Revolver VS Auto


Fondis Firearms

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My first two guns I bought back in the early years were a Ruger MKII and a Taurus .357 revolver. I had nothing but trouble with the Ruger, and being a new shooter, I was afraid of it with all of the ftf & fte problems.:help: I ended up locking it away for a long time and swearing off semi-autos. Well I finally found some good instruction and support so I'm no longer afraid of it. I just don't trust it. I have since then bought several semi-autos and revolvers, and I sold the Ruger and never looked back.

I now carry a Springfield XD-9SC as my primary carry, but I have a j-frame S&W revolver as one of my bugs and I just got a little .22mag derringer as a second bug. I like the capacity and compactness of the semi-autos, but I will always have a tiny bit of mistrust for them.:no:
 

wingman883

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Nice pics Jay.

I basicly have two carry guns. A SW J-Frame. The Smith amd I go back a long way, there's a history there. Just drop it in your pocket and your good to go. The other is a Para Carry 45. I love this gun! There is something about a 1911/style pistol that makes my heart go pitter patter.

Both my daughters would rather shoot the Para than any of the revolvers. My wife perfers a revolver. As a matter of fact that's what she carries. A SW J-Frame.
 

Boomer

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I love all handguns, revolver, semi, bolt & break action. I shoot all of those types several times a month.

The paramount thing for me insofar as carry guns go is pointability. Many years of IPSC competition taught me to be a instinctive shooter. Basically I hit what I look at without taking the time to line up the sights.
Some eminently pointable pistols are All 1911's, S&W 5000 series ( I have a 5906), Walther PPK/S, S&W J frame 649.
 
You know those get me every time...
Watch out for the fingerprints and drool...
Because of my nerve damage to my thumb, my doctor said no more porn. I asume he included gun porn like this.

Is it ok to say porn on here? I don't with to offend any zealots. Wait, they all have me on ignore, so they can't see what I type.:to_pick_ones_nose::to_pick_ones_nose:
 

Jay

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You know those get me every time...
Watch out for the fingerprints and drool...

The fingerprints wipe right off, and as long as I keep stocked up on tactical mints, the drool is just sticky..... Hoppes #9 takes care of it...... :biggrin:
 

billwot

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My first two guns I bought back in the early years were a Ruger MKII and a Taurus .357 revolver. I had nothing but trouble with the Ruger, and being a new shooter, I was afraid of it with all of the ftf & fte problems.:help:

I would have to say your experience with the Mk II is NOT typical. I owned a Mk II for about 20 years, then gave it to my son. It has had thousands and thousand of rounds through it, and I really don't ever remember a misfeed or a jam. And as for accuracy, they are absolute tack drivers.

And almost evey gun guy I know either owns, or has owned, a Mk II, and I have never heard of anyone who had any real problems.

The only complaint I have (and other owners also have) is they can be real bitch to reassemnble after field stripping to clean

I guess a bad one slips through every manufacturing process now and then.

I also have a Taurus .357 (model 66)
 

SC Tiger

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My first two guns I bought back in the early years were a Ruger MKII and a Taurus .357 revolver. I had nothing but trouble with the Ruger, and being a new shooter, I was afraid of it with all of the ftf & fte problems.:help:


Not to change the subject but, if you have not already, try CCI Mini-Mags in the little Ruger. They are a higher quality than the bulk pack ammo a lot of people use. I've got a Mark 1 that had occasional problems. Not enough to be a major problem considering it's not an SD gun but annoying nontheless. I took it to shoot at a local indoor range - Allen Arms in Greenville - and mentioned the problem. The salesman suggested I try the mini-mags. I did and they worked well - no issues in 100 rounds. Not really conclusive but something to think about.
 

Fondis Firearms

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Not to change the subject but, if you have not already, try CCI Mini-Mags in the little Ruger. They are a higher quality than the bulk pack ammo a lot of people use. I've got a Mark 1 that had occasional problems. Not enough to be a major problem considering it's not an SD gun but annoying nontheless. I took it to shoot at a local indoor range - Allen Arms in Greenville - and mentioned the problem. The salesman suggested I try the mini-mags. I did and they worked well - no issues in 100 rounds. Not really conclusive but something to think about.

Thanks Tiger, I tried every brand of ammo I could get my hands on, polished the feed ramp, plus I sent it back to Ruger for warranty repair... I sold it last winter. Mybe someone else will be able to do something with it.:angry:
 

6shootercarry

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Not necessarily true if the gun is out of battery, possibly due to pressure against the muzzle during a scuffle.

One of the first things I tried when running through the functional testing with my M&P45. How far back does the slide have to be to disable it's ability to fire? I came up with about a 1/4" back and it will prevent it from firing.

Peace...
 
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JSDinTexas

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I never pulled a trigger on a Glock that did not fire. And grab my gun? Not likely.
 

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