By G&A Staff
For whatever reasons, a lot of people are interested in using cap and ball revolvers for self-defense.
One of the most common questions I get, is which cap & ball revolver should I carry for self-defense? And, for many years, my answer was “None of them.” There are much better handguns available today, and, when it is time to preserve your hide, that is not the time to be relying on 160-year-old technology.
I have to admit that I used to treat that question about as seriously as I’d treat, “Which crossbow should I buy for self-defense?” But, lately I’ve moderated my stance somewhat. I’ve come to understand that some people have no other options. In fact, a number of my overseas friends have told me that cap and ball revolvers are the only handguns they can legally own. The sad thing, is that some states in the USA are just about as bad to gun owners as foreign governments. Buying a modern gun in New York state can be a lesson in both bureaucracy, and in frustration.
So, I have agreed to suspend any judgments on why someone would want to carry a cap & ball revolver, and just concentrate on the …Read the Rest
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