- Mar 31, 2005
Revolver can jam."I also don't like revolvers for many reasons. There isn't any advantage to them and there's a hell of a lot of disadvantages to them..."
There are any number of advantages to a revolver if you are talking about personal or home defense. There is no advantage I can think of for a semi auto in either instance. As any proper carry weapon can state, a revolver has no safety and it cannot jam. The worst possible case scenario in a defense situation is ammunition failure. With a revolver, there is a simple remedyull the trigger again and fire the next round. With a semi auto, you are required to eject the round and chamber another. As for ammo capacity, more bullets is not an advantage unless you are at the range. Statistically, the total number of shots fired in the average gunfight is 5 total between both sides and takes place at a distance of 5 feet. If you need more than 5 or 6 bullets, you're screwed anyway. That said, I'm not a fan of how revolvers look in general but there is no arguing their tactical benefits over semis.
Basically anything that stops the spinning of the drum or prevents the hammer from making contact disables them, correct?Revolver can jam.
I don't place any faith in torture tests.Revolver can jam.
If you think revolvers are more reliable, go look at the torture tests back in 1911...
Because... you know...people's lives depend on it.I don't place any faith in torture tests.
Yes, because we all have perfect clean guns when we have to defend ourselves. Certainly the gun couldn't accidently be dropped in the dirt or anything...It used to be that if you didn't know how to care for a gun, you were told not to get one. Now, if you don't know how to take care of a gun, you're told to buy a Glock.
Except you know, massive burns if you're holding the gun wrong.Basic operation of a revolver is less likely to result in a fault than a semi auto. It's not arguable.
Nice strawman, but no, that's not how the military tests guns.Running it over with a flaming steamroller after six months in a bucket full of Fresca doesn't really say much.
Yeah, if the spring happens to rust badly. Otherwise, no, not happening (this is why magazines have travel stops).Leaving a semi auto loaded in storage can reduce tension in mag springs and create a jam.
Nope. Well, maybe on some idiot gun like a Desert Eagle which has a floating magazine.Holding your off hand on the bottom of the mag can produce a jam.
Which Walther? That's like saying "Colt."Firing a perfectly good round thru a perfectly immaculately cleaned and lubed walther can produce a jam (those things have some really terrible ejectors, don't they? Phew.).
Wheel guns have a more delicate and fragile operation. If the cylinder isn't lined up correctly, boom. If you don't clean them properly, boom. If you do like all the movies show and spin the cylinder and flip it into the gun, you damage the gun.It's not a competition and I'm not interested in a pissing contest. I've already said I'm not a fan of revolvers in general (really dig that rhino 357 though). Just expressing to the OP some basic info. He asked about a first gun and IMO, a revolver is the air cooled vw of handguns. It's the easiest and most natural place to start, not where you end up. If you never get into guns enough to learn breakdown and cleaning processes, you're still fine with a wheel gun.
Think it would be enough to put a hole through my neighbor's stereo from my side of the wall? Getting a little sick of hearing their music at 11:46 pm on a night I have to work the next day...Mine would be a 1911 .45 long slide. Not over compensating or anything
Shit a .22 would be enough to go thru a wallThink it would be enough to put a hole through my neighbor's stereo from my side of the wall? Getting a little sick of hearing their music at 11:46 pm on a night I have to work the next day...
Like I told my girlfriend last night, you can't legislate crazy away. If someone intends to do something like this, gun control laws aren't going to stop them. I sincerely doubt it would even be a hindrance. If they take away gun rights from law abiding citizens, the people that will still get them will be the criminal element. Much the same as today, the criminal element does not have a difficult time acquiring firearms.In the wake of the recent shooting, it looks like my decision may have to come relatively quickly, before the government reprimands our 2nd amendment rights.