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Old 05-07-2020, 11:30 AM
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BTW, didn't just make the extra threat thing up. Have heard it from more than one of the retired cops that were teaching training classes I've taken. Also just a sample of one, but knew a city cop that had a guy he arrested come after his kid.

Most civilians don't get that as part of their retirement package.
When I was processing into the FBI one of the agents in the local office was closing in on 60, though the mandatory retirement age was (and still is) 57. A guy he had locked up 20 years before got out and his first order of business was to burn down the agent’s house. No loss of life, but even with insurance it was a financial blow, and the agent was allowed to stay on the job past mandatory to help him recover. He said he barely remembered the bad guy. As the saying goes: The tree remembers what the axe forgets.

That story really stuck with me, and I’ve always worried more about somebody burning down my house than just shooting me at a stoplight.

I try not to stress over it. I was the case agent in probably 400 cases that resulted in somebody going to the federal pen. Then there are the many hundreds of fugitive arrests where all I did was locate and arrest folks on other people’s warrants. On top of that there are an ungodly number of people with whom I sat in small rooms and accused of awful things who were never charged. I’m sure 99.9999999 percent couldn’t pick me out of a lineup, but it only takes one to burn my damn house down.

That said, I’m fine with a .38 Colt Agent and no reload. I’ll sort it out with that, but I totally understand how others might feel the need for a different set up.
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Extensive shooting use of revolvers for some 45 years now has taught me that a volume of remedial action never was required anyway in order to return the revolvers to working order for they always worked for me. I use double-action revolvers for serious social purposes. The single-action revolvers on hand here are for collecting and for fun.

I shoot automatics too. Tap-rack-bang and all the other volume of remedial action represents a really crummy way to have to run an automatic but it all sounds so great, so simple and foolproof in forum posts.

The derisively placed quotation marks around the word "automatic" are duly noted, indicating a certain condescending disapproval.

The pistols have been referred to as "automatics" since 1900 and the term remains in use today.
Extensive experience and never found any type of malfunction that could shut a revolver down? After 45 years? I found about kinetic bullet pulling jamming a cylinder's rotation and getting an empty casing hard seated very early in my experience with revolvers. Having knowledge of the malfunction and some idea of the remedial action prevents the revolver from becoming a paper weight. A volume of remedial action refers to a series of known procedures not necessarily a great many. I believe that this has been mostly lost for the revolvers. Do you carry a pen that can fit in your cylinder throats? How about a knife with a sturdy clip point blade? Two things that can help clear a shell caught under the extractor quickly or push a projectile that got pulled by recoil back into the cylinder.

I will cede you the "automatic" as used by Colt. Most follow on with "clip" soon thereafter the utterance of "automatic". No condescension on that.

Nowhere did I use tap, rack and bang. Representation of a crummy way to run something may be unsavory to forum experts, but a determined user of a firearm that goes through the remedial actions during a malfunction is a survivor. Yes the situation may eventually overwhelm the user of the malfunctioning firearm, but they have a higher probability of survival if they know what to do and attempt to correct the problem instantly.
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"Extensive experience and never found any type of malfunction that could shut a revolver down?"

Of course anything that we post on firearms forums must by nature be anecdotal and taken with a grain of salt for there is little that may be proven by individuals posting their personal experiences.

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Anyhoo ... l grew up in a rural environment with unlimited shooting opportunities on several different family owned rural properties so shoot I did and shoot I still do. We still own the largest of those properties and I regularly shoot and hunt there yet. As an adult I've always belonged to private gun clubs, belong to a local gun club at present with a range less than three minutes from my driveway. I grew up around handguns and have been shooting my own since the mid-1970s: plinking, range practice (both bad and good habits and technique), formal competition, hunting afield, and enjoying hand load development for them.

Actually I admire and enjoy rifles best of all.

In the years that I've used revolvers, I've experienced difficulties with high primers on an occasion back in my early days of hand loading in the mid-1970s, something easily remedied by attention to primer seating. Fixed.

Also, back in early hand loading days I deliberately set out to experimentally see how little crimp I could get by with in hand loading .38 Special ammunition, with predictable results. In this instance the simple expedient of a thumb pressing the bullets back into the fronts of the chambers fixed the problem and I subsequently adjusted the crimp accordingly. Fixed.

A third occasion found me experimentally hand loading "performance" ammunition for the .32-20 in a 1907 vintage Smith & Wesson K-Frame Hand Ejector using a very heavy charge of IMR 4227. This nuclear powered handload caused the tapered and slightly bottlenecked .32-20 cases to back out and tie up the cylinder rendering the revolver inoperable and difficult to open. That handload was scrapped and the revolver was returned to service, none the worse for the wear ... by all outward appearances. Fixed.

I was a noob, young and dumb back then, but even then I'd have never employed any of those "experimental" hand loads for any serious revolver use.

Dud rounds are an annoyance in either revolver or automatic. An expedient pull of the trigger fixes the dud round in the double-action revolver in an emergency.

A bullet stuck in a barrel during an emergency need for a handgun pretty well means one is having a bad day with either revolver or automatic.

Otherwise, I could contrive a number of scenarios which would tie up either a revolver or an automatic where neither you nor I could sort it out in an emergency situation. Them's the breaks.

Other than those three experiences mentioned above which I caused I've had no further issues with revolvers in decades of heavy shooting use and I'm still regularly shooting some of the same revolvers I was shooting 40 years ago. I love automatics, especially 1911 guns, but cannot attest to the same track record of revolver reliability with many of the automatics I've had. Some have been flawless in their reliability, but for me there's niggling doubt about the breed.

To bring this tortured pontification back around to the topic at hand, I would choose a snub Smith & Wesson or Colt revolver over any model of compact automatic ever made by any manufacturer.

That's just me.

Revolvers, particularly Smith & Wesson revolvers is why I'm a member of the Forum.

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Oh ... another revolver tie up occurred to me.

Years ago a piece of thread from off of a homemade cleaning patch became lodged beneath the extractor star of my favorite Smith & Wesson Model 10 after a cleaning session. Next time it came out for shooting use the revolver was balky, but it would have "sorta" worked. The thread was discovered and removed, the extractor star returned to seating properly, and a lesson was learned about attention to detail in revolver maintenance.
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I guess I still don't understand how anyone can recommend a 2" J frame, even with reduced recoil loads for the occasional shooter. The revolver defenders here act like Automatics are the most complicated things in the world tuned like Swiss watches with any one of its hand fit intricacies ready to break at a moments notice.

Have you taken the side plate off a revolver? Have you seen a cut away drawing of a glock? At best the complexity and points of failure between the two is a wash.

Shooting Revolver - Load rounds, Close cylinder pull trigger
Shooting Automatic - Insert magazine, rack slide, pull trigger.

If your mental capacities are over whelmed by this change, you have no business carrying a firearm.

Reloading Revolver - Open Cylinder, transfer to non shooting hand, hit ejection rod (did all the cases eject?), fumble with loose rounds or insert speed loader, discard speed loader, close cylinder, pull trigger. (Of course I know we're all Jerry Miculek's here and have practiced our reloads endlessly under pressure and couldn't possibly hesitate or fumble a movement that requires a lot of fine motor skills. I certainly know I am )

Reloading automatic - Depress magazine release, insert fresh magazine, rack slide, pull trigger.

The automatic seems a lot simpler to me. They point just as well as any snub nose and generally come with highly visible 3 Dot sights with better, crisper, triggers from the factory and with a capacity advantage. Sure you may not need the 5 -10 extra rounds, but the one time you do you'll be glad they're there.

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I guess I still don't understand how anyone can recommend a 2" J frame, even with reduced recoil loads for the occasional shooter.
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Reloading Revolver -
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Reloading automatic -
Mechanically the clockworks in a revolver may be less reliable than a semi comparing range guns over thousands of rounds (maybe), but in the instance of a single use, IMO there's way less chance for a user induced malfunction with a revolver than a semi-auto (limp wrist, mag not inserted all the way, slide not in battery).

With reloads, are reloads even a thing in a civilian self defense encounter? Hasn't the ASP guy said he's never seen one ever used in the tens of thousands of videos he's reviewed?
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The revolver has one very important characteristic trait that no automatic pistol can claim. The revolver is operated by direct mechanical manipulation.

In order to function, the automatic is totally dependent on the correct function of the cartridge in ways that the revolver is not dependent on the cartridge. Cartridge dimensions and bullet shape must of necessity fall within a more narrow dimensional range for the automatic than for the revolver and the powder charge requires more more narrow constraints. Correct cartridge performance is far more critical to the proper function of the automatic than it is for the revolver.

The cylinder of the revolver can arguably be considered a more reliable mechanism for introducing a cartridge into battery than the detachable magazine of the automatic. Those magazines can and do become troublesome to a far greater extent than does the revolver's simple mechanically advancing cylinder.
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This discourse could go on forever.....
Just think about this for a minute, What if there was only one type of handgun made? Revolver, semi, or even a single shot Derringer? Whichever it was we would have to adapt. Thankfully we have choices.

Kind of the like old quip, if all the old guys liked the same thing, they would have all chased your granny.

I do however take offence by the the statement made above:
"If your mental capacities are over whelmed by this change, you have no business carrying a firearm."
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No one yet has mentioned the thousands of us who watched a conflict between L. H. Oswald and Jack Ruby. It would be difficult to explain to my nine year old self how a 38 wasn't enough gun.
Uh, an assassination is not a conflict. If you were handcuffed I could probably kill you with a pencil. I wouldn't want to rely on a pencil to defend myself if attacked. 5rds is enough, until its not. Study gunfights, knife attacks, pretty easy to see where it all can come apart in a hurry.
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Why yes, yes we have taken the side plate off of a revolver.

We've also taken down a Glock and seen "the inwardness of the thing."
We haven't even had to rely on a cut-away drawing of a Glock.

Nobody here's acting as if either is akin to the intricacies of a Swiss watch.

My mental capacities, never all that great and diminishing as I age, are yet not overwhelmed by use of either revolver or automatic.

Why NOT to Carry a .38 Snub

To which could be replied: Why not carry a .38 Snub?

I'd recommend the revolver, snub or otherwise, even to the occasional shooter.

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One of the revolvers greatest strengths IMO is its reliability regardless of the shooters grip, stance or how well the gun is generally supported. A particular semi-auto may be perfectly reliable through thousands of rounds under range conditions, but I think it important to consider the possibility you may not be able to get two hands on the gun, may have to fire from retention or while pulling the gun back, while moving, in contact with attacker, while injured, on the ground and so on. Under such circumstances, a seemingly perfectly reliable semi-auto can suddenly become not so.

And then there is also the issue of intentional or inadvertent contact being made and either forcing the gun out of battery(at least momentarily) or the slide movement being fouled. It could be as simple as the slide making contact with your clothing. I was reading a post on another forum where someone stated their M&P 9c was very prone to this issue. It honestly doesn’t take much to stop an autoloader from cycling as Tom Givens demonstrates in this video...

I also recently came across an article from Greg Ellifritz which the following excerpt was taken from..

“Observation #1– Please understand that normally reliable guns will occasionally sh*t the bed when fired from a retention position.

I noticed this was especially true with a Glock 43 and a couple of Walther PPQ pistols in class. I also saw the same issue with a S&W Shield (although with less frequency). The guns were completely reliable when shot with two hands. They had all kinds of feeding problems in anything but the most stable thumb/pectoral index shooting position from retention.
Some pistol models seem to be significantly more prone to malfunctioning if not shot in an incredibly stable firing platform. If the gun wasn’t fully supported in all 360 degrees, the malfunction rate skyrocketed.”

Source: Oops! We can't find that. | Buckeye Firearms Association

I have no clue as to the likelihood of this actually occurring in real world conditions or the degree it’s relevant to armed self-defense, but I definitely think it’s worthy of at least some amount of consideration.
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Yep. It can be pretty surprising to some folks when they find themselves in a situation where their normally "dead-nuts reliable" semiauto pistol chokes because something touched it in just the wrong way.

Might be when they're being run through some range scenario where their pistol touches a barricade (during recoil, and they don't realize it happened) ... or some article of clothing gets too close to the action going on ... or they simply aren't able to grasp the pistol as well as they expect, or think they are ... and the pistol doesn't operate quite like they expect.

Revolvers can be induced to choke, too, especially if they have external hammers, but the shooter may have to work a bit harder to make it happen.
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I do however take offence by the the statement made above:
"If your mental capacities are over whelmed by this change, you have no business carrying a firearm."
That's fine. I stand by it. It wasn't targeted at anyone in particular. But if a person cannot grasp such a simple manual of arms, I worry about their mental state and decision making in a deadly force situation.

The skill floor for double action shooting (most likely in an SD scenario given how fast they happen) of any revolver is much higher, and requires a much large dedication of time from the occasional shooter. Revolvers are great training tools for teaching fundamentals and wonderful range guns. But my opinion is that you will produce a safe and more competent shooter, making better hits on target, faster with an automatic. Additionally the automatics and the ammunition available today has largely closed the "reliability" gap. Judging by the Gun Store cases stacked high with polymer guns, I'd say the market at large agrees with me.

Again carry what you want, I'm just some guy on the internet arguing for some entertainment through the pandemic. Remember we're all here because we love revolvers at the end of the day, what ever we choose to use them for.

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Just to show you my line of thinking. I am almost 300 miles from home in a hotel in Nevada for work getting ready to head up on the hill to do some work in the morning. I do not have my snub with me that I carry almost every single day. There is a time and place for everything. This time I can't avoid SSS so I prepare differently.




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I own and carry both the Sig P365 and P320 X-Compact but recently picked up a S&W 327 8 shot snub nose revolver that I will work into my carry rotation. In my opinion this is a beautifully made Performance Center revolver that is both easy to shoot and carry. It's definitely not a pocket revolver but that's fine with me as I never pocket carry. I always carry OWB at four o'clock.


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Typical I can't do it so it's bad. None of the 4 reasons are valid, at least for me.
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Kind of the like old quip, if all the old guys liked the same thing, they would have all chased your granny.

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Or she would never be a granny Larry
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Some of the fallacies of the aforementioned article were well explained here. I have carried a BHP for over 40 years backed up by a 2" Model 36. The few, (thank God), hot encounters I had were all very close range and the snub could have handled these alone very easily. I liked the idea of having two guns but positively one of them would always have been the snub---my favorite load for it then was the now no longer available 200 grain super police load.
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Like a lot in this thread, not much impressed with this, "vaunted", writer or his take on .38 snubbys. Never heard of him before today. I'll be hanging on to my .38s.

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IMO none ( that survive). In a panic driven adrenaline rush there's no time to use sights, unless you've got the demeanor and time to take aim at 20 yards plus; then ya go to jail.
Jim Cirillo survived a few, and I remember a quote from him to the effect that the single clearest memory he retained from the moment when shots were fired in his first lethal force encounter was the mental image of the serrations on the front sight of his Model 10, because at that instant he was concentrating on his front sight like his life depended on it—which it did. Jeff Cooper trained a whole generation of professionals to focus on the front sight.
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Jim Cirillo survived a few, and I remember a quote from him to the effect that the single clearest memory he retained from the moment when shots were fired in his first lethal force encounter was the mental image of the serrations on the front sight of his Model 10, because at that instant he was concentrating on his front sight like his life depended on it—which it did. Jeff Cooper trained a whole generation of professionals to focus on the front sight.
Plenty of accounts of people not using their sights in a gunfight, including Bob Stasch, who survived 14 gunfights while a Chicago PD officer. Also, plenty of accounts of people who did use sights, including Cirillo.

There are also threat-focused approaches where you focus on the target with your blurry sights in your line of vision. I've used this method and it works quite well. I've also just brought the gun up into my line of sight to get a rough alignment on the target.

Another reason why sights, and practicing sighted fire, can be important is because it helps build "muscle memory" for getting the gun aligned on target. Even if you can't see the sights, or focus on them, prior practice will help instill proper alignment and improve your ability to hit the target.
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Take what the author “Jim Grant” states in his article, with a grain of salt. He is a writer and videographer and reviews guns. He is entitled to his opinions, that all the article is.

The snub nose revolver has served LE and civilians well and will continue to do so. Are there better platforms, sure, but to lambast the snubby, well, that’s just un- American, IMHO. Many a life has been saved and crimes prevented with revolvers. The true experts will confirm those FACTS.

It all comes down to personal preference and personal risk management, as well as ones level of training. Just my 2 cents and 40 yrs in LE.
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I thought the reason cops switched from revolvers to semi-autos was to not be out gunned. I don't worry about round-count if a crack head is threatening me from 18 inches away. All I need is one good boolit.
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I thought the reason cops switched from revolvers to semi-autos was to not be out gunned. I don't worry about round-count if a crack head is threatening me from 18 inches away. All I need is one good boolit.

the last straw was the Trooper Coates murder. prior to that incident many departments still issued revolvers and the ones that issued body armor did so without side coverage. the lag time for some agencies was finding a semiauto that officers could transition from the revolver. the DAO auto was picked by many. though neither of these would have made the difference in the Coates murder (he was hit in the armpit where vests today still don't cover, and his .357 magnum was loaded with .38 specials)…
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Well just took the .38 snub (steel k frame) down to the pond to try out on my TacStrike steel. Only too easy to keep all shots on the target at 9 yards shooting double action two handed. I did miss once shooting one handed double action; the 2nd shot i'd ever fired thru the gun. Single action head shots at 9 yards were again, childs play. An impressively accurate weapon. Ammo was 125 grain cast full effort handloads.
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I think it’s very easy to put too much emphasis on one incident, one quote, and one individual.

IIRC, in one of his books from the 80’s, Chuck Norris mentioned an incident where he dropped an attacker with a single sidekick and it confirmed in his mind the effectiveness of the martial art he was learning. You could point to that incident and his words to say Tang Soo Do Sidekicks are all I need to learn for self-defense and “if it’s good enough for Chuck, it’s good enough for me.” Still, it’s just one incident, one individual and one statement. Chuck went on to have very different viewpoints on martial arts than he did at the time he wrote that book.

In regards to Jim Cirillo, I believe he spent a great deal of time in developing a threat-focused shooting program, so he obviously wasn’t a proponent that using traditional sighted fire was appropriate at all times and understood that different scenarios required a different methodology.

And Cirillo switched to primarily carrying Glock’s in his later years as far as I know. Understandable based on his experience and if I had been in his line of work, I’d definitely carry a high-capacity autoloader or two. A snub is a fantastic personal defense weapon, but an awful police service pistol. But, I’m not a police officer and our needs differ. I simply won’t get into the same kinds of situations as LEO’s unless I choose to intentionally to do so, which I have no intent to do. Same as I wouldn’t use a snub or any handgun if I was a Navy SEAL sniper since the tasks are very different, but that doesn’t mean the snub is ineffective or perhaps even the most efficient weapon for my purposes.
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Another reason why sights, and practicing sighted fire, can be important is because it helps build "muscle memory" for getting the gun aligned on target. Even if you can't see the sights, or focus on them, prior practice will help instill proper alignment and improve your ability to hit the target.
This little nugget is often over looked.

I remember one near-shooting where I thought a partner was about to be killed. Call it a "furtive movement" moment.

One instant I'm standing and scanning for possible officer safety threats from several individuals while we're checking out a suspicious circumstances call where someone had called for help because they feared being attacked by a carload of men. (Who had followed the RP from a scene where several other men, reportedly gang members, had just been arrested in a nearby jurisdiction. Context.)

The next instant one of the men did something he was specifically told not to do, suddenly reaching his hand under the front seat of a car when my partner turned his attention away.

The next instant after that, I had 3 white dots floating in my vision, mildly obstructing my view of the individual who was bringing his hand back up from underneath the front seat, turning to look at my partner. I yelled, and I suddenly saw 5 white spots aligned in my vision (the man turned to look at me when I'd yelled).

Yep, 3 white sight dots and 2 wide eyes, all clustered together. I didn't even realize I'd drawn my service weapon.

No, nobody got shot. The man froze when he realized I was prepared to shoot him. Close, though.

Those white dot sights simply "appeared" where I was prepping the trigger and preparing to put a bullet.
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In regards to Jim Cirillo, I believe he spent a great deal of time in developing a threat-focused shooting program, so he obviously wasn’t a proponent that using traditional sighted fire was appropriate at all times and understood that different scenarios required a different methodology.
IIRC, he called it Silhouette Shooting. The idea was that you'd use the rear of the gun to cover the target and get the alignment right. If the cylinder was out-of-round or the rear of the slide was out-of-square, you weren't aligned properly. I've experimented with it briefly, but for me I preferred either target-focused sighted shooting or looking over the top of the gun in my line-of-sight.
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Just repeated my efforts with my little model 60. It was really easy to get kill zone hits on my steel target at 9 yards. Double action, two hand hold. I did miss the single action head shots twice. First time firing this particular all steel J frame. Certainly good enough to carry with confidence.
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Just to show you my line of thinking. I am almost 300 miles from home in a hotel in Nevada for work getting ready to head up on the hill to do some work in the morning. I do not have my snub with me that I carry almost every single day. There is a time and place for everything. This time I can't avoid SSS so I prepare differently.



SOF-T Wide is a much better TQ or the CAT. They both require less force than the Rat to stop blood flow.
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SOF-T Wide is a much better TQ or the CAT. They both require less force than the Rat to stop blood flow.
Agreed. I use the SOF-T in my kit, but there's no disputing the compactness of the RATS. If it's a choice between carrying a RATS or not carrying a tourniquet...

Just my opinion.
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It's almost impossible to reload a double-action revolver in a short-range shootout. Has anybody ever done it?

How much harder to reload a single action!

There you are, poking out the empties one by one, while the Jackboys with their Glock Forties hammer you into the dust.

Nobody's too old to park that single action revolver, and get into a Glock, M&P, P226, VP9, or other modern handgun eminently suited to save your life.

"Ruger Fans" might indeed dispute this now, but you won't find any alive after a gunfight to do any disputin'. They'll be at the morgue.


N.B. to Mtgianni: There was no "conflict" between Oswald and Jack Ruby. Ruby shot an unarmed Oswald restrained by police. I have the autopsy report. The 158 grain bullet turned right and downward and perforated many vital organs.

I been shooting my Ruger for over 50 years and on a man size target I can get 5 center mass hits out of 5 to 50 yards real quick and every time . I can do the same with my N, K and J frames . How am I disadvantaged ? How does that lead to me ending up in the morgue ? I also been known to do the same with the semi autos that I own.

They are no faster and no more accurate . My Ruger will keep me safe, as will my J frame with little chance of needing to reload . Only hits count .

In other words you are full of ****.
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Bless that young Feller's heart. Maybe one day he will learn the truth about some things.

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Perhaps he can follow up that dandy w a 9 vs 45 article?
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I own and carry both the Sig P365 and P320 X-Compact but recently picked up a S&W 327 8 shot snub nose revolver that I will work into my carry rotation. In my opinion this is a beautifully made Performance Center revolver that is both easy to shoot and carry. It's definitely not a pocket revolver but that's fine with me as I never pocket carry. I always carry OWB at four o'clock.


You have excellent choice in carry pieces.

As for the S&W 327PC, 8 rounds of .357 magnum, I often carry one with a Crimson Trace set of lasergrips attached. My most common carry method is pocket carry, in a Robert Mika pocket holster in my right front Levi's pocket, with a 6-shot speed strip in the jeans watch pocket (an 8-shot speed strip pokes up out of the pocket for the world to see). Nobody ever notices it (except me).
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2 of my most carried edc firearms are the 340pd and 327pc. I'm a big fan of small light weight revolvers.

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A NewYork reload satisfies capacity making it now 10,11 or 12 based on weapon combinations. Have loved my snubs for almost 50 years and have always felt secure carrying them. Over half of all of my handguns are snubs and all of my handguns are revolvers.
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