Are Revolvers Good Defensive Arms?
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    The original "Point and Click" interface.....

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    I've done an extensive amount of revolver shooting in my life time. All double action to the point of having at one time several M15, M19, M66 and M67 revolvers that went back to S&W for the lack of better terminology rebuild which means a substantial amount 38SPL and 357 Mag went down range.

    That said my EDC is a MP9c and the revolvers are in storage. The only revolver not in storage is a M-640. I no longer see an advantage of a revolver over a semiautomatic pistol.
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    I prefer a revolver but being "older" now I need firepower & alotta Boolits. Good ole Model 58!
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    True story from LEO days:
    An elderly man ran a pawn shop near downtown located on a busy street. He had a hanging bell on the shop front door to alert him if anyone entered and he usually sat off in a side room watching t.v. He kept two loaded guns under the front counter, a 2" Colt .38 with 158 gr. RNL and a Single Action Army Colt .45 loaded with factory 250 grain RNFP lead. Two crooks quietly entered without setting off the hanging bell, went behind the counter and each found a gun. Robber #1 with the SAA entered the t.v. area and shoved the gun in the old mans chest. The man looked at his own gun and saw the robber did not have the SAA hammer cocked so he grabbed and twisted the gun, taking possession of it & breaking robber #1's index finger in the process. Robber #2 (unseen & unknown by the store owner) stepped forward and shot the store owner once in the chest with the .38. As the store owner fell, he "fanned" two rounds from the SAA at the robbers. One round missed, went through the shop front window, across 4 busy traffic street lanes, entered the breakfast shop window across the street, passed over a dozen peoples heads, entered the kitchen area, rattled some pots & pans, and was recovered on the kitchen floor. The other 250 grain .45 Colt round hit robber #2 in the hip area, passed through his body and privates and blew off one of his reproductive organs which was laying on the shop floor. Broken finger robber #1 helped seriously injured, screaming & bleeding robber #2 into the getaway car and they were later arrested at a hospital seeking medical treatment. The shop owner survived but never opened his business again due to his injuries. It sure made a believer out of me regarding the old .45 Colt round.
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    Over the years, I've been asked many times. What should we get for a home defense gun. Without fail, I've recommended a 4" revolver in .38 Special. Nearly anyone can learn to use one effectively.
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    I CC carry both a revolver and a semi auto at various times. I can shoot my revolvers more accurately and just as fast. Plus I do not need to think about flipping off a safety with the revolver. In most situations of self defense, you are not going to be able to shoot more than 3-5 times anyhow before the incident is over anyway. Plus, my CC revolvers use more powerful cartridges than my semi auto.
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    In the home, it is REVOLVERS ONLY.
    I figure the issue will be resolved one way or another very quickly.
    When I am travelling it is an auto with an extra magazine.
    I figure I will have no idea as to how many assailants I might run into.
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    Quote from the news story: "Fortunately, the “good guy with a gun” was clearly the better shot in this incident, and the now-deceased suspect didn’t so much as graze the clerk."

    That pretty much says it all....
    Last edited by thomasinaz; 02-18-2017 at 09:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasinaz View Post
    Quote from the news story: "Fortunately, the “good guy with a gun” was clearly the better shot in this incident, and the now-deceased suspect didn’t so much as graze the clerk."

    That pretty much says it all....
    In the NRA official publications each month there is a Armed Citizen column which is a collection of self-defense stores taken from different news sources. Usually brief and lacking in finite detail. What can be taken from the stories is the individuals that prevailed in self defense were Combative not that they were the better marksmen.
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    ah.........duh................................is the back side of a postage stamp sticky?..............
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