In this episode, we sit down with Justin Carroll to go over revolvers for survival and EDC. Listeners know Justin from Prepper Opsec. But he also has a passion for revolvers, as it turns out. And in this episode, he shares his journey into the planet of revolvers.
Revolvers are a frequent subject of debate for preppers…
Fans usually swear by them. They make claims of revolvers getting superior reliability more than semi-autos. Then there is the ammo interchangeability with some rifles and the capacity of some revolvers to accept quite a few distinctive cartridges of the similar caliber. There is also the reality that some revolver cartridges, like the .357, present a wider variety of powered charges permitting for higher flexibility as a hunting round.
But there is the other side of the fence: Detractors. Generally, this category appreciates revolvers but see modern day semi-auto pistols as getting far more positive aspects: Greater capacity, simpler reloading, higher reloading speeds. The semi-auto camp also raise their eyebrows at the claim of higher reliability.
So who’s proper?
Like all items in survival and guns, the answer is this: It depends.
Revolvers for Survival and EDC Subjects Discussed:
- Why Justin sold all his semi-auto pistols and went all wheel gun all the time
- Revolvers as an alternative in restrictive states
- What postal operator fundamentals translate involving semi-auto and revolvers
- The delicacy of revolver innards
- The reality of how reputable revolvers essentially are
- Why J Frame Revolvers suck for new shooters and initial-time revolver owners
- What are the most effective revolvers for new shooters
- The Ideal revolver for EDC
- Double action in revolvers vs single action revolvers
- Is a bobbed hammer safer
- How to train to reload revolvers speedily and in defensive scenarios
- The downside of speedloaders and revolvers for EDC
- Applying Speed strips
- The downsides of revolvers
- Ammo capacity
- Slow reloading
- concealability and comfort
- Positive aspects of Revolvers
- Interchangeability of ammo
- field gun