What is more fun to shoot semi-auto or revolver

    View Poll Results: What is more fun to shoot at the range on a relaxing day.

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    • Revolver

      47 33.81%
    • Semi's Auto

      70 50.36%
    • Can't answer I don't own both.

      12 8.63%
    • Just don't understand old s. What's this thing they call a revolver?

      12 8.63%
    • Gee wonder what Baldy and Bob put down.

      11 7.91%
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      What is more fun to shoot semi-auto or revolver

      Most of my pistols are semi's but if I was going to the range just to have fun and fun only, no training and stuff, just plain old fun shooting I would take a revolver any day over any of my semi's that I love.

      I like to take a double action 357 or less with at least a 6" barrel.

      I think what makes these so much fun for me outside at the range is how accurate they are. You get to shoot longer because it takes longer to load and shoot so you’re taking your time and I seem to relax more. When you learn to shoot double action its fun finding that sweet spot in the trigger pull when you know it's time to squeeze and each revolver being different.
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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post

      You get to shoot longer because it takes longer to load and shoot so you’re taking your time and I seem to relax more.
      Don't have a revolver, so I can't intelligently comment on which one is more fun. I definitely agree that you'd be able to shoot longer. I find that I blow through ammo when I shoot pistol (for some reason I don't go nuts with the AR). Lately I've been only loading 6 or less into the mags to make my shotting sessions last longer

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      I chose revolver because I'm a wheelgunner. Having said that, I've been shooting in single stack division for a month or so (USPSA) to keep proficient with my 1911's.

      Anyone can blaze away with a bottom feeder-shooting the wheelgun requires one to shoot accurately
      Dave

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      Yep! Wheelguns all the way Mr.Spacedoggy. I enjoy my bottom feeders too but not like a I do a wheelgun. Way more accurate with the revolver but I grew up when it was king. Plastic just leaves me cold but blue steel and wood stirs my soul. Just me and I am to old to change.

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      I actually find revolvers considerably more fun to shoot than autos, and I also shoot them slightly more accurately. (That said, I no longer own any revolvers. I sold my last one about two years ago.)
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      I reload so shooting a revolver saves me from having to chase brass but I'm also cheap so the time I save is usually spent scrounging other brass left on the range. To me any time spent shooting is fun.

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      I own several of both. If it goes 'bang', I love it. Could have been more choices in the poll though.

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      Just to play in the front yard I have several S.A. wheelguns that love to play with. The other choice should have been both.

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      this is a good question
      when you said revolver my mind went to DAs not SA
      As I look back on my years I remembered the fun I had with the 44mag ruger SA and the 30 carbine SA and the 45LC SA
      some of my best stories are from SAs
      If your poll has specified SA revolvers and DA revolvers I would have voted differently

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      I just wanted to ask just two question. Revolver or semi. It's to hard to try and put everyones answer as a poll question so that's why you pick and then write about it. I could ask sa rev or da rev or blued rev or stainless rev or 2"rev or 4" rev or 6" rev or8 3/4 rev sarev fixed sights OK you got the point I hope. With most people I know enjoying revolvers more I'm surprise that they don't sell more.

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      For fun? Revolvers. .22, .38, .357, or my .44:



      No bending over to retrieve brass when you're done, either.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
      With most people I know enjoying revolvers more I'm surprise that they don't sell more.
      I think that's partially because the idea of "fun shooting" for a lot of people nowadays involves getting dressed up like a SWAT cop and using whatever gun is currently on the cover of Combat Handguns to fire as much ammo as possible - with the fewest number of actual hits. I am sure anyone who has been to a public range since 9/11 knows what I mean.
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      I voted: Just don't understand old s. What's this thing they call a revolver?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      I think that's partially because the idea of "fun shooting" for a lot of people nowadays involves getting dressed up like a SWAT cop and using whatever gun is currently on the cover of Combat Handguns to fire as much ammo as possible - with the fewest number of actual hits. I am sure anyone who has been to a public range since 9/11 knows what I mean.
      You Nailed it. I laugh at them but also I know that was me many years ago.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan_Viking View Post
      I voted: Just don't understand old s. What's this thing they call a revolver?
      From Alaska, I don't get it. You must have one in 545, 460 or 500mag, for those cute brown or black furry things that live in those woods there or the white ones up north.

      Hope your not carrying a Kel-Tec 380 semi-auto there young viking from Alaska. I do envy you young ones but I'm sure all Generations say that. And there are those times I wish I lived in my grandparents time when you could go to the Hardware store and pick yourself up a nice Thompson.

      To get back on track every time I take someone who has never shot a wheel gun out to shoot one they enjoy them but I don't see them rushing out to buy one either. There will be a day when you will breakdown and pick one up. That day will be a day that opens up a whole new world of shooting for you. So alway keep an open mind. I do and that's why I have at times the lastest and greatest.

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      I don't personally own a revlover. I really like auto-loaders. I plan on getting one someday, though I am not very familiar with the different calibers (357, 44, etc).

      This would be fun, just to have:

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      i voted gee wonder... really either one would be fine with me to enjoy myself at the range.

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      I guess I just like throwing hard earned cash down-range...

      13-14 rounds of ACP (yes, Mike, into a tiny little "rapid fire" group of 3-5", LOL, not a "man-sized-group") from a XD 45.

      Let's see... $0.30 per squeeze, 10-13 at a time... Damn... Gotta buy my reloading press!

      But it's more fun than wadding up $3-4 in a ball and throwing it off a bridge!!! I like fire-power. I like big booms and big ragged holes. Traded my .44Mag for a .45ACP. The .44Mag revolver was too slow. Boring... and no more accurate thank you.

      Can't wait to get outside and shoot steel.

      -Jeff

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      Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
      13-14 rounds of ACP (yes, Mike, into a tiny little "rapid fire" group of 3-5", LOL, not a "man-sized-group") from a XD 45.
      That's good defensive shooting!

      I guess I make a distinction - for myself if no one else - between defensive shooting and recreational shooting. I see the latter as driven more by accuracy and less by speed. Of course, if you have fun shooting steel and IPSC, then speed is indeed of the essence! But what the hell do I know? I sold my M4gery and am moving mainly to manually-operated rifles.

      But, Jeff, I am sure you have encountered the guys I am talking about on public ranges. They are usually the ones clad in camo but too overweight to be in the military, who yank the trigger on Glocks and 1911s fast enough to put six cases in the air simultaneously but might hit the target once or twice, and who have a manicured girlfriend clad in heels and a too-tight shirt who clearly has no desire to be at the shooting range.

      Well, I guess the latter part isn't bad.
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      Fun?

      As to which is more fun, autoloader or revolver, naturally I'd go with the revolver.

      For fun, long range shots an inanimate targets. Especially if shots can safely be made at objects floating in water. Many years ago I had the ability to shoot in old sand pits. These were deep pits so the water level was some twenty or thirty feet below grade level, and ricocheting bullets were caught by the opposite wall of the pit. Floating empty shotgun shells in the water and poppin these was great fun.

      And, with a flat shooting .44 Magnum, hunting groundhog over open pastures.

      Set up those orange clay targets shotgunners use at 75 to 100 yards and bust these. Shoot up driftwood until its splinters. Blow up water filled jugs.

      On a still day, use helium filled balloons tied down to logs. Cut the string with the first shot and bust the rising ballon with a follow up shot. Wadcutter or semi-wadcutter bullets are more reliable at cutting string or thread.


      I don't think you can get these anymore, but exploding railroad torpedoes with a .22 is fun. But this is not limited to the revolver.

      Bob Wright

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