Originally Posted by thess02
I don't really see why a snubbie revolver would be outclassed by a compact semi-auto. I like both revolvers and semi-autos and like them all...each have their positives and negatives. I own a Smith 642..not a high cap weapon for sure. But...for what it was designed to do....no semi-auto can beat it. It's for close in...personal butt saving....and can still be in your coat pocket and be employed if one doesn't have time to draw....and fire all 5 rounds. No semi-auto can do this. And revolvers aren't picky about ammo...if a cartridge goes in the cylinder...it will fire...every time. The biggest drawbacks are ammo capacity and reloading time. I do like semis...but the little 642 goes in my pocket...doesn't snag..and is perfectly safe doing it.
Quite true but they suffer badly from ergonomics, shootability and practical accuracy under duress. Even at 5-7 yards. Beyond, you are nearly defenseless. They give me the most problems when teaching. The ladies I teach frequently discard them after they take a course. Many go with the Glock 26.
If you practice and train with an auto but carry your snubbie to be comfortable... very foolish.
Firing inside the pocket is quite rare; I can only think of a handful of instances. More than one round is rarer still. The little Kahr weighs less, less bulk, holds more rds of more potent ammo and is far easier to handle. They are smokin' accurate and will work for almost everyone. Try one and see.