E202: Revolvers for Survival and EDC


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




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