldsters for admitting this!hee-hee!
In my active duty days the 38 spl. revolver was mandated. When I went into plain clothes I bought a S&W Model 39. (One of the early ones) I used a Yaqui slide holster. I don't think they were called "Yaqui" back then. That carried with less print and more comfortable than any revolver for me. I still feel the "flat" autos are better carries than revolvers. The revolver always seemed OWB and outside on the hip intended.
I haven't owned a revolver for decades. My EDC is a Shield. For out in the desert or mountains my P320 Compact in an OWB holster.
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Carried a five shot snubbie for years. I got caught in the high capacity crave years ago. Now my daily is a 686 3 inch plus. Seven shots more than enough
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Right. It is amazing how much marketing by tactical manufacturers are driving choices rather than actual need. I was talking to a small arms instructor from Ft. Campbell who said in civilian defensive carry you don't need a spare magazine for capacity, but for protection if the first fails.
In a firm believer in that...I believe mag more likely to fail than anything and have to remove it to clear jam
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I hate to find I'm conforming to yet another Baby Boomer stereotype (born in '58), but I feel pretty confident with a 340PD in a kydex pocket holster.
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Well I turned forty this last year and all I carry is a semi,started with a SA! as a teen but here's a thought:

The Europeans started the whole semi thing back at the turn of the last century,by WWI the only Americans carrying any sort of semi was the military with the 1911 and the semi took almost another century to catch on with the public here!

So I've always had the notion that while the semi is common place now it's still a European thing at heart and the revolver is..well more then just an "old guy thing" more like a fossil thing

But what was the old saying? "a two rupee rifle in the hands of a child will still kill you"? yea a gun is a gun so a revolver will still work just fine for those that like them.

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I'm in my mid 20's I carry a 66-8 or a 637 most of the time, a 4" model 29 while I'm hunting. Small town so I can open carry without hassel. Have only a few semi auto's don't feel the need or desire to carry them.
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I'm 48 and I EDC a 442. Some times I add a speed loader to the other side of my belt. I'm confident in my skill and if I cant get out of trouble with the set up then I doubt I could with any set up short of my AR15!
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I'm 32 and carry a revolver, bought my first Smith & Wesson when I was 22. I personally know of many people my age and younger who own and shoot S&W's. I have mentioned the forum to them, but a lot are busy with taking care of their kids , family, and such.
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I'm only 81. Do I qualify. With age comes wisdom. That's why I carry
revolvers. The manufacturers are building 4 to 5 times more semi autos
than revolvers now days, so I think I'm in the minority, but reliability has
always been at or near the top of the list for me when considering what I
expect in my carry gun.

P. S. To all you youngsters out there, I refuse to hold your youth
and inexperience against you.
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72 here and revolver fan. Been carrying this off-brand .44 special recently.

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Only us old guys are WISE ENOUGH to carry revolvers.

All you young whippersnappers can HAVE your silly, brass throwing, feed jamming


You forgot "Stove-piping".
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I'm 67 and carry a J frame most of the time.
It fits my needs.
I would not presume to tell anyone else what to carry.
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i'm not a closet semi guy. i have posted many times my like of glock, and more recently, my HK VP9. that said, i'm 45, and most days my 442 is in a pocket or ankle rig. pocket carry in a galco horse hide holster, ankle lite for ankle. i love my 442. but in the days of multi target threats, i feel better with my double stack. if i'm headed out to hunt, a model 57-5 mountain gun is my go to. if i choose to carry a revo, it'll be 2 airweights (442 and 437) or the ole' 686+. i too am not ashamed to admit i carry a plastic fantaistic, wonder 9... but would never give up any of my faithful, caveman revolvers.
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S&W Forum....(sadly)has become a forum for old,hobbling,gimpy,bad eyes(everyone complains about not being able to "see"sights) ALSO most have a "very"sick sense of humor
elderly "gentlemen"!!What happened to the YOUNG guys!!Where are the women shooters??How many secretly edc semis !!Any afraid of getting "banned"by the oldsters for admitting this!hee-hee!
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I haven't owned a revolver for decades. My EDC is a Shield.
All this said, there is a warm fuzzy feeling looking at these photos of revolvers.
I only own one revolver - a Model 60-0 (Chiefs Special) which I enjoy very much. I traded my EDC (Shield 9mm) to get it, so until it's replaced I'm carrying my Glock 23. But I think your choice of EDC is the perfect gun for the job (my opinion).
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We "OLD" guys have about a Gazillion years of experience on all the children that frequent this site. :-)
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We "OLD" guys have about a Gazillion years of experience on all the children that frequent this site. :-)
That's one plus for this site I'm coming up on 57 and I may have a case for not being an old one comparatively! Although my normal carry is a 2.5" 19
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I'm looking at 59 in a couple of months, but I ain't old yet. I'm still trying to wear out the same ol' Model 10 I bought used when I was 18. I've tried hard these 40 years but the thing looks as if it'll outlast me.

I greatly admire the 1911, have carried it off and on all my adult life, carry it now on occasion. Like revolvers best though. Like the CZ 75's looks as a possible "high-cap" alternative to the noble 1911.

Don't like plastic! My doctor says I have a mental allergy to plastic pistols.
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I'm a young 46, edc is my Grandfather's M36 (late 60's model?)

On a rare occasion I grab my LCP, but just don't have confidence in it.

Looking to add a 686 to my option list this week....can't wait!
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Started out with a Model 19 in my twenties. Sometimes I've strayed and packed the Colt Government Model .45ACP. Own quite a few from different eras and love shooting/collecting them,(picking up brass- not so much).But I've always come around full circle to the revolver. Either a 4" Model 10, 19, 24, or 28, or a 2"/2.5" 10, 19, 66 or 3" 24. I kinda tailor the revolver to the activity/mission so to speak. Now pushing 47, doubt I'll ever change.

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Well I'm definitely old at 72 years old and I have not carried a revolver in a very long time. Why, because I was and Combat Infantry soldier in Vietnam in 1969 and I learned that semi-automatic pistols work great and some allowed you to have more ammo at hand if needed than 6. My carry pistol is a Sig P228 with 16 rounds of 9mm ammo and it is reliable and size wise is the same size a S&W K frame 4 inch barreled revolver.
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I'm 33 years old. I very often open carry a .357 magnum full sized revolver as an everyday set up. Usually a GP100 with wood stocks. I also carry a J-frame as a BUG very often.

If I'm not open carrying a large revolver, then it's usually a government model 1911 with stag-design grips.

These are my usual carry pistols--- full size wheel gun or a 1911.

Am I old? I don't feel like a kid anymore.
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70. I have 65 with 3" barrel and Glock 19. I carry either one but probably the 65 more. Not sure the decision is a rational one based on SD perceived needs but one of appreciation of art v mechanical functionality. If I had to march to the sound of gunfire it would be with the Glock.
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