. . . a 5-round, two-inch barreled revolver in .45 ACP (with moon clips, of course), as a daily carry weapon? Specifically, I have a Taurus 455 that I bought about three years ago, along with a custom-made Sparks holster to carry it in. I wanted a revolver, but one chambered in something a bit more potent than a .38. I've never carried the weapon, but I did take it out on the range this weekend, and quite frankly, I was very impressed with its performance in terms of accuracy and handling characteristics. It has a ported barrel and that made it feel like I was shooting a .38 snubbie with light loads instead of a .45. At 10 yards I was putting all five rounds, double action rapid fire, into a 9-inch pie plate quite easily and consistently.
The drawbacks I see are that the capacity is only five rounds and that it loads with moon clips. On the other hand, I have a custom made belt pouch I bought with the holster that will hold two more pre-loaded moon clips.
I would be curious about what you all think of such a weapon for CCW carry and overall performance in self-defense situations. Ron, I would be especially interested in your comments because I know you are fond of the .45 ACP in a revolver.
Thanks in advance for your comments.