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View Poll Results: What type of handguns do you own?
Revolvers only 13 6.22%
Semi-auto Pistols only 18 8.61%
Revolvers and Semi-autos 178 85.17%
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Old August 15, 2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Do you have ONLY revolvers?

A thread about which was more popular got me to thinking. Does anyone own just revolvers? I know revolvers are popular with gun enthusiasts but do you just have revolvers and no semi-auto pistols?
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Old August 15, 2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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I have both, although semi-autos out number revolvers 6 to 3.
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Old August 15, 2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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My count is 7 autos to 6 revolvers. Only two of my revolvers don't have some kind of collector interst, a 642 and a Heritage Rough Rider. Only one of my autos has collector interest, a 39-2. Only one of those collectors hasn't been shot, my 1961 6" Royal Blue Python. In it's 52 years, I'm the third owner, second owner never shot it, and according to the gun shop where I got it, the second owner stated he got it in unfired condition. So only Colt has that honor, AFAIK, and that may never change. I have dry fired it, and it is silky!
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Old August 15, 2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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I have more revolvers than semi-autos....( 28 S&W revolvers / and 12 semi-autos..) about 75% revolvers...

( but them, I'm taking a pair of 1911's to the range today ...) ...and my primary carry gun is a 1911....
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Old August 15, 2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Don't really care for semi-autos, but I do have a Mark II and a GSG 1911-22 . Rare that they get to the range. Rest are single action revolvers with one exception.
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Old August 15, 2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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Five semis and five revolvers.
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Old August 15, 2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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I can't imagine having only wheelguns. I understand it from a personal preference perspective, but I have met people who disparage every semi-auto they've ever seen for some strange reason.

I love a good wheelgun and have 3 of them, but I prefer semi-autos for serious work. Though I don't feel under-armed carrying my S&W 686 around the ranch.
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Old August 15, 2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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I have 15 revolvers, and just picked up a new Colt XSE Lightweight Commander, so I'm up to 14 semi's.
They both get about equal time at the range.
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Old August 15, 2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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I have both, as for carry it all depends what mood I'm in and what I'm doing for the day.
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Old August 15, 2013, 04:53 PM   #10
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I love my da and sa revolvers but I don't shoot them that much, I cant put my 1911 down plus I hate cleaning revos!
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Old August 15, 2013, 05:03 PM   #11
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I am out of revolvers right now, but it is not permanent.
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Old August 15, 2013, 05:33 PM   #12
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I USED to have only revolvers....and did not want any autoloaders. By and by, I decided that I might as well get ONE autoloader, to see what I might be missing (or something like that). Well, I took to them, though I'm not sure why....and now, long story short, I have only autoloaders.

I like to keep things simple, so after I acquired a couple of 9mms and began hand loading for them, I decided to drop the revolver loads....and by association, the guns in which they were used.

So, I am a handgun flip-flopper, I guess.

I do still like revolvers....and often miss them. Sometimes I ask myself why the heck I ever switched (especially when collecting ejected brass off the ground at the range.....ahhhh, the good 'ole days, when I didn't have to chase brass !).
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Old August 15, 2013, 06:28 PM   #13
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Just revolvers and Glocks.

I value reliability highly.
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Old August 15, 2013, 06:33 PM   #14
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Best thing about a revolver if your a reloader, is not chasing your casings!
I do miss my S&W 686+, beautiful gun and great shooter. I just fell more in love with the semi's I guess.
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Old August 15, 2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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5 revolvers and 4 semi autos.

My autos see more range and carry action but my revolvers are very dear to me.
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Old August 15, 2013, 08:17 PM   #16
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I have a Ruger 22/45 auto pistol and a Mauser 1910 .25ACP.

And thirty revolvers.

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Old August 15, 2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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I've had Smiths my whole life. Model 10, 27, two 686s & a '51 K38. Had a couple autos, a 1903 colt & a Keltec P3AT, both of which I loved just didn't have a use for them so they went down the road.

Shot a west german P220 the other day & have fallen in love. First auto I've shot that fits my hand, I can hit with & isn't in a wimpy caliber.

But it won't replace my tuned up 686-4
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Old August 15, 2013, 09:58 PM   #18
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Up until 4 or 5 years ago, I had only revolver handguns. I have 5 semis now, mostly for carry. That means for 50 years I only had revolvers!
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Old August 15, 2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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Tied at 4 - 4. Guess I need to buy another gun.
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Old August 15, 2013, 11:16 PM   #20
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I'm at 5 revolvers and 6 autoloaders, but one of the autoloaders is on the selling block.
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Old August 16, 2013, 12:41 AM   #21
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Depends on what I'm doing TBH. Normal carry is a semi-auto, but when I have to wear a parka, I toss a revolver in the pocket because it would take me 5 minutes to get to my carry gun de-toggleing the damn coat..
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Old August 16, 2013, 08:41 AM   #22
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We have some of both. Mine and my wifes handguns. A few are out on loan to the kids.

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Old August 16, 2013, 08:52 AM   #23
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Autos for war, revolvers for every other shooting purpose, including carry, hunting, plinking, etc. ...everything else.
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Old August 16, 2013, 06:26 PM   #25
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I only own revolvers as far as handguns are concerned. I just like them better, both from a mechanical/use stand point and even more based on aesthetics. I Plan on getting a semi-auto at some point, probably in 45acp, but since I switched to mostly shooting rifles several months ago, it has been put on the back-burner while I work on my rifle collection.
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