Well personaly I sure don't think a revolver is one bit more reliable then a GOOD semi auto if it gets dirty. Try dunking your smith in mud and dunk a glock 43 in mud and id bet the smith binds up faster and more often then the glock. Anyone that carrys ANY handgun in the pocket without a holster and doesn't clean it at least once a week is asking for trouble. I think part of the wear problem comes from not using a pocket holster or a good pocket holster, some from dirt and some from the sweat that soaks into your pants. I guess to me I really don't care about the finish of a working gun to much. the lcp I carry the most has about a third of the finish gone and the rest of it looks pretty rough. but then I carried that gun in my pants pocket, jacket pocket in the console of my truck and never had it in a holster for years. that said its gone bang every time I take it out and exercise it.
Only failure and it really wasn't a failure that ive ever had with a pocket gun was with my J frame. I pulled it out of my pocket at the range one there was a penny wedged between the frame and the cylinder. Somehow that day I was dumb enough to stick my change in the wrong pocket. Was it a failure. Well not really because I pulled the penny out before I shot. Lessons learned? Don't put stuff in your pocket that has your gun and use a pocket holster. Now I use a shoot through wallet holster in my back pocket. No worrys about sticking things in my pocket and sure not worried dirt or dust in getting into the slide. I still clean it every couple weeks but it looks the same as when I put it in that holster as when I take it out.
But a revolver more reliable? that's silly. Just pull the trigger on a revolver and see all the parts that have to pivot, slide and rotate to make it go bang and that can break. then look how few parts need to be precisely fit and move when you shoot a semi auto. trigger, sear and disconnector and even they are exactly hand fit and there all enclosed in the gun. Only thing exposed is the slide and glocks and M&Ps and most black guns sure don't have a slide fit like a match 1911 and have a lot less room for crud to get in and jam them up then a revolver. think of what has to all move on your first shot with a snubby and what has to move for the first shot with a lcp. don't get me wrong. Ive got two j frames and still carry them occasionaly but its mostly for nostalgia because at one time I was on your side. Is my j frame reliable? Sure it is. Is it more reliable then a raven 25? you bet it is. Is it more reliable then a good semi auto? NOPE. Id think if I were wrong on that pocket semi autos wouldn't be outsell revolvers by probably 50 to 1.
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Last edited by lloyd smale; 03-31-2019 at 07:35 AM.