GUN Is there still any reason to buy a revolver?

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  1. Peak_Oil

    Peak_Oil New Member

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    Autos are very reliable. My s&w 38 used to jam after 100 rounds or so due to fouling, but my glock goes and goes, hundreds of rounds at a time, never needs cleaning.

    I can't shoot .357 out of any auto unless you want to buy a deagle, so that's pretty much the only reason for a revolver at this point. Right?
     
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    Gimik New Member

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    1. Pocket guns.
    2. Huge Calibers.
    3. Just cool.
     
  3. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    For the most part it's a reliable design that can be very compact and hold higher calibers.
     
  4. Xenogenesis

    Xenogenesis What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?!

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    Autoloaders have problems reloading subsonic rounds some times (inc you want to do some backyard shooting)
    mind you that can be changed with diff springs etc so *shrugs*
     
  5. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    Many semi-autos are made in .357. Two manufacturers off the top of my head are Glock and Steyr.
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    Sardaukar Active Member

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    Whoops. :uh:

    I'll just be going now. :mamoru:
     
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    the reliability factor is still there. Even in a glock, if the round doesn't go bang, you have a problem. With a revolver, you just pull the trigger again and it doesn't matter.

    Also, I find I shoot far more accurately with revolvers. :dunno:
     
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    newer semis have closed the "reliability" gap... but the gap does still exist. Likewise, semis bring other benefits that revolvers cannot.

    It's like bolt-action rifles.... you're not gonna see them go away.
     
  10. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    New Taurus let you pull the trigger twice on the round :noes:
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    There's no magic about .357 mag that makes it a round sprinkled with unicorn magic dust. The j-frame makes a great pocket gun, more powerful cartridges can benefit from the strength of a revolver, but if it comes down to glock 19 or revolver for personal defense, the glock should win every time.
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Picking a glock or a revolver for SD is a personal preference. A few rounds of .357 or 9MM will both stop someone.
     
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    Reliability (autos are better, but still not as good as revolvers)
    Big calibers
    Pocket guns

    I use mine for practice alot - wax rounds with just a primer in them. Good luck getting the slide on an auto to move. Shooting in the garage ftw.
     
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    Why are there so few .45 revolvers?
     
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    rimless cartridge (if you mean .45acp). There are lots of .45LC revolvers :dunno:
     
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    VANOS .

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    Yeah I meant .45ACP. I have no idea what rimless means though :o
     
  17. Gimik

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    it means the end doesn't flare out past the walls of the cartridge. So there's nothing to catch the round when you put it in a cylinder. They require moon clips to hold the cartridge in the cylinder (which are pretty cool anyway).

    Same thing with 9mm btw.
     
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    No doubt, I just think one choice is generally as out of date as a cap and ball pistol ;)
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I'm amazed nobody's mentioned yet that you can't play Russian Roulette with a clip-loader.

    (or rather, the odds are somewhat worse :mamoru:)
     
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    I've heard of people playing RR with an auto :o
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i want S&W to make a 642 in 9mm.
     
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    That makes two of us although I'm not sure how much fun the recoil would be. The closest we can come for now is buying used expensive s&w 940's.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Because revolvers are still badass. Vin Diesel carried one.
     
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    One of these days, I'll buy a S&W that takes moon clips. I think they make a custom .357 that does. So hot...
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Besides the slight reliability advantage and being much more tolerant to load and bullet type (when was the last time a revolver would properly chamber with FMJ but not HP) revolvers have an advantage over even DA semis if a round fails to fire a revolver will give you a fresh round and not just the ability to hope it was a weak primer strike.
     

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