TDW586 wrote:Brock Meatstone wrote:Not trying to puke into the Glock vs. 1911 thing here, but somebody on this board summed up perfect how I feel about it when they made this statement: 1911's: half the reliability of a Glock at three times the price.
That being said, and to get back on track; as of now, I have a revolver as my bug-out gun for the simple reason that I am worried about large creatures (bear or moose) threatening me during a full-on haul ass situation, and as such, require heavy hitting rounds to effectively put them down.
Holy hell, a reasonable statement of personal needs in a revolver v. auto thread. No unsupported assertions, no simplicity of the revolver arguments, no chest thumping. Ragnarok is surely upon us!
What are you carrying?
4" GP100 loaded with Buffalo Bore Heavy 180gr lead hard cast rounds.
Not ideal by any stretch for my situation, but the cost of .357 allows me to practice getting more hits on target than with .454 or .500, bear rounds costing upwards of 50-60 dollars for a box of 20.
Would I prefer a heavier round? God, yes. But it's what I have and I can afford to practice with it. And it still beats the hell out of 9mm against a Grizzly.