« Last post by pistolpadre on Yesterday at 11:19:01 PM »
All good and clever answers.. I am going to defend the revolver on two points though, first the statement about clearing a ''fail'' on an auto vs rev.. is dead on.. the auto can most always be tap racked into battery.. while the revolver is shop bound at the same point.. the only thing is the fail won't happen to start with.. Not just my 50 years shooting, but a more accurate example follows.. The Dept of Corrections transitioned to Glocks half away through my carreer.. before that we had Smith and Rutger .357 's ..in a decade of ranges (generic for firearm qualification) I never saw or heard of a revolver fail .. I think if we're all honest and discount uncle ''Skippys'' antidotal stories of this, and ask ouself if we've ever seen a good quality revolver fail .. we all know the answer.. possible, but so rare its not a factor.. (old Uncle Skippy is NOT an AZGO forum member, any resemblance to me is accidental)
note on the transition.. we antisipated longer range times and horror stories of half the line with their hand in the air (RO pls!) NOPE! it didn't happen.. we taught tap rack, but I only witnesed it a couple of times.. So a REAL positive to Glocks, and I'm not a fan of the breed..They do work though..
. the other positive on a revolver is the condition one carry.. when I retired my agency was still coming to grips with this, and a dept wide policy was yet to be implemented, to that point different shift CDRs on the same unit would have different carry protocols.. imagine if you will staff relieving other staff at shift change.. a mandatory round count is initiated.. the next day the relieving staff (who might WELL not be a firearms pro) has a piece handed to them in condition one.. I hope that has been rectified.. but 8 years into Glocks it wasn't..
sorry for the drift.. Revolvers are always in condition one.. (sigh....sorry, been a long day)