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Old 12-19-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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revolvers jam. its very easy to get trash between the cylinder and frame that will cause a malfunction.
I wasn't claiming they are 100% failure free. Merely that they are less prone to malfunction than magazine fed firearms.

Or were you meaning that in a law enforcement environment the potential for possible contamination and subsequent failure is greater than with a semi auto?
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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All magazine fed weapons have the possiblity of failures. A Glock, Sig or HK might be ultra-reliable but there are more opportunities for some sort of jam to occur and Glocks do jam, just talk to anyone who works at the range............

A revolver is an inherently less failure prone design and 6 round ought to be enough to put multiple assailants down given reasonable accuracy and the correct ammunition.
Exactly. It comes down to a trade off between having more rounds available before reloading vs. the near 100% reliability of a revolver. Personally, I go with my Glock. A well maintained and cared for higher end semi like a Glock, Sig, etc. is going to go bang when the trigger is pulled every time.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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I was at the shop in Rosenberg, TX (just West from Sugar Land) fixing my car. And in a matter of 2 hours I saw 2 guys (one black, one white) coming in with their pistols in open holsters on their right side. The pistols were not concealed or anything.



I am wondering if life is so tough out there in Rosenberg, they have to carry pistols like cowboys? They must be scrambling through squadrons of Indians and shooting back every time they hit highway 59? LOL
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:31 AM
 
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Exactly. It comes down to a trade off between having more rounds available before reloading vs. the near 100% reliability of a revolver. Personally, I go with my Glock. A well maintained and cared for higher end semi like a Glock, Sig, etc. is going to go bang when the trigger is pulled every time.
I have fired many rounds with my Glock 22 .40 Cal. and never had a jam or any other problem.

It's to bad but many people need to carry guns today, I guess it's just the way things are. No border control and other things. Before people put a gun in their pants I hope they get the training they need and a CCW. And be safe and legal.

Happy New Year.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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I've got a 9mm High-Point and a .357 Smith & Wesson. Don't really trust the High-Point, and the .357's pretty big. I'm thinking I need a .38 when I get my Conceled Weapon Permit, easier to manage.

Heard about the store clerk getting killed in Houston early Christmas morning. Houston's a big city...I don't intend to treat this stuff lightly.

Moving there in May 2011. I'm going to be one of the one's carrying...and my wife's going to, also.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: with my mom
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It's what we call "all hat and no cattle" around in these here parts. Carrying a gun makes these people look tough, like they know what they're doing, but when it comes to knowing how to use it, they wouldn't know what to do with it any more than a kid knows what to do with a beautiful woman, but you get some people running 5 mph over or an old lady stuck on the side of the highway with a flat tire, well, they know what do with these al-qaeda terrorists--give them a 300 dollar ticket (unless they're illegal immigrants cuz they get free road side assistance, free helath care, free education, free food, free housing)
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:59 PM
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I bet the further south you go in Texas towards the border, you'll probably not see many revolvers used by law enforcement.
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