Bob, although I am tempted, I will refrain from critiquing the piece. I just advise everyone that it is prudent to get information from more than one source...
I recommend revolvers to everyone, too. EVERYONE. Novice to experienced. While I think that bobbed hammer(Or spurless) DAO revos have a hard to learn trigger, I do appreciate their ease of care and simple manual of arms. There is a firearms section though ,SilentBob.
I will be unpopular for this opinion but, I have never liked or found revolvers to be reliable. My experience is in the field however so I won't say anything about home defense.. In the field revolvers fail like mad. All brands all makes. The military doesn't standard issue revolvers. Now some will say it's because of ammo capacity. Still why is this argument not valid for the beginner, I'd rather my daughter have 16 rounds and teach her to quick clear a feed problem than 6 and hope the trigger pull and hammer doesn't throw off her only 6 chances of killing the intruder.
I couldnt' agree more. I think that mindset is the most important aspect of preparedness, including training for home & self defense. This is just my opinion of course, but I feel that the mindset is what gets us to prep in the first place, or it's what gets us to realize that there are dangers out there that we need to protect ourselves from. Mindset gets us to begin training and is what keeps us in a fight or keeps us from going into shock when injured. The more we train, the more we develop muscle memory and skills that help us grow in our mindset to be prepared to defend ourselves against whatever it is that we're up against.A revolver itself is highly reliable, easy to use and easy to operate under stress. Theresnothing wrong with carrying a revolver... Muscle memory, and mind controll is number two for me.
The best gun in your hand is worthless if you are frozen of feat or in shock.
My father showed me both type of handguns when I learned to fire as a young boy. One of the most important things beside the "safety" and "never pointing the business end at anyone unless you plan to use it", was that he broke down the advantages/disadvantages of both a revolver and semi-automatic handguns. I can still hear him say, that while their are many disadvantages to a revolver, their are two issues that stood out most favorably...one is that you are not worried about a jammed magazine/or poor operating magazine and the other was that the revolver, based on the actions of your hostile opponent, gave you time to think clearly before you engaged him. I know their are many in here in the forum that have experience in weapons, so I am not going to belabor the point. But don't you think that was some great advice for a learning young novice?Warnings depend on the situation. .