Jayhawker wrote: »
You're thinking too hard Bruchi...
Jayhawker wrote: »
It's no secret that I've been trying to simplify my life and am, therefore, a huge fan of the KISS principle. Now I go armed pretty much every day and while we have plenty of handguns to choose from, most often, I find myself carrying a single action revolver - depending on whether I'm going into town or not, it's either a 3 or 5 inch. Stupidly simple...Cock it and pull the trigger.... No extraneous safeties to deal with, no de-cockers, no failure to fire, feed or eject drills to remember, no ejector stars for cases to get stuck under... the concept of limp wristing is a non-starter, as are worries about bent magazine lips, polishing feed ramps, or carrying spare mags.
With a well-designed holster, I don't have any problems using an SA revolver for concealed carry. (I'm working on an IWB rig for my Birdshead Vaquero)
The six-round ammo capacity doesn't concern me in the slightest, nor does the rather pokey reload time.
All this being said, where you live certainly plays into the decision, in my previous life, there were places I wouldn't go without a topped off XD45 AND a couple of spare mags simply based on the fact that IF you got attacked it would likely involve multiple attackers (gang country)...Now however, I'm as likely (more likely actually) to be taking a shot at a coyote or putting down a sick cow as I am to be getting into a scrape that would involve pulling a gun.
Your thoughts..... .
Teach wrote: »
How about elderly and/or disabled folks who simply don't have the hand strength to run the slide on a pistol or shoot a revolver double action? In the past month, I've been involved in introducing three ladies to handgun shooting, and all of them had problems with racking the slide on a pistol. Two of them were wildly inaccurate with two of my revolvers DA, but they were very proficient shooting SA with the same guns. A 6" Ruger Blackhawk .357 with +p 38 Special ammo would be a good bedside table gun for elderly folks with arthritic hands. They just need to practice enough to be comfortable with the mechanics of operating the gun.