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My local gun shop has a very well kept Ruger Security Six in .357 on consignment. I'm considering trading them my P95PR for it. Should be an even trade...I might even come out with cash in hand.

Why?

Well, don't get me wrong, I love my P95 and all, but I I think I want something with a more consistent trigger pull. I have discovered that I don't much like the DA/SA trigger. The consistancy differences throw off my aim. I have discovered I shoot 100% better if I decock every shot and just shoot DA since the trigger pull never changes consistency like it does with SA. Now that not exacty an option if the SHTF, plus the simplicity of a revolver will be better for my wife who dosent shoot for fun. The option to use a more potent load certianly isnt a detractor either.

So...am I stupid? Would you trade an autoloader for a revolver?

I have considered a 1911 and its single action trigger. While I would love this, remember my wife is not a gun person and a SA manual saftey .45 is not a rookie's gun.

I am considering a DAO or a glock as well, but the simplicity and reliability (revolver: "crap it didn't shoot. I'll just pull the trigger again". Auto:"crap it didnt shoot. Let me tap on the mag and rack the slide and...hey stop shooting me") still holds alot of appeal.
 

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Not stupid at all, Finch. Absolutely you need to have a handgun you are comfortable and consistent with and most of all it needs to have proved itself to be completely reliable to you. If it's any help, I started my wife (who had no real formal firearms training) out with a Glock 19, and she's great with it. It's a simple to operate handgun that goes bang every time she pulls the trigger. Enjoy the search!
 

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Finch:

I agree with Pat T, you must be comfortable with what YOU are shooting.

While I am not a Ruger fan, per se, the Security Six is a great revolver. Strong. Very strong.

Now, with that said, there are things to be said about the 'failure to fire' that you mentioned.
1. Yes, if a revolver fails to fire, you can just pull the trigger and 'hopefully' it will go bang.
On the other side of this coin, IF the revolver does not go bang, when you pull the trigger the first time, there is the possibility that when you pull the trigger the second time, there COULD be that chance that a bullet has jumped it's crimp and locked up the cylinder from rotating. (I had this happen while shooting a competition with a revolver, once. . . with FACTORY ammo!) This resulted in a DNF (Did Not Finish) but, IF this had been a life or death situation, I would be dead.
(The revolver was locked up tight.)
Also, reloading a revolver is slower than a reload for a semi-auto. (Unless you're Jerry Miculek!)

2. Yes, the 1911 series pistols are geared 'more toward knowledgable' shooters, but, this is why 'we' practice.
I happen to be a BIG fan of the magnificient 1911 series pistols. This is why I currently own 2!
And yes, you must tap, rack, and fire, IF you have a failure to fire, but, it is sort of a trade-off, as I see it.
(Six of one - - half a dozen of another.)

As for reliability. . . auto pistols have come a LONG way. Glocks have a tremendous reputation for reliability, and yes, I own one in .45 acp.
The trigger pull is consistent.

Bottom line. . . the choice is yours. You do need to be comfortable with what you are holding/shooting.

Did I make this choice more confusing? I certainly hope NOT.

Keith
 

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Thanks for the replies. I'm still deciding. I'm not in any hurry. further practice with the Ruger has made the trigger pull something I can live with. I still intend to get a new gun in the not to distant future. I've got a motorcycle to fix in the meantime and am really considering IDPA competition. I figure if I really get into IDPA, I'll get a 1911. If not, I have my eye on a GP100 or a Vaquero. The security six was gone when I went back. Oh well.
 
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