Revolver or semi style pistol your favourite?

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Revolver or semi style pistol your favourite?

Post by grainweight » 08 Feb 2017, 12:59 pm

Just in terms of personal preference what do you like?

Casting a vote for revolver here, cause they got style! 8-)
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Post by Mick280 » 08 Feb 2017, 1:15 pm

Go the mighty Six Gun!!!
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Post by bladeracer » 08 Feb 2017, 1:46 pm

grainweight wrote:Just in terms of personal preference what do you like?

Casting a vote for revolver here, cause they got style! 8-)



Depends on purpose.
For IPSC, auto every time.
Just for some fun plinking and shooting informal targets I like revolvers.
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Post by No1Mk3 » 08 Feb 2017, 4:49 pm

Revolver, because 44Mag semi auto's can't cut the mustard.
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Post by Cryptic » 08 Feb 2017, 5:14 pm

Love my wheelguns. Still undecided on another revolver or a semi as next purchase.
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Post by bigM » 08 Feb 2017, 6:27 pm

All my pistols are semi-auto but for true fondling revolver porn you want a Korth;

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Post by brett1868 » 08 Feb 2017, 7:59 pm

bigM wrote:All my pistols are semi-auto but for true fondling revolver porn you want a Korth;

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Don't you mean the Korth PRS in 45ACP ? :)

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Post by brett1868 » 08 Feb 2017, 8:01 pm

My favourite of the pistols I own is probably the Sig 1911 Nightmare Fastback in .357Sig, absolute pleasure to shoot and accuracy beyond my present capabilities.
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Post by Wylie27 » 08 Feb 2017, 8:42 pm

After the ssaa st marys probation safety course, probation and graduation if i ever see another revolver i will burn it to the ground.....
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Post by Sumo » 08 Feb 2017, 10:41 pm

I have a few hand guns. However the one I use least, is the one I love the most most, it's a Smith & Wesson 686 revolver. Every Cat H shooter should own one. They are 357 magnums of manliness.

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Post by deye243 » 08 Feb 2017, 11:01 pm

grainweight wrote:Just in terms of personal preference what do you like?

Casting a vote for revolver here, cause they got style! 8-)


the Springfield armoury 45 acp I used to own
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Post by GLS_1956 » 09 Feb 2017, 12:36 am

You left out single shots, like the Thompson-Center Contender. Having pointed out that error, I'll say that between the two: "It is six of one, half a dozen of the other". I've got a dozen+ of each, and hope to add to the collection. The Single Sixes are a joy to take out but the Browning Buckmark or Challenger II are equally fun, except they don't handle shot cartridges well. The S&W Model 17 and Ruger's Gov't Target pistol are almost in classes by themselves, which the Colt Python is.

So as to what my favorite is, it's what I've dug out of the safe at the time.
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Post by wrenchman » 09 Feb 2017, 2:21 am

i have both but i like to shoot revolvers its the handgun i started with and i shoot them better
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Post by bigfellascott » 09 Feb 2017, 6:00 am

Never had any interest in handguns (no use for them for me) hence why I don't own one.
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Post by brett1868 » 09 Feb 2017, 8:58 am

Why choose when you can have both.....Mateba Unica semi auto revolver.

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Post by sandgroperbill » 09 Feb 2017, 9:14 pm

brett1868 wrote:My favourite of the pistols I own is probably the Sig 1911 Nightmare Fastback in .357Sig, absolute pleasure to shoot and accuracy beyond my present capabilities.


I'm signing up to a pistol club this saturday to shoot prac pistol. I like revolvers but prefer semi auto pistols.

I'm currently looking at pistols, and think I've almost settled on a sig. I'm thinking nightmare, scorpion, p226, sp2022 or p320.

Decisions decisions...
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Post by brett1868 » 09 Feb 2017, 11:07 pm

sandgroperbill wrote:
brett1868 wrote:My favourite of the pistols I own is probably the Sig 1911 Nightmare Fastback in .357Sig, absolute pleasure to shoot and accuracy beyond my present capabilities.


I'm signing up to a pistol club this saturday to shoot prac pistol. I like revolvers but prefer semi auto pistols.

I'm currently looking at pistols, and think I've almost settled on a sig. I'm thinking nightmare, scorpion, p226, sp2022 or p320.

Decisions decisions...


I vote the Nightmare but grips are not standard 1911 and difficult to find aftermarket though the stock grips are perfect for me. Magazines, particularly in .357Sig are difficult to source though brownells.com.au can get them. Buy the 9mm version for practicality, you won't be disappointed :D
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Post by GLS_1956 » 10 Feb 2017, 2:14 am

Revolvers help you "make your shots count" since my wheelguns hold 5 or six shots, rounds, compared to the selfloaders which can hold up to a 15 in the case of the Browning Hi-Power.

Revolvers also can be chambered for higher energy cartridges like .357 magnum, .41 & .44 magnums, and up to the almost ridiculous 500 S&W. And the single shots like I mentioned in an earlier post can even exceed that.

Semiautomatics have fairly well supplanted the wheelgun in Bullseye matches, yes there are still matches that require revolvers and/or that people can equally compete with either style.

Right now I have four handguns I use for carry guns, two are revolvers and two are semiautos. When I introduce someone to handgun shooting I always start them on a revolver, a Ruger Single Six.
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