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Old 02-01-2017, 06:14 PM
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What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto?  
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I think for the majority of us we hope we never have to pull the trigger on someone. That being said, years ago our home defense teacher answered that like this. "For someone not very experienced and quite frankly also the experienced person, a revolver gives that little bit of extra time to make that deadly force decision. You could always change your mind in the time it takes to pull that trigger through the action, whereas on an auto if you touch the trigger it's going to fire right then and now." Just something to think about. I carry a Makarov which is an auto and double action. Wife a 642 SW revolver.
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:50 PM
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What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto?  
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Using a revolver for self-defense is acceptable. As a woman, a great handgun like S&W M&P Bodyguard is the best self defense for women or any lightest handgun will do for a beginner.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:40 PM
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What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto?  
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Depends on what the user calls "self defense." The overwhelming majority of people who buy handguns take them home, sometimes load them, and put them away. It is, to these people, a magic talisman to ward off evil. These folks are prime candidates for a good six shot K frame, Ruger GP series, or equivalent.
Even among those who shoot and practice, a revolver handled properly is a viable HD or CC firearm. Revolver dry fire practice is beneficial and translates to improved trigger control over most any handgun type.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:21 AM
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What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto? What type of gun is better for self defense in a beginner: a revolver or a semi-auto?  
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I have rephrased the parameters of this question. We are talk a beginner. A person that has never worked with guns or had a gun before. My preference is the revolver because you don't have to worry about jamming as much, a round being in the chamber, and/or the safety being on. It is a point and shoot set setup where the ease of use in an emergency situation will benefit the potential victim.
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:53 PM
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there is too many variables to give a flat answer .. the size and physical attributes of an individual may come into play .. some people are unable to rack a slide on some pistols while they can on others .. my wife can rack my Sig p238 but not the Sig P229, some do well with a safety while others never remember to take it off on the first shot .. some can shoot a striker fired pistol but a DA/SA might be pulled off target in Da ..

Its really all up to the individual and how well they handle either pistol .. the comments to try as many before your first buy is solid info and even then you my not eventually like the first one after buying it ..
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:08 PM
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I started with a full size M&P as my first gun. I go to the range twice a month to make sure I know my gun and am comfortable with it. I liked the semi-automatic because when you need fast stopping power, you have little time. Being able to get 3 shots off very quickly increases my chance for survivability. That was my theory when I bought it and I still prefer it over a revolver now that I am carrying a Shield.
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