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Old July 4th, 2017, 10:23 AM #41
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The challenge with giving someone that can't rack a slide a pre-loaded semi with a big magazine is what does she do if she limp wrists the Glock (yes, it is possible to limp wrist a Glock, I've seen it) and gets a stovepipe? She is in big trouble.

I'm a 1911 guy, so I appreciate your respect of it, but remember that the 1911 with a stock mag only holds 7 rounds, one more than most 4" revolvers. Even today's 8 round 1911 magazines are matched by many 8 shot revolvers. Here is a great article on the viability of the 8 shot revolver as a home defense firearm: https://www.shootingillustrated.com/...to-semi-autos/


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Smack the mag against a hard surface, rip the rear sight against a 90 degree angle (preferably the bad guys eye socket) and get back to business.
Reload a 1911 then reload a revolver and tell me which one you'd rather do in the dark sweating and panicked.
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Revolver manufacturers are not missing out on the home defense market. The ignorant and untrained are not promoting them. They love selling hollywood's "gats".

Burns me up to no end when at any box store gun retailer that the dope behind the counter has zero clue. Man and wife come in looking for a basic pistol for the house. I have yet to see them show a revolver to these couples. Revolvers aren't cool looking.


A GP100 four inch in .357, and a SP101 in .357 are some hella cool and manly looking revolvers. They will absolutely get the job done.
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Smack the mag against a hard surface, rip the rear sight against a 90 degree angle (preferably the bad guys eye socket) and get back to business.
Reload a 1911 then reload a revolver and tell me which one you'd rather do in the dark sweating and panicked.
Yeah. Your mom can do that. You trained her?
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My wife and I crossed this bridge a while back. She didn't like the long pull of the revolver, and although after learning technique could rack most slides, still wasn't comfortable with a simple glock solution. We solved it with a sig 938. She took (to my surprise) to the 1911 platform and found it intuitive to flick off the safety. She still didn't like the "big gun." The 938 has an easy to rack slide and is small enough to fit her hand. With pinky extension mags it holds 7+1 and she is comfortable shooting it. It has much less recoil than expected in such a small package and she is happy, which of course makes me happy and comfortable.

Revolvers are a great and unfortunately diminishing market segment due to them not looking "tactical." They do have drawbacks such as capacity that take training to overcome if reloads are necessary. Slapping a new mag in is easier than quickly reloading a revolver. For the majority of simple break ins that are likely to occur, one armed with a revolver will probably fare well. If they are comfortable with a revolver. If not, they have 5-6 shots to see how they fare, which is better than none.
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Yeah. Your mom can do that. You trained her?
Yeppers and todays a family day so I'll be spending time with little kids I care about not you so have a nice Independence Day.
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I had a chance to shoot a Walther PK380 at one point and found the slide to be easy to manipulate.
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Smack the mag against a hard surface, rip the rear sight against a 90 degree angle (preferably the bad guys eye socket) and get back to business.

Reload a 1911 then reload a revolver and tell me which one you'd rather do in the dark sweating and panicked.


Don't get me wrong, clearly, it is far easier to reload a semi. My primary SD gun is a Glock 23 with 14 round magazines (13 rounds and a Pearce extension). As others have said, something is better than nothing. My wife lacks the hand strength to rack most semis (I have a bunch of them, so she has tried). Her gun is a seven round revolver that shoots 32 S&W Long SJHP. At 10 yards, she can empty it in the 8 ring or better. That's good enough for me to have peace of mind.


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9mm carbine with light and Aimpoint. Little noise and recoil. Easy to shoot. Short and handy.
This. Even absolute novices can hit an 8" target at 25 yards the first time out.
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If the ladies in my house want a revolver and shoot it accurately, who am I to blow against the wind? I think revolvers are easier to clean and maintain, personally. No killing your thumb on the slide release, no spring to fly across the room, no slide to rack, and no failures to feed. If I want to be a tacticool operator, I get a Glock-brand-Glock. The ladies do not want tacticool, they like purdy guns.

I think revolvers are spendy because they have become something of a status symbol. Take an 8-shot Taurus .357 to the range, people are like "geez you could not afford the real thing." You definitely do not want to pull the Taurus out of the Coach purse.
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