One thing I often see, and saw on a thread here, is disagreement on the durability of revolvers. In a SHTF situation, I would want my primary sidearm to be bombproof, simple, and versatile, with readily available ammo (both for stockpiling and possibly being able to find it, depending on the situation). So: I have always been a revolver guy, presuming that simplicity equals durability, and liking the .357/38 versatility for various types of game in a pinch in a bug out situation, as well as self defense. I've gotten really quick with speedloaders, magazines tend to be a weak point in semi-autos and they are a finite resource unlike a speedloader, which can simply be replaced with your non-shooting hand and now with 7 and 8-shot .357s, capacity is no different than my trusty 1911. That said, I have often heard people talking about revolvers actually being much more fragile due to their internal workings. I am just wondering, and please excuse my lack of knowledge on this, if anyone might be able to explain why/if revolvers are indeed the more fragile choice for something you may need to bet your life and your family's life on, and whether it's possible (or more importantly practical) to gain the skills and have the tools/parts/etc. to fix a revolver gone wrong in a situation where a gunsmith is no longer an option. I've poked around the internet, but can't seem to find much of a comprehensive explanation of why revolvers are considered by some to be more fragile, and nothing much that considers SHTF type of contingencies such as lack of access to a gunsmith, tools, etc. I sure like my .357, and I also like the ammo versatility in being able to stock a lever gun in the same caliber. Any thoughts? I'll never be a Glock guy (nothing against them, and I absolutely admit to having no objective basis for this, but I don't really like the striker-fired concept or polymer...feel free to change my mind and explain why Glocks are safe and durable...I've been shooting for a few years and have a lot to learn), but some of what I've heard has me thinking that perhaps my primary bug out sidearm should change from a 4" .357 with 7 or 8 round capacity to perhaps a P226 in 9mm or 92FS (or maybe just the 1911 platform...though I'd like to stick with lighter and faster ammo than 45 ACP...would a 1911 in 9mm retain the same ease of replacing parts, etc. that was talked about on another thread)? Also, I love the Sig 226. If I was to go that route, I can't find any really detailed parts kits (Sig offers one with a few springs and pins, but there's nothing like someone mentioned in a previous thread with a spare firing pin and 40 some odd more parts...any idea where to get this? I know these are a lot of questions, so sorry about that. Any and all views/information or suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Thanks!