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 If you own Revolvers how do you use them
 I do not own a revolver 1 2%
 I use a revolver as primary carry gun 6 15%
 I use a revolver as a back up carry gun 7 18%
 I use a revolver for hunting 5 13%
 I use a revolver for target shooting 6 15%
 I only own revolvers and use them for everything 1 2%
 I own revolvers and semi-autos and shoot both often 12 31%
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Semi-autos have far surpassed Revolvers in not only sales but in models offered.  Many of us still have revolvers but may not use them much.   I am curious as to revolver ownership and use in these modern times.    There can be multiple responses on this poll so read all the questions.   Comment on the subject if you would like.
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Grew up on revolvers. My first centerfire pistol was a Trooper MkIII at 15. Currently I only have one cartridge revolver, a S&W BodyGuard 38. I carry it more in summer, and as a BUG while hunting and sometime in the winter backing up one of my .45's. I would love to get an M1917, S&W 325 NightGuard, or a Taurus Tracker in .45ACP. 
    I've had 2 Pythons, 2.5 and 4",  the Trooper, a Colt Cobra, Ruger Red and Blackhawks, a Vaquero (all in .44) and a S&W M19 snub. Oh, almost forgot the IJ Cadet 55 and an H&R starter gun that was my Grandpa's shop gun. 
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Backing up Entropy on this. My first handgun was a High Standard, 9 shot, .22 mag. back in 1972. Then I got yelled & laughed at by my grandfather who was an avid hunter & gun guy right off the boat from Italy. “Who ina hell make this thing, huh? “Whadda you gonna hurt with that lill’a hole, huh?” “ Go get a real gun, a .38. Make sure you gotta the Smith & Wesson, that’sa all, no more a this bullashit.”
Moved up to a Model 60 S&W snubbie a few years later. Then on the PD and a S&W Model 19 as duty gun. Kept and wore the 60 as a back up until I retired some 30 years later. Still have it, shoot it and carry it off and on as CCW, depending on weather and mood. Moved the Model 19 to a stainless Model 66 and matched nicely with the 60. Have them both and will move on to my grandson when I move on.
Through the late 70’s until Glocks arrived in the early 90’s I bought and sold/traded about a dozen revolvers including 2 Colt Pythons. Why, why did I sell those 2 guns??? Idiot!!! My grandfather was right.

Now being retired, but still shooting twice a week I own S&W’s #500, #329PD .44 mag., #627 .357 mag.
and a Ruger Blackhawk ,44 mag. in addition to the above two.
Different use for all of them except the Ruger as it’s a 7.5” bbl. & relegated to a couple times a year at the range. The #500 Smith used to be with me while fishing in mountain country but now a few times at the range. It’s a bear now but never really thought so when I first got it. Years and Carpal Tunnel took care of that. Still prefer the magnum revolvers while fishing unknown country as I like the versatility of ammo etc. plus I just love these guns.

Most CCW is either a Glock in .40 cal. or a .45 1911. But there are other semi’s in here too. Guess I still can’t get a mind set to match my age. God willing he’ll let me keep going with it.

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Through the late 70’s until Glocks arrived in the early 90’s I bought and sold/traded about a dozen revolvers including 2 Colt Pythons. Why, why did I sell those 2 guns??? Idiot!!! 



As a matter of fact, that's how I got the Trooper and the two Pythons; my Dad gave me the Trooper when he bought the two Pythons. Then I bought both Pythons from him when his Dept. (Saint Paul, MN) went to the Glock. I paid $600 for both. Wish I had either one back, or the Trooper! 
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I carry a revolver off duty, a S&W642 during the summer and a 686Plus or Model 65 when it's cold here in NC, which is 4 or 5 months out of the year
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Yes, what an idiot Dave.  Almost as dumb as the guy that sold his Iver Johnson 32/20 for $30, wait that was me..........................oh well that is another entire post as to what guns do you regret selling or trading the most.   We will do that post later to see if anyone was dumber then us.  I know I will take first place so maybe you will have to settle for second.
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Amazing huh JD? How we can look back and now realize just how brain dead we were. But if we’re still here in 30 years maybe some Glock or an 870 Tactical Express with a door breacher choke and funny finish may be worth $25 grand!!! $32.00 huh? 👍
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Sad thing Dave is I am still stupid.   However, I have wised up about my guns.    I own three revolvers.   I have a S&W Model 10 with 4" heavy Barrel and it's a round butt so fits my little girly man hands.  I have a Model 36 that served for years as a back up and will again if needed.   I have a American Arms 22 mini revolver that lives in my watch pocket and is even there right now.   If my pants are on it is there.   No, I am not so paranoid that I have to carry a gun in my own house but there is a gun shop on my property and although it is by appointment only there have been many times people have pulled up in yard while I was mowing or in the garden or came to my door.   I am not going to be a victim because of the business I am in.  I still shoot that Model 10 better then any handgun I own.  That trigger stages better then any gun I have ever shot which is one the major contributing factors to my proficiency with it.

There is no scenario that would cause me to sell either of my S&W revolvers.   They are mine till I depart this rock and then go to my Daughter and Son-in-law to hold till my Grandsons are of age.  If they are old enough when I depart they will get them at that time.

I started in early 1978 and our issue was the S&W Model 15.   I later was issued a Model 14 Target Master Piece as a member of the State Pistol Team and was so proficient with it that I started using it with packmar grips for duty.   Later came 64's and 66's but I stayed with the 14 till transferred by promotion and had to turn it in.   Sad day taking that gun into the Arsenal and saying good bye.

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A 6" Model 14 was my Dad's first duty gun, The cop that talked him into joining the PD carried one and shot on the Dept.'s team. Dad carried his from 1964 to about '72, when he bought a Colt Trooper MKIII, to be able to load .357's in it off duty. (Duty round was 158 gr. SP .38 Spl. then) He then shot his best buddy's Python, and had to have one. He eventually replaced the S&W model 49 off-duty gun with a 2.5" Python also. When SPPD went to the Glock, he already had a 17, so he got a 19 also and I bought the Pythons. $600 for the pair.
I saw a 2.5" in the new Cabela's near here for $6000! [eek]
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I have been carrying a Taurus M380 for the summer and warmer months, very comfortable to carry. Now that winder is getting closer I will probably go to a Taurus .38 or my Ruger SP101 .357 for most of my daily carry. I do occasionally carry my old Makarov , its a favorite also. My main smokeless powder hunting firearm the past 20 years is my custom Redhawk in .44 magnum. 

I learned handguns pretty much equally with a Smith Jframe and a Colt Commander in .45 acp. 
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I have owned, collected, and carried S&W revolvers for three decades. I didn't start to appreciate Ruger wheel guns until very late in life. My primary CCW is a S&W 640-1 or 65-3, though I have a pair of Ruger Wiley Clapp 3" GP100s which are as nice a set of revolvers as I have ever had. I recently found an orphaned Model 28 Highway Patrolman which I brought home and breathed new life into, and a 629-1 that needs some work. Both are beautiful pre-lock revolvers, and both are better than new S&Ws with the IL. I have some semis that I trust my life to, but I'll never be without a revolver or two. Or three ... [smile] 
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As far as when I learned to shoot handguns I would have to say late 60s early 70s. It was before high school which started in 73. Had been shooting rifle and shotgun out of a Savage 410/22 since 5 or 6, about 64, 65. My dad never owned handguns, still does not, and it was a friends dad who taught me handguns.
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I've got a number of revolvers and use them at various times.  Probably the most common these days is an S&W Mdl 317 Lady Smith .22 (I'm secure enough in my manliness that carrying a Lady Smith doesn't bother me at all).  8 Shots of .22LR, first two rounds of snake shot, just a great little gun for wandering in the woods.  I still carry an S&W 642 .38 as a primary gun at times and don't feel under-equipped at all.  And truth be told, if I was still kicking in doors on an entry team it would take a lot to convince me not to gram my Mdl 65 with .357 Mags in it.  As with some of the others mentioned here, I sure wish I still had some of my old Colt Pythons and Diamondbacks!
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I own, shoot and enjoy more than a few military styled assault pistols, errrr I mean semi automatic pistols [biggrin].  
And I also own, shoot and enjoy more than a few revolvers. 
I just bought a Taurus M85, the blue steel version, revolver for my family and another for a woman preacher/teacher (not a Pastor) friend of ours. Plus am seriously considering a Charter Arms .44 Special just for myself, I am so selfish [biggrin]

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I really like good revolvers.  I have my grandfathers S&W Registered Magnum, circa 1936.
One of my favorites is a well used S&W 625, 3".  It is a dandy house gun.
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