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Pros & Cons of Revolver vs. Semi-auto for Concealed Carry *video*

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    To add to the discussion of revolvers vs. semi-autos for concealed carry that has been going on in some threads lately I made a video detailing what I feel to be the pros and cons of both. In the video I discuss size, weight, reliability, capacity, caliber, and even person threat assessment. Please leave some comments if you disagree with me and my opinions. I have been getting nothing but supportive comments on youtube lately and it would be nice to hear some dissenting opinions for a change. Feel free to agree though.

    YouTube - Revolver vs. Semi-auto for Concealed Carry
     
  2. Solo

    Solo Portland, OR Member

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    Well, okAAY...
    In the video you showed the guns to be empty, you personally know your guns & know them to be empty. However, for the general audience viewing, I would display proper gun handling by not sticking my finger on the trigger.
    It was another well done & informative vid. Good job & thanks for putting that up.
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, but considering I am showing gun ergonomics and actually pulling the triggers in many cases putting my finger on the trigger is necessary. Many instances of demonstrating a gun or testing it's function require pulling the trigger. Not to mention proper training requires dry firing. That old "never put your finger on the trigger" garbage is just hyperbole. The whole "guns are never safe" mentality is so overdone. They are tools. An unloaded and properly cleared gun is no more dangerous than a nail gun that is disconnected from the compressor hose.
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    hey, those nail guns are dangerous. Even unhooked. I dropped one on my toostie.
    Oh, I sure am glad you cleared those weapons I would hate to see a live round ejected during your video. Oh wait I did on your previous video.:laugh::laugh:
     
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  5. Derailed

    Derailed Milwaukie New Member

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    Good vid but you didn't mention the safety aspects / differences of each.

    Advantage revolver...in my book.
     
  6. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    great video! The part on being realistic about threat assessment was good. I also liked how you explained your reasoning behind each decision you were making.
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks. I feel it is important to express why I am making these decisions. So many people get caught up in the fantasy of self defense (they are constantly being sold these unrealistic scenarios by self defense schools, video games, and the internet) that they forget to consider the realities.
     
  8. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    While waiting for the video to load (yes Nehalemtel internet is SLOW) I think I can already tell that you prefer semi auto. The semis have twice won the tic-tac-toe in your opening shot :D
     
  9. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    My cousin actually shot himself in the femur with a framing nailer (two months before he got married). I'm a carpenter and am frequently reminded how the pneumatic tools we use are strikingly similar to firearms. It's very easy to injure yourself or someone else with a nail gun. In the words of Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) always remember, "Safety 3rd!"
     
  10. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well done. I think, like bikini underwear, it is a matter of personal comfort and experience. I like semi autos, while my wife prefers her hammerless S&W .38.