Revolvers are they Dinosaurs? Poll

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 22WRF, Jan 11, 2006.


Revolvers love'em hate'm

Poll closed Jan 25, 2006.
  1. I don't own a revolver

    4 vote(s)
  2. I own at least one but prefer a semi auto

    11 vote(s)
  3. I own more than one and shoot them regular

    20 vote(s)
  4. I own many and they are my favorite shooters

    16 vote(s)
  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Pea Ridge, FL
    Are we old farts the last of revolver shooters?????
    Most of the display cases in the gun stores I visit give little space to old wheel guns. Semi's seem to be in.

    Go to the gun show and the crowds are around the black plastic.
    Hi Caps (The spray and pray crowd)

    The latest Guns and Ammo has a take on "Self Defence" the writer came up with the fact that wheel guns do not make good self defence guns "because they often malfunction" (parts break and they can jam) I'm missing something. I have yet to tha a revolver stove pipe on me or FTE
    What world is he in?

    All the gun rags give nearly all their handgun space to the semi's.

    We have a good number of revolver fans here I just wondering how many

    Some of my Smith and Colts (1 is not a Smith or Colt what is it?)

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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2006
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Well 22WRF, I'm with you. I have a pot full of wheel guns I shoot and my semi auto's are 1911's. Must be due to my age! :D :D ;)
  3. Bill

    Bill New Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    Revolvers will be here for a long time. Low capacity but they can be had in pocket guns then up to 50 cal monsters. They are simple, safe, easy to learn for a newbee.
    May be had in DA/SA or DAO/SAO. Very little maintenance, reliable at all temperatures, easy to overcome a misfire by simply pulling the trigger again. The snubbies allow powerful, small pocket guns where the large revolvers allow strength to fire max hand loaded cartrides for hunting.
    They have too many positive attributes and serve a wide ranging list of needs to be dismissed.
  4. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    Still wanting a 500MAG. A 460 on a X frame would be nice as well.

  5. blackhawkkid308

    blackhawkkid308 Member

    Nov 4, 2005
    pensacola florida
    i have a 629 no dash 4in 44mag and a 686 no dash 8 3/8 in barrel 357mag, just love to shoot them both. i like my autos but still shoot my wheel guns alot.
    blackhawkkid223 :)
  6. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Central Texas Gulf Coast
    I own 4 Revolvers a 357mag, 38spl, 45LC, 22LR,I prefer a semi-auto for somethings, but as far as them being a Dinosaurs, no way.
  7. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location: Location

    I find that I have two sides, one that loves the clip fed 1911 and all sorts of tactical gear, AR-15's and all the Gucci gear that they sell to strap on it, long range "sniper rifles" and military stuff, but there will ALWAYS be a place in my heart for a beautifull wheel gun, I only have 2 of then ATM a .38 and a .357 and neither are "beautifull" guns, but I definately see a Vaqureo in my future...After the Springfield M21 of course. :D


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  8. blackhawkkid308

    blackhawkkid308 Member

    Nov 4, 2005
    pensacola florida
    now if you want to include single action revolvers i can add 5 more 2 vaquero's in 45 colt, 2 bisley vaquero's in 357, and a bisley 22 plus my pocket pistol a vintage H&R 32 colt circa 1891 making my total to 8 guess i placed the wrong vote in the poll
    blackhawkkid223 :)
  9. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    I prefer to teach new shooters with a revolver. Less chance of an accidental discharge after the first shot. Also easy to load fired cases in the cylinder along with a few live ones to check for flinch.
    A revolver can lie in a drawer for years with all springs relaxed and be ready to fire as soon as the trigger is pulled. Autos have some springs compressed, at least in the magazine and safeties to contend with.
    That being said, I carried a S&W 4516 when I was working because a revolver cylinder dug into my back in the inside waistband holster
  10. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    Wheel or auto I like both and have a couple of both, one day i will be lucky and get me a nice one :D ;)
  11. res1b3uq

    res1b3uq New Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    They used to call Harley Davidsons "dinosaurs". Wish I had bought some HD stock back then. Revolvers are not near dead.
  12. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    I didn't vote. You didn't have a choice that said "I don't have any wheel guns but I want some as soon as I can afford some!"
  13. Kimber Man

    Kimber Man New Member

    May 12, 2004
    I have both, but for years I shot the Revolver and still love them. one is my carry gun.
  14. +1 for revolvers here. Hey, I like autos too, but more often than not, it's a revolver I carry on my belt. I think that gun writer 22 referred to has a bad case of "cranial-anal insertion." :D
  15. flopshot

    flopshot New Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    North Carolina
    i was a little suprised by the results. ok, i own 2 glocks and ruger mark, the mrs carries a colt govt 380. but, when anyone asks me what their first handgun shoud be it is always a revolver. for the same reasons mentioned in the above posts plus an inexperienced owner can leave a da on an empty chamber safely and be more ready than i care to be with my auto in conditon one. my mother and my aunt, both over 65 at the time requested handguns and i got them revolvers . both were comfortable, understood the weapon, and i never felt like i had to look back. personally i like the thin profile of an auto.
  16. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    I'd like to replace my S&W Model 15 that was my service weapon when actively on the street and which was stolen along with several others.

    In addition, I'd love to have a 686 4" to have .357 capabilities.

    Lastly, my last wish, which will probably never come true, would be a Model 500.

    I regularly carry a Model 60 on the ankle as a backup and have done so for over forty years. [Before the days of stainless, it was a 1 7/8" Chief's Special: went to stainless as soon as they came out to protect from salty persperation!!]

    Like IPT, I carry either on the hip or in my oxygen bag a 1911 .45 or a Browning Hi Power Practical 9mm. Have only recently, in the last 6 or 7 years, had any semi-auto pistol.....
  17. thunderstruck507

    thunderstruck507 New Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Only 21, have a piece of junk .22lr, a .17 HMR, and Colt King Cobra

    Also have a Hi-Point 9mm that is both fun and cheap to shoot, but I would never trust my life to an auto. No matter what brand. Period.

  18. wundudnee

    wundudnee New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    Perry, Kansas USA
  19. Marlin, the Mod 15 is one hell of a .38 revolver. I bought one new about 15 years ago with a 6" barrel. I don't carry it, of course, because it's too bulky to conceal easily, but it is one heck of a range gun. I use it mostly to try out handloads for accuracy. If they don't shoot well through that, then it's definitely a bad load!
  20. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    I don't own one NOW but I will again...OH CRAP I forgot, I DO own 2, both Blackpowder, can I change my vote???

    I STILL don't think you can beat a revolver for hunting deer with a handgun, and there ARE some neat designs on the market like that S&W .460 I just might have to buy some day...any revolver you can use .45LC to PRACTICE with can't be all bad...

    I was VERY vocal in the revolver vs. Auto days, saying the revolver was dead, etc...but I STILL Think a revolver has it's place in the defense world, and even a cop with an old .357 Model 19 might STILL be tough to beat.

    In my IPSC days I knew PLENTY of great shooters that were tough to beat with a revolver, and I knew an old officer instructor that I SAW shoot a revolver where you would HEAR three bangs, but there would be two holes in each target and the revolver was empty...he had the SLICKEST DA pull on his S&W you ever you can't do "cottonball" drills with an auto...

    Plus the old .45 ACP Model 25s were tough to beat on reloading, I ALWAYS wanted one...

    And finally, I AM an AUTO man through and through.....BUT I happen to shoot a revolver BETTER, go figure...

    And I need to get a .38 snub for my wife, she just can't jack back any of the slides on any of my autos easily, except the Ruger .22, even the Makarov she has trouble with...

    Yeah, I need a good revolver...
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2006
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