Could you trust your life to a revolver?

I was talking with a buddy and he said revolvers are fun to shoot but bad to carry. Mostly because the low capacity and just general unwieldiness of a revolver is pretty glaring. He also mentioned that in a age where 20+ rounds in a mag is common for semi-autos, there is just no reason to take 6-7 shots that a revolver offers? If you ever have to "fend for your life" the only answer is really mag dumping at close ranges. There aren't really shoot outs at medium range and taking cover and shit. Apparently. I have no real idea because I have never had to pull a gun on someone. I guess it all comes down to what you feel comfortable with and I feel comfortable with but in your opinion, could you trust your life to a revolver? One point my friend did make is that revolvers can carry stronger rounds so if you live in area with wild animals(non-humans) then a revolver might be a good idea.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I carry a revolver chambered in 22LR. I'll let you bros know if it gets me killed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Witness him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hi styx

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      at least 22 WM

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Revolver is probably the BEST platform to carry .22LR in too, because they will fail to fire eventually, and revolver doesn't give a fuck if they do. You just pull the trigger again and it goes to the next one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wait why does .22 LR fail to fire?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because generally, on the whole, .22LR is cheapshit dirtbag ammo with terrible quality control and a fundamentally flawed design (rimfire). The only reason it still exists and hasn't been totally replaced by something centerfire is because god isn't real and the world is a joke.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          as you can see primer compound is crushed in the case. however the distribution of the primer isnt perfect. theres no way to ensure primer compound equally gets in the gap. its possible the area being crushed does not have enough compound to actually set the round off.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And the fact that .22LR is so small only amplifies the problem. The tiniest air bubble or uneven primer spread and it could fail to ignite. It's a problem with all rimfire, but it's far less common in big fuck cartridges like .45-70. Ironically is probably takes more expensive machines and far lower tolerances to produce good .22LR than it does to make almost any other cartridge, and nobody is willing to invest in that because .22LR is mostly desirable for it's affordability.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >.45-70
              .45-70 isn't rimfire.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fuck me you're right, it's rimmed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got the idea to do this. I wanted a .22 revolver and my friend found out. A month later he texts me asking if there's a reason I specifically wanted it in .22. What's wrong with that ? Does he think I'm crazy ?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My buddy showed me this video and it made a lot of sense

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Could you trust your life to a revolver
    Yes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "Pushing muzzle against target..."
      Can someone explain this? I've never fired either type with a muzzle pushed up against something.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if you ram a gun into something soft like a human, it might push the slide back just enough for the striker to not be able to reach the primer i.e. you will hear a click instead of a bang

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I never thought about that. Thanks for the explanation.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you have a light mounted that sticks out past the muzzle it can act as a standoff device

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I do have that on my pistol - since the ATF is apparently just never going to approve my form 4. Been carrying my 442 for fifteen years though. At this point, there isn't an argument either way that would get me to change what's comfy.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah but if the bad guy gets his hands on the slide it becomes a single shot weapon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Incorrect
          It has the potential to push the slide back just enough to trip the out-of-battery safety that disconnects the trigger and you wouldn't hear anything, click or otherwise

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not something you'd ever do intentionally, but it might be necessary. An auto loader will almost certainly jam if there's material (like clothing or fur) around the slide, especially the ejection port, whereas a revolver basically does not care at all.

        It's a very small niche, I think a more important advantage of revolvers is that you can weak wrist them and they still function normally which seems like it could be likely in a scuffle and you can't square up with proper shooting posture.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What

        It's not something you'd ever do intentionally, but it might be necessary. An auto loader will almost certainly jam if there's material (like clothing or fur) around the slide, especially the ejection port, whereas a revolver basically does not care at all.

        It's a very small niche, I think a more important advantage of revolvers is that you can weak wrist them and they still function normally which seems like it could be likely in a scuffle and you can't square up with proper shooting posture.

        said, but it goes beyond material. When you put a pistol against something (say a body), the slide gets pushed back and so does the barrel if it is recoil operated. After a certain point, it can't fire.
        If you own a pistol, unload it and give it a try. Push it up against something like your hand, or your bed, a chair, whatever, and try to pull the trigger. Usually if it's just pushed slightly it can still go, but if it's pushed back enough it will be disabled. Just make sure it's unloaded first.
        Point being, with a revolver that isn't an issue, since the barrel is fixed in place and you obviously have no slide. Is it likely you'll wind up in a scenario where you've got someone on top of you and your gun is sticking in their gut? Probably not, but it still stands.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When the home invader surrenders and you take them deep into the woods to the grave that you dug for just such an occasion, you'll want to push your gun up against their head to savor their last moments of life before you pull the trigger. Using a revolver ensures that there is no possibility that your ecstasy might get interrupted by a ftf.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not making them dig their own grave.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >so does the barrel if it is recoil operated
        Not my problem.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In the case of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman fired his gun with TM on top of him. His Keltec was up between jammed both of their chests. The gun proceeded to have a failure to eject because the gun was so close to Zimmerman's chest the slide hit his sternum, leaving a noticeable bruise (this was relevant, because at trial it was used to support that TM was EXTREMELY close).

        Now, GZ only had to shoot TM once, but his gun did malfunction. A revolver does not have that weakness.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >limp wrist
      Explain

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Newton's second law of motion.
        Bullet goes one way, slide goes the other way and reloads the gun. If you are not holding the gun with a firm grip, instead of the slide going back to reload the gun, the entire gun goes back and the motion is wasted, no empty casing gets ejected, no new round is chambered

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Succinct and Newtonpilled.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Theres a notable performance discrepancy between Semi auto performance at a sterile range and on the street. Now, in America a town like Baltimore doesnt exactly get sandstorms, yet its extremely common to see police vids where a gun does a
        >ftf
        >fte
        >magazine decides to embrace gravity

        Some people accuse poor maintenance. However, there are many YT vids of guns going through extreme abuse, then when held (properly) they seem to function fine. You can find guns like the Taurus g2c survive some thousand rounds with only a dud bullet, yet in numerous police vids you have glocks or other guns fail. Yet glocks seem to do fine at places like Battlefield Vegas or rentals at ranges, who have notoriously rough lives, and many anons have had 0 issue with their used police glocks/M&Ps etc despite the police, allegedly, maintaining them extremely poorly.

        I would propose that the main issue is poor form under duress. Maybe the slide catches a glove, or skin. Maybe the palm or a finger is resting on the mag release. Maybe the thumb is on the slide. And under duress many may not be thinking as clearly where their non dominant hand is, or their dominant hand has a less than ideal grip. A revolver is immune to these issues, but it comes at a cost. A DA trigger is heavy, and has a steeper curve. You may be giving up a lot of capacity relative to even a single stack XDS with the extra +1 mag. But to be fair ive never seen a cylinder just yeet itself into the Earth. Could it be training? Maybe. But it does seem to be an issue.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        loose in the wrist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This cope comparison never fails to make me laugh I swear
      >Yeah reload speed is almost the same if you try hard enough
      >Not ejecting brass is somehow relevant?
      >Barell length for a handgun is somehow relevant?
      >Cycling through multiple calibers is considered big enough pro to list?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not ejecting brass is definitely beneficial depending on what you're doing with the gun

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I agree that it's at least somewhat cope but easy collection of brass is nice for someone who reloads ammunition

        t. someone who reloads ammunition

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Yeah reload speed is almost the same if you try hard enough
        You don't have to try hard with a speed loader.
        >Not ejecting brass is somehow relevant?
        Yes, because that's when most malfunction happen in a handgun
        And you conveniently ignore the most important comparisons about limp wristing, contact shots, and firing after a round fails to go off. All of which are very relevant for handguns considering how they're used in self defense. I'm sorry to psychologically hurt you by destroying your adolescent fantasies, but as someone who IS, without a doubt, smarter than you it is my job to educate you. You're not going to be going through hundred of rounds with your handgun in a self defense shooting, reload speed takes a back seat to ease of use and reliability because handguns are mostly used for close and dirty street fights, often when your attacked is making physical contact with you. A jam from a contact shot or firing one handed can get you killed in a street fight, a failure to eject can get you killed in a street fight, having your gun knocked out of battery because your assailant grabbed it will get you killed in a street fight, and having to tap rack bang instead of just pulling the trigger again can get you killed in a street fight.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but as someone who IS, without a doubt, smarter than you it is my job to educate you.
          Holy fuck lmao, what a fag

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry you're a retard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Until I saw
          >it is my job to educate you
          I thought this was a serious reply, so that's a very decent bait anon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          literally never seen a contact shot jam or no jam, even after going through countless vids of brazilians blasting each other. much more likely to happen if you are actually the mugger since they love to stick their gun into people to scare them. even then, the instinct people have when they start blasting is to start skipping away from the thing they're blasting.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A notable situation it happened is during the Treyvon Martin shooting.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That was a kel tec. It would have jammed anyway.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >meme
      >meme
      >meme
      >kinda fair but overblown
      >not an issue if you actually bother to test
      >equal
      >autos win
      >fair
      >meme tier "benefit" for CC or HD situations
      >autos win
      >meaningless meme "benefit" unless you're a moron looking to run away from the scene of a crime
      >"rarely" lol fuck off retard
      >meme benefit outside of range trips
      >autos win
      >another point that doesn't matter
      Terrible. Autos reign supreme

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't trust a semi auto for contact shots jammed into a bear's fur or some nog's puffy coat.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone keeps telling me to get a semi auto but I literally just want something I can load and not think about or fuck with. I don't even plan to CCW. The only problem is revolver recoil. Also cost. Revolvers are just way too expensive for no reason. And the capacity is really low

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Revolvers are just way too expensive for no reason.
      The reason is compliant gays in fear of semi auto bans.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      38 in a k frame has very manageable recoil and it is a proven round

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah that's too rough

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >.38 is too rough
          Are you 12 or a woman?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why can't I get a massive 8 shot revolver in 38

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I like rugers revolvers in terms of shape but why does their steel seem less.. chrome I guess? I like how Smith and Wesson revolvers look a lot in terms of color hue I guess. Which might be weird.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's probably just the difference in the surface finishes.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you can its called a s&w 627

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which revolver is too expensive?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    Also revolvers are mechanically unreliable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mechanically unreliable
      Just because a revolver can't be tortured as bad as a semi auto does not make them unreliable. Not as good does not mean bad. They wouldnt have been used for 200 years otherwise retard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mechanically unreliable

      moron there are like 2 parts that can fail

      How many times have you misfired, jammed, or otherwise been unsure of your piece on the range?

      I have never once questioned or doubted my wheel gun.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When who gets first shot in is the variable with the greatest correlation to victory, do you trust a pistol that easily jams?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes Yes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tell me about this book anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a gigantic meme for high IQ under-socialized internet dwellers with aspergers when they were 14. Most grow out of it.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's almost never about the gun, it is your experience that aligns the sights and pulls the trigger.
    If you don't practice, those 20 shots in your magazine are only good for making a lot of noise.
    If you practice, even a 5-shot .38 special snubbie is enough for you to protect yourself.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes Yes Yes

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think a revolver is pretty idiot proof. I'd want something idiot proof because I'd probably be all spaghetti

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been shooting since I was 11ish, and the three times I've had to pull a gun on someone, I was shocked at how shakey I got with the adrenaline spike.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't think, shoot

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes Yes Yes Yes

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah. 7 rounds of .357 is plenty. I carried 5 and a speed strip for a long time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do you come to this conclusion? Have you been in several shootouts where you somehow knew the exact amount of shots you’d need?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How do you come to any other conclusion? Have you been in several civilian shootouts where 5-7 shots were not enough?
        Do you understand how retarded you are? Practically nobody EVERY gets in a defensive shooting, of those people almost no fighting happens after the first shot, of the nonexistent remainder no difference was made after the first three shots.
        >Oh ehm gee I NEED 20+1 and 3 extra mags because I'm going to have to fight through waves of baddies like in my favorite Vidya to get to my car gun.
        Main character syndrome is the most hilarious self-selector of retarded opinions.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The answer is Yes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hi Razorfist!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like that bitch would post anything other than c96

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      are those books gud?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yrah

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope, recent patch fucked the damage and crit rate values. Current meta for pistols is ROF or size so either a P50 or some kind of super tiny 22 or 25 pocket pistol

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you think its dumb to carry a .357 with a 4 inch barrel concealed? I hear its hard to carry L-Framed revolvers concealed but J-frames and shit its probably fine. But j-frame .357 sounds yikes.

    Also, anyone know any good grips for a L-Frame Smith and Wesson? I want something wooden that I can fit all my fingers on. I have slightly larger hands and really hate my pinky hanging but larger grips makes concealing a bit more annoying.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you could conceal it properly, that would be an excellent self defense handgun. But I have my doubts. I'd rather have a J frame in .38 to carry, there is nothing wrong with that ammunition. A 357 J frame is definitely adequate to the task of personal defense but firing one of things is, uh, well I'll just say it has a learning curve.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If that's what you shoot the most and you feel proficient, it's not dumb. I'd love to be able to conceal such a big shooter.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is it actually hard to conceal it properly? I feel like I don't have a problem. I wear it on my hip in IWB holster. It does print a bit when I lean over but its not major. Especially if I have a black shirt on. My friend was telling me that taller guys often have a easier time concealing guns because your torso is probably longer and you can blend it better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go on eBay and search up k/l frame grips from Thailand

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I carry a single action in .45-70

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A good semi-auto is better than any revolver for self-defense because of the higher capacity and the ability to mount force multipiers (red dot, laser, light, etc.)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >force multipliers
      What?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "In military science, force multiplication or a force multiplier is a factor or a combination of factors that gives personnel or weapons (or other hardware) the ability to accomplish greater feats than without it."
        -wikipedia

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Would you like to know how I know that you are noguns?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I own a rifle and a shotgun. What made you mad about my post? Would you be happy if I called them attachments instead of force multipliers, gay?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              1. Nobody calls them force multipliers
              2. You can put literally all of that crap on a revolver
              3. Nobody would put all of that crap on a carry gun because lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Nobody calls them force multipliers
                So what? I'm not a herd follower like you.
                >You can put literally all of that crap on a revolver
                Not as easily as on a good pistol
                >Nobody would put all of that crap on a carry gun because lmao
                The world in your head =/= the real world. People do put lights and red dots on carry pistols.

                Not him but you're a chronic regurgitator idiot gay and you should shut your low I.Q. ass from making stupid statements. Your own response is proof that firearms ownership alone does not make one knowledgeable regarding firearms.

                >regurgitator
                Why, because I copy-pasted instead of writing the reply in my own words? What are you, an english teacher? You gonna give me 0% on the assignment for plagiarism?
                >Your own response is proof that firearms ownership alone does not make one knowledgeable regarding firearms.
                Read the paragraph above.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not him but you're a chronic regurgitator idiot gay and you should shut your low I.Q. ass from making stupid statements. Your own response is proof that firearms ownership alone does not make one knowledgeable regarding firearms.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any accessory that gets me +10 att is what I usually go for in firearm accessories. But +7 luck is very appealing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Force multipliers exist for revolvers. You just gotta think outside the box.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What about engravings?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They've been putting optics on revolvers since there were optics and revolvers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damn that's ugly as fuck

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to think somewhat the same carrying a G20 + spare mag. My problem is I'd find myself not bringing it at all maybe 1/3 of the time 'because I was going to a safe area' or it didn't conceal with the clothes I was wearing (say if I just threw on basketball shorts and a t-shirt to run down to the corner store).

    I picked up an air weight J frame for those instances. Id rather have a few shots of something than absolutely nothing, and I can conceal it with any outfit so there's no excuse not to bring it.

    Sure its a lot less firepower, but even your buddys suggestion of a semi pistol is outmatched by someone with an AR/AK and soft armor. You can always dream up a scenario where whatever you've got could be outmatched by something better. You're better off focusing more on practice than you do on trying to one up equipment.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So long as you can make hits with it under time you're good.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not only can I, but I do every day. Every night before bed I ppay Russian roulette and she hasn't bitten me yet.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Checked

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >witchcraft
        MY BROTHER

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Even if you limp-wrist the revolver, it will always fire; that won't be the case with other pistols.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. You're not going into a fire fight. Do you want to know how many instances of self-defense shootings have involved the victim needing to reload? Absolutely zero. The chance of a malfunction is far higher than the chance of 6 shots not being enough.

    Criminals don't fucking take cover and return fire. Way too many people larp as cops and don't realize why police requirements are what they are and that non-cops have very different requirements for personal defense. And then you get retards that say "Well, if ___ is so good, how come no police or military uses it?" and think it means anything.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd carry one speed loader, anything more than 10-14 bullets is an extinction level event

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >unwieldiness
    Revolvers are some of the best handling, shooting, and feeling guns in the world.
    >He also mentioned that in a age where 20+ rounds in a mag is common for semi-autos, there is just no reason to take 6-7 shots that a revolver offers?
    99% of conceal carry guns are at or under 12 rds. For home defense use a 12 gauge or ar/AK variant.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These days I just always think of that webm from Brazil with the goon and armed guard shooting each other. They both run out but keep dry firing, while the goon bleeds to death in the doorway. I'm gonna stick with capacity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      IMO if you pull a revolver and fuck up your 6 shot window you deserve to die anyways.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So in this scenario you both get shot to shit but those 5 extra rounds would save your life from a man who no longer has any bullets or real capacity to fight back?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post vid

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bump

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's got to be the most brutal gunfight shit I've ever seen

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          fucking garden hose man. I guess thats what "dead and doesnt know it yet" looks like

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how tf did dudebro lose his duty belt?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            When he jumps over the rail around 10 seconds, it probably get's stuck as he's going over.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the person with the mop in the back left

          Talk about right person at the right time

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Underrated post

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it looks to me like the very first shot was the gusher. I don't really think this video is any sort of argument for capacity.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >assailant still on their feet, able to point weapon
            >guard is out. Has no chance to stop assailant. Is only lucky assailant is also out.
            Those fucking seconds matter. Being able to continue ventilating your target until they stop is most important.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's an argument for practicing your draw.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What the fuck even happened here?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Culture, black culture

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I trust them but I prefer a subcompact semi because for me it’s easier to carry and I practice with it more. If you will carry more often and practice more with a revolver then do that. Those two factors are more important than hypotheticals.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >He also mentioned that in a age where 20+ rounds in a mag is common for semi-autos
    KEK, no. Maybe a few guns have an 18+ round mag, and the grip is gargantuan.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I have no real idea because I’ve never had to pull a gun

    Check the tapes. There is so much footage out there now. But yeah I can save you some time having watched countless of them over many years: shootouts are indeed incredibly rare for non-cops. Defense encounters typically follow the same simple pattern. First stage is ambush aka criminal has gun on you from relatively close range, no concealment, and demands you surrender. If you’re fast and lucky the second stage is counter ambush, basically defender draws and fires either immediately or during some moment of distraction. Criminal either dies or runs away blasting wildly as they have zero incentive to stick around and fight. It’s all over in seconds and whoever landed the first hit typically wins. A revolver is perfectly adequate for that. Even if there are two guys (common) typically they both run. The entire point of mugging is ease; money for minimal effort. Sticking around just risks death, injury, capture, and increased prison time for killing or harming you. Mind you many muggers are retards, but even they are capable of this basic math

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but even they are capable of this basic math
      right on all counts except this

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the argument of low capacity is kinda pointless in the real world
    home/self-defence situations where somebody fired more than 6 times are extremely rare
    your wallet or PS3 isn't worth the risk of getting shot or jailed and once you fire a gun, the police gets called and it's only a matter of time, so even the dumbest burglar will run
    nobody is going to speculate whether that's 6-shooter or glock with 10 or 20-rounder mag

    exchanging fire shootout like in movies is a complete fantasy, unless you are in middle of an actual street war, at which point you should have a semi auto rifle/shotgun instead
    anything bigger than subcompact or snub nose is just a nuisance belt paperweight (beltweight?)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have no way of knowing what you will or won’t need. It’s always better to have 15 or more capacity vs 6 or less, regardless of common treads involving involving home defense shootings . Revolvers are antiquated and offer no worth while advantages.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not jamming when held with one hand is a huge advantage considering that handguns are mostly used in close encounters where will not be able to assume a proper stance. Also if I get a dud round or light strike in my revolver all I have to do is pull the trigger again, with a semi I have to use BOTH HANDS to chamber the next round; do you not see how that could get you killed? Also you can jam a semi auto by grabbing the slide; that should scare you! If you tried doing that with a revolver the cylinder gap would take a finger off,

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes you can stop a semi from cycling the next round by grabbing on to it just as you can stop a revolvers cylinder from turning by doing the same. Either way if the semi has a round already chambered and somebody grabbed it they’ll be shot same for a revolver if the hammers cocked, this is a disadvantage both pistols have. Lite primer strikes can be remedied with training also no special stance is required to fire either pistol.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Lite primer strikes can be remedied with training
            What? Light primer strikes have nothing to do with the shooter, it's all about the gun and the ammo. The hammer comes down with the same amount of force no matter what shooting technique you use.

            > also no special stance is required to fire either pistol.

            100% wrong. You can jam a semi by not holding it right as

            Newton's second law of motion.
            Bullet goes one way, slide goes the other way and reloads the gun. If you are not holding the gun with a firm grip, instead of the slide going back to reload the gun, the entire gun goes back and the motion is wasted, no empty casing gets ejected, no new round is chambered

            explained.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was with you until the "cylinder gap will take a finger off", maybe with a 500 S&W revolver. MAYBE... But my dumb ass has done a thumbs forward grip on a 357 and 44mag revolver and both times all I received is a burn along with a weird little paper cut esque slice next to the burn.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Assuming your story is correct you probably had your thumb not at all pressed into he gun, or else it would've been badly fucked up, and if someone's grabbing your gun they will clamp their fingers around it hard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Having 15 round sis great, but you're more likely to need your gun to not jam when fired with hand,or when your attacker grabs it. I'll take 6 guaranteed shots than 1 shot and 14 strong maybes

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Revolvers suck. You can't replace the barrel by yourself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some you can, ie dan wesson

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dad can shoot my revolver more competently than he can shoot the m9 I bought him for Christmas despite the fact he only picked up the revolver for the first time yesterday. Something about them is legitimately more intuitive than auto-loaders for new shooters and I'd trust his life to the revolver before I'd trust him to an auto loader right now.

    I'm sure training will eventually make up the difference but right now it's not a contest.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been thinking about it for awhile and multiple rounds are always good to have, but in most of the self defense webms I've seen on this board its only 2-8 shots exchanged before a deciding hit happens. So it completely depends on you and what you expect the gun to do for which is better.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm hanging my hat on a revolver as a carry gun after looking into the p365 a little. I worry about accuracy, and I feel more comfortable using a double action pull as my safety. Now I'm looking into a King Cobra for a carry instead of my LCR

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why the king cobra over the LCR? I’ve been looking at the LCR and I like it so far.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        More rounds + .367 Magnum. I think this is about as practical as that gets for CCW

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have a 6” 686, so I wouldn’t buy another .357. But, I do like the look of the LCRx in .22LR. I know you don’t have that model, but would you recommend that series of revolver?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LCR has a manual key safety like a post 2000 S&W, which has been known to brick guns

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No kidding? Kek I carry one and had no idea

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah take the grip off, it's at the base of the frame
            If I'd known I wouldn't have bought one

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What a stupid piece of shit. Is there a way to delete the lock like with the S&W?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, mine doesn’t have one. I bought it used which is probably why.

                Look it up, it’s probably super easy.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't confuse it with s&w guns, you can't even find evidence of these locks malfunctioning under the heaviest recoil.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn't matter, the fact they did it to begin with is irredeemable

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >known to brick guns
              >no they haven't there's literally 0 notable evidence of it ever doing so
              >doesn't matter it's the principle

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't like the idea of carrying a useless scrap of metal in a tool I rely on for personal defense. It is like I'm carrying around some lawyer's ball and chain everywhere I go. Fuck that shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Manual safety REEEEEEEEEE
          Thanks for letting me know though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The LCRX dosent seem to have them at least, just checked mine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They both have a role. LCR is much lighter, cobra handles better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you were the anon in the Sig thread earlier that shit about the striker fired sigs being unsafe because of the trigger design ONLY applies to Sig, there are plenty of other semi auto striker fired guns that have perfectly safe triggers. There are also tons of auto loading guns with DA/SA. Wouldn’t necessarily recommend carrying a revolver that’s too big to pocket carry because at that point you’re really giving up a significant amount of capacity.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Question about capacity in comparison. I live in a pretty cucked state so 10 round mags only. Would you say that mag restrictions make revolvers a bit more.. attractive in terms of what to carry? or maybe not really? If you can only have 10 round mags maybe you should REALLY run a weapon that can hold a 10 round mag.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you carry a Glock43x or Glock48, you’ll get 10+1 and have something that’s very easy to conceal IWB. That’s 5 more rounds than most revolvers, and you can easily carry a reload if you want. Most appendix carry holsters nowadays already feature a built in mag holder.

          There are a bunch more options as well, you can look at USP9Cs and just get the 10 round mags, I mention this one specifically because you can get it in DA/SA and carry with the confidence that you won’t have any issues with the trigger being safe.

          Another thing I’d like to mention is that it’s not necessarily easier to shoot revolvers accurately. If you’re shooting double action typically my cadence of fire is slower to achieve the same level of accuracy as one of my striker fired autoloaders because I’m having to focus more on a smooth trigger pull and follow through than just shooting off of a trigger reset.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm only buying a revolver for EDC if I get to spin it and blow the smoke off the barrel after knocking down some ruffians

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is no "glaring" unwieldiness in a revolver. And your friend is spouting from his anus. Most shootings are close and quick. 3-3-3. Three yards, three rounds, three seconds. Only people magdumping are gangbanger who miss majority of shots and cops who are so poorly trained and dont shoot on their off time who also miss a lot.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Only people magdumping are gangbanger who miss majority of shots and cops who are so poorly trained and dont shoot on their off time who also miss a lot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah fuck HP printers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That shooting is pretty dubiously legal past the dude going down, what happened to the inkjet printer pistolero after?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shut up moron, obviously self defense. Are you trying to say the moron on the ground .5 seconds after throwing a wallet at the employee and telling him to fill it up at gun point is not the same moron as he was .5 seconds prior?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am saying that i'd be pretty concerned that the lawyers watching the vid may have a different opinion than you after the 10th or 11th or 12th round into a person who is completely motionless on the ground. Im not against what he did morally. I'd just be concerned for my own legal coverage

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No charges against the dude, good shoot

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To be fair, he was down by the 5th round.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you move the scrubber bar and watch his feet you can see that he's already lost motor control after the first shot as his ankle collapses under him. Clerk was a fucking ace.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >357 mag
      >loads .38 +p
      Pussy.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what's that metal stamp dogtag looking thing?

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that something like 70% + of gun fights in the United states happen within 6 feet.

    That being said, if it takes a reload at 6 feet I deserve to be wasted

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have watched cops shoot a hail of 9mm at a crackhead with a knife and the crack head still keeps getting back up. Just how much stronger is a .357 compared to a 9mm. Not sure what type of rounds cops use but its always spooky when I watch those vids of a single cop mag dumping into a crack head and then crack head "gets up" again. Would a .357 knock a person down for the count generally or is it still all about shot placement?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cops have dogshit aim. It's all about shot placement for pistol calibers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ah so it really has nothing to do with 9mm. Its just disheartening to watch those vids and the cop has to slap in another magazine and continue mag dumping the crack head. Makes it seem like getting shot is just bee stings or some shit. Or maybe cocaine is just one helluva drug.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a famous instance of a CHP officer hitting a suspect with six rounds of .357 JHP at nearly point-blank, having them "plug up" and not expand, suspect kills CHiP instantly with a .22 to the armpit, bypassing his kevlar. Suspect survives to a life sentence in San Quentin.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Spooky.. When you say the bullets didn't expand, was it because of just fucked up bullets or some other factor? I carry a .357 now and its kind of odd if .357 caliber bullets are more likely to "plug" up a bullet wound or some shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Would a .357 knock a person down for the count generally or is it still all about shot placement?
      The only handgun calibers that can bypass shot placement due to hydrostatic shock are extremely powerful ones such as AT LEAST .454 Casull.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In terms of shot placement, where should one be aiming. Obviously head and heart maybe? But in a tense situation, not even sure how this can be done well. That is one thing I dislike about firearm training. I go to the range very frequently but I am only aiming at stationary targets at 25 yards. I also can't imitate a "tense" situation. I'd like to think I am a calm and collected person but who knows what will happen to me mindset if a crackhead pulls a knife on me at close range or some shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >In terms of shot placement, where should one be aiming. Obviously head and heart maybe?
          Yes, head or heart.
          >who knows what will happen to me mindset if a crackhead pulls a knife on me at close range or some shit.
          That's the thing, you don't. Nobody does, no matter how much they've trained.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      crack doesn't turn people into super humans. if you know even basic human anatomy then you'd know shot placement is king. a 22lr will drop someone instantly if you shoot them in the right spot

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To the people that do carry revolvers. Do you carry them with a backup speed LOADER or speed STRIP? Or maybe both or maybe neither. Maybe someone of you just keep raw bullets in your pockets.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't carry spare rounds typically, on the rare occasion I do I bring a speed loader

      Thoughts on carrying a .44 magnum? Seems pointless because humans just aren't big animals and I was under the impression that .44 is more geared for killing shit like bears or hogs and what not.

      I think it's a bit much when 38 and 357 can do the job just as well while being significantly more controllable. That extra FPE doesn't mean it simply deals more damage and will miraculously make up for dogshit aim

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Inline speed strips are slower, but much easier to carry and fit perfectly in most watch pockets on jeans. If I'm carrying a little revolver it's for ease-of-carry/concealment so wearing speed loader poaches is contrary to that. Most important thing is to carry extra rounds to reload after 5-6 shots have already solved the problem so you're not standing there unarmed during the aftermath. Strips weigh nothing and are definitely worth using as you don't need to fumble around with loose rounds.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Backup NAA mini revolver.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s when I reach for my revolver

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on carrying a .44 magnum? Seems pointless because humans just aren't big animals and I was under the impression that .44 is more geared for killing shit like bears or hogs and what not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Thoughts on carrying a .44 magnum?
      Viable, but i'd recommend one with at least a 5" weighted barrel due to the .44 recoil, such as a Model 629.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        5 inch barrel seems nice but brutal to pull out of your pants. Could be wrong though. Maybe it doesn't make a difference.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You just need to train your pull as much as you can, like with any other firearm really. It's not that big of a deal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .327 Federal Magnum is objectively the best round for defensive revolvers. You get the same energy as .357 magnum out of a short barrel, significantly less recoil, and 6 rounds instead of 5

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No one is buying your non-existent, $5 a shot meme rounds anon, it was a dead caliber before it got out the door.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it was a dead caliber before it got out the door.
          Yes that why every major revolver manufacturer is still making guns chambered in it
          Retard

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Smith and Wesson makes a .327 revolver? Actually, it looks like ruger is the only one that makes one. wtf?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Taurus does...but I would never trust my life to it. Wish S&W made one though. I'd carry .32H&R Magnum in it and call it a day.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Taurus has caught up since 1990. Their revolvers are gtg.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No one is buying your non-existent, $5 a shot meme rounds anon, it was a dead caliber before it got out the door.

        It’s $1 and worth it.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only problem I have is capacity, I have a 7 shot .357 but if I have to face some FBI groomed schizo I might be under gunned.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      7 rounds of 38/357 should kill anyone with ease.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The chance of a revolver with a keylock safety thing locking up is the same chance that a glock semi-auto or something has of exploding in your hand.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i trust my 642 more than any gun

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think if you're an average joe, carrying a revolver is fine. It isn't like you're going out of your way to gun people down anyways just shoot a shot or two against an assailant.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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