Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Plainfield, IN
Backup gun: Revolver or Semi Auto?
I sincerely hope I'm not crossing the line of friendly discussion to heated debate, but I've had a question nagging at my mind for some time now, and I have to ask. I know there are pros and cons to both, but in experience, which provides a better all around back up weapon: a semi-auto, or a revolver?
I believe firmly in Gun Control. You must be able to firmly control the gun as you shoot!
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hamilton County
What LoveMachine said. What fits your needs. One caliber is usually a good idea.
Handgun control is using both hands.
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Central Indiana
If I carry a semi auto as a primary I tend to carry a semi auto as a BUG, with revolvers I tend to carry a revolver. No real reason to do it that way...just the way I do it.
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Join Date: Oct 2010
I carry a S&W 642 Airweight 38spl in a Galco Ankle Glove holster. Very fast draw from ankle while in my car, don't have seat belt, etc in the way.
The same caliber statements makes sense too, however I carry a 45acp. Thought about a small auto instead of my S&W, but change=doom...right?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Answer = Yes.
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Indy area
This, especially for those with a Glock for a primary (or other semi auto where the smaller models can accommodate the mag from the larger primary, carry the compact or subcompact of the same caliber, and be able to share mags, etc.
If it's possible for a revolver I would do the same with models of gun that can share speed loaders, etc.
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