I own both a Smith and
Wesson (K-Frame) Model
19 (blued) and 66 "stainless" .357 Combat
Magnum revolver with 4"
barrel. These are 19-4 and
66-1 respectivly with pinned barrel and recessed
chambers, indicating 1977-
1981 vintage. Bill Jordan
is credited with the inspiration for the S&w
.357 Combat Magnum revolver. Today it's rare
to see a revolver like a
Model 19 or 66 in a lawman's duty holster. They have been completely
replaced by semi-automatic
pistols. Thats okay though. I'll keep my
The way Mr. Jordan carried a revolver, the way he used it and taught others to use a pistol was far superior in the real world that the crazy-looking, modern "praying mantis" auto pistol presentation and use. The way most people will ever be called upon to use a pistol is better served by the Bill Jordan method. High capacity autos are fine if:
1. you enjoy jams
2. you think you may be attacked by one hundred assailants and only have a pistol.
3. you want to sacrifice true pistol power
and 4. if you want to walk around paranoid.
Just carry a revolver, shoot like Jordan, and don't place such a high premium on your own life that you go ahead and strap on one of those high capacity sewer pipes. Not that I have an opinion or anything...
TRUE 'OLD SCHOOL' PATRIOT HE TALKED THE TALK AND WALKED THE WALK!!!!!! GOD BLESS HIM!!!!!