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Old September 13, 2005, 10:01 AM   #1
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Is there anyone out there that is 30 and below who carrys a mid to large revolver?

I am 28, so I was just wondering if there is anyone who is around my age or below besides me who carrys a revolver for a primary gun (no I don't mean a snubby backup) instead of an automatic. Out of all my friends, I am the only one who seems to be partial to revolvers. But then I have never been too "hip" highschoolers say. Everybody else my age wants a .40 caliber Glock or a 9mm Sig Sauer or a 1911. Personally, as far as looks go, I think revolvers are cooler than autos.
Any other revolver fans out there? (Again, I don't mean a backup gun or a mammoth S&W 500 hunting gun. I mean a revolver used as a primary CCW)
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Old September 13, 2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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I love revolvers. I feel a lot less worried about malfunctions when I am carrying one as a a primary. Right now the only larger revolver I have is a Smith & Wesson 686P 2.5". I carry it in the fall and winter. It's not a burden at all. Before that I carried a Ruger GP-100. That was a bit heavier, but still not a problem. In the future I want to purchase a Smith & Wesson 625 and have that be another fall/winter gun. I love the feel of that revolver. The reason I don't have it is because...well, I'm only 23 and money isn't always flowing like water yet.

Yes, there are still youngin's that love revolvers and carry them as a primary. I know I do.
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Old September 13, 2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Love revolvers

I've been carrying a snubby Ruger for the past year and a half or so. Before that, it was a Taurus snubby. I love revolvers. I am thinking about getting a NAA Guardian though for the times when I "can't" carry the sp.
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Old September 13, 2005, 01:44 PM   #4
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22 here. Colt Detective Special. Medium/small revolver I guess.
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Old September 13, 2005, 02:10 PM   #5
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I'm 24, S&W 642 is my primary. If I wanted to haul around the mass of my 686, I could carry the Baby Eagle and get 12 more rounds. I live in a low-crime area, and stay away from the bad spots. Besides, 1 shot is all you need anyway

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Old September 13, 2005, 02:18 PM   #6
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If I can't get the job done (ie. save my ass) with 6 rounds of 357 mag in my Colt Python, those extra rounds probably can't get me very far (except for less reloading of course).
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Old September 13, 2005, 04:42 PM   #7
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i am 24

and i like revolvers.

when i go for my ccw i will qualify with my 9mm but carrry with a revolver(if money permits). i want to carry a ruger 3" gp100 .357. if that can't do it then i don't know what will.

shot placement is the key.
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Old September 13, 2005, 06:16 PM   #8
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Cool, I like how you guys think. And even some Colt revolver fans too. All my friends try to make me feel like an "old fogie" with my revolvers at the range. It is true. If you can't take care of business in 6 shots, you are probably in trouble anyway. Plus, if your spraying the area with 15 rounds like Mel Gibson and Keanu Reevesinstead of making 1 shot count then you have a higher chance of damaging property or even hurting another person.

I carry an old school Colt Official Police 4 inch with .38+P for primary and secondary I carry a Colt Detective Special.

Occasionally, I will slip my .357 6 inch S&W Highway Patrolman between the seat.
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Old September 14, 2005, 02:11 PM   #9
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I'm 23 and will be carrying a security 6 in a few weeks. it's a 4"-er and just feels good.

I just got it and took it shooting for the first time last weekend. .357 is immense fun.
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Old September 14, 2005, 04:19 PM   #10
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Well, Doug, I am almost twice your 30-year-old age limitation, but I hope you will not mind my adding a personal thought or two. I generally carry large (Smith N Frames in.357 magnum, .45 Colt, and 10mm/.40 S&W) or mid-size (Ruger GP-100) revolvers. I find it interesting that many older shooters, probably with more experience and perhaps with grater disposable incomes, elect to carry mid- or large-frame wheelguns. We own the popular (and excellent) autoloaders – Sigs, Glocks, CZs, H&Ks, Kimbers, Springfields, Colts, etc. – and are fully proficient with them, but when we carry to protect our lives, we eventually decide that the ratability, accuracy, and potency of revolvers provides advantages.

I must add that some of this may result form our likely defensive scenarios. We are no longer young law enforcement or military personnel; accordingly, our personal security requirements are not likely to include (to cite one example) confronting the heavily armed drug transporter on a lonely stretch of an Interstate highway at “zero dark thirty”.
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Old September 14, 2005, 06:20 PM   #11
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I'm 70 going on 30. When it comes to self defense 'hip' shouldn't have anything to do with it. Go with what works for you and what you're comfortable with. For me this K frame is a perfect carry piece...Get one! Or, go to your room without dinner!

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Old September 14, 2005, 07:15 PM   #12
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22 here. My primary is my 2 inch snubby .357 and she is much cooler than any autos I have.



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Old September 14, 2005, 07:39 PM   #13
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when I was 18(1982)..I thought the only gun I wanted was a Smith & Wesson 29 44 magnum...thought Clint Eastwood was the greatest thing..and Dirty Harry was the best at 40, I don't have a desire to own a 44 magnum, think Eastwood is a second-rate actor with hit or miss Dirty Harry if it comes on tv and I have nothing better to do..and my favorite handguns are my Colt Gov't 45 auto or Colt Official Police things change with time...
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Old September 15, 2005, 04:55 PM   #14
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Eastwood is a second-rate actor with hit or miss movies
He's an old man, like me. I wish I had his money...Seems as tho he won an Academy Award this year and a few years back for the Unforgiven... As for me I luv cannons. Especially my 629mg, and 29-2...The older of the two...

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Old September 16, 2005, 12:04 AM   #15
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..don't take it the wrong way BUll...the S&W 29 (as are most Smith revolvers)is an excellent gun...I just lost my desire to buy one over time.. thats all
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Old September 16, 2005, 12:27 AM   #16
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I just scrape by under your minimum age requirements.

I enjoy the heft and "swiss watch" like qualities of my GP100 4"er.

I carry on private land, but I wouldn't hesitate to CCW one if I felt inclined to pack. Working in a school kinda rules out regularly carrying.
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Old September 16, 2005, 12:53 AM   #17
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I'm 32 years old, but I've been packing my 3" Smith model 60 in .357 for about 5 years now. Its compact and acurate with its adjutable sights.
I guess that puts me into the under 30 crowd, sort of!

Oh, I used to cary a Smith Mod. 15 before that too.
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Because no matter how you try to rationalize it, 9mm is still for women and pansies.

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Old September 17, 2005, 11:33 AM   #18
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I'm 18 and I occasionally carry my 4" S&W Model 28-2.
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Old September 17, 2005, 06:28 PM   #19
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Now how can I take that wrong. You'd think that dam cannon would blow my right arm clean off.
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Old September 18, 2005, 11:09 PM   #20
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I'm 22 and I carry a full size 4 inch .38 revolver.
It's an Astra 960.
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Old September 18, 2005, 11:25 PM   #21
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Make mine .40 or bigger

I'm a middle-aged coot (48) and just today I got out the Taurus .44 special snubby and carried it. I would prefer a 6 shot cylinder, but I'd rather have 5 rounds of .44 special than 6 rounds of .38 special.

My wife's home alone gun is a 4" S&W model 25 mountain gun in .45 Colt; I normally carry a .45 auto (Glock, H&K USP, SIG P220 or Kimber 1911) but would not hesitate to carry a revolver, as long as the caliber starts with the number "4."

I have carried my 4 inch S&W model 29, loaded with .44 special Silvertip HPs on occasion, too. IMHO, I'll always take a .40 or larger caliber gun - revolver or auto - over the midsize caliber guns.

IMHO, caliber is more important than total number of bullets on tap.
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Old September 26, 2005, 06:44 PM   #22
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I carry a 4'' GP oudoors that I can make an eyeball shot with a seven yards. But for intown I carry a Glock30 and 642 I love my GP but I think the glock is smarter and easier.
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Old September 28, 2005, 12:57 PM   #23
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just entered the 30's, but I am fond of saying I carry a 19, either a smith or a glock. My favourite is my 2.5 inch 19 wheelgun. All my friends ask me why I carry it and I say cuz its cool. Most will then say it was cool back in the 1970's. (One of my father's police detective friends carried one when I was a child, I think that is where that came from).

Then my friends point out how few rounds it holds, then I say "you have seen me shoot this right?" which usually shuts them up. It is one of the best shooters for me. I also have a nice 3.5 inch 27 that I carry a bit too.

When we did security work, we did the reverse, the revolver was our duty gun, and autos were our backups. Our backups, however being full size glocks and sigs that we would get out of the car when it got dark and stick in our belts. South Central was fun back in those days.

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Old September 28, 2005, 06:56 PM   #24
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I'm not LE or anything, but I do a lot of backpacking and hunting and occasionally have to go into less respectable parts of town.

Backpacking I carry either my SP101 3" in .357, or my Redhawk 5.5" .44mag. Depends on what critters may be around. Desert and low hills don't have bear, but up higher I want some more authority. I also don't wanna worry about feed problems from rain, rust, dust, cold, heat, garden gnomes with magnetic fields, etc.

When in town, I have an auto in my truck at times. .45acp Glock. I certainly wouldn't need all 14 rounds in it to take care of a typical situation, and could probably get by with my .357 instead, but why tempt fate? Be good with all your guns and make every shot count, but take every advantage that technology can avail you...

Oh, and I'm 27.
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