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Zapp Branigan wrote: »
Make It A Revolver. Period.
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Wambli Ska wrote: »
I'm in love with a Glock
knitepoet wrote: »
I know... your semi-autos are 100% reliable and NEVER fail/jam or anything like that, HOWEVER "murphy" says, if it ever DOES jam, it's going to be at the exact time you need it to save your life, and you may or may not have the strength to fix the problem. murphy has a knack for jumping up to bite you in the butt at the ABSOLUTE worst time
samzhere wrote: »
Soon to hit the big seven-zero and have moderate arthritis myself. Don't know whether this makes me frail or elderly, ha ha, but I do have difficulty racking my Springfield XD and XDM .45s, have to strain at times. I "cheat" by inserting an empty mag, then racking the slide till it catches (I just don't have the strength or coordination any more to rack the slide with this somewhat strong spring and push up on the slide lock at the same time). Then I eject the empty mag, insert full, and drop the slide -- after it's locked, I can at least pull it back to the stop and let go. It's locking it open and pushing the latch at the same time I just can't do any more.
DoctorWho wrote: »
However as knitepoet aptly explained, the ability to handle a revolver may be better for those with weak hands as opposed to the manual dexterity needed to manage a semiautomatic handgun.
How well one can safely handle a handgun of any type may well be the best determining criteria in selecting a handgun for personal defense, or any firearm or weapon of any ilk for that matter.
SirGeorgeKillian wrote: »
Jeeper, trigger pull is only part of the battle. You must be able to hold a semi auto strongly enough to avoid limp wristing and stove piping a round. Secondly you must be strong enough to manipulate the slide in the event of a jam to clear it.
I do agree that a revolver is better for someone who is older/weaker as they will be less prone to fail in that circumstance. Someone who isn't strong enough to hold the pistol solidly will have problems. You can get around stout trigger pulls on a revolver, there are spring kits, or you can shoot it single action.
My mother is now about to purchase a .38 as her old .40 was getting hard for her to handle. She was having problems manipulating the slide, and I told her that was time to get rid of it.
knitepoet wrote: »
Sam, do you keep a copy of you "script" taped/pinned to your front door so any perspective bad guys can read it and make sure they follow it?
I mean, you have such a detailed plan on exactly what's going to happen, you must have shared it so everyone knows their part
NN wrote: »
I think all these comments are great. I, also, think the reason for one to ask such a question in needed; was it idle conversation or a serious question.
If you think they are serious, size them up and make your best suggestion base on your responses here, then suggest they find a LGS or range that teaches new shooters and has varied guns to try out.
The Aurora Police Department reports that in July 2006 a Marine reservist and Maniac Latin Disciple gang member who had served in Iraq was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of three teenagers in Aurora, Illinois.
According to FBI investigative data, in April 2006 a Blood member and active duty soldier at Fort Lewis allegedly robbed a bowling alley on base and is a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Olympia, Washington.
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