rpf289 said:When I get older I might look into purchasing a pistol primarily for self-defense. I'm still debating it, as I know that carrying a firearm increases my risk, but then again I'll also feel safer anyhow.
Well, of course, one can always march into the ovens without defending oneself, eh?Basically, the way I see it, if you carry a weapon, or are trained in martial arts, your risk goes up. If you can defend yourself, you will, and when you fight back against an aggressor, well it just gets more dangerous.
And we've all seen video tape of cashiers giving up the money and then being shot anyway. :wink:We've all heard the news reports of how someone fought back against a mugger or an intruder instead of just giving in.
Well, according to what a few people say, springs will not wear out just by sitting with tension on them. Even though that might be true, I wouldn't want to bet my life on it. Yes, there are no springs that could be worn out on a loaded revolver, but depending on who all lives with you, you probably don't want to leave a loaded one sitting around all the time. The really cool part about DA revolvers is that they're quick to load from a box of ammo. Swing out the cylinder, drop them in, close it. That, and you don't have to worry about if the load will cycle properly or not. For reliability, autos these days are usually pretty good, but I'd still opt for a sixgun.rpf289 said:I also remember reading about how a revolver is the perfect choice for someone who just wants something for self-defense as it can sit in a drawer for four years, to be used only once at 3 AM when an intruder kicks in your front door and it'll still fire...as opposed to your auto you never maintain just doesn't do anything.
I have another S&W 4043 .40 with three 11 round mags in flat stainless. Also has a wrap around grip. Still have the S&W model 10 38 special I would like to sell too. Here are the prices and pics. All prices include shipping to Florida residents ONLY.
S&W 4043 .40 with three 11 round mags $300 shipped