|if there is a jam yoou are stuck, but with a wheel gun you just pull the trigger again? umm if it is jammed it is jammed dont matter what it is.|
My dear Morax,
Provided the gun is in good working condition, most gun "jam" are due to ammunition problem of either
- primers failure to detonate
- feeding problem
- ejection of spent case problem.
My apology for not making this clear, I have been assuming that this information is well known.
gel, first i know what you are trying to say, but I aint no DEAR hahhah
and the examples you state only 2 are a "JAM" if you keep your arms in good condition then one or possably both wont be a problem, yes wheelers are less trouble but double taps are fun, and not just 3 of them..
and not only this but ok the auto dont slide/eject the shell, or fails to load one up, thus jamming, making the thing inoperable,
a wheel gun hits a squib, puts the lead halfway down the barrel, or the indexer slips due to dirt and the cylder is off a little bit and ya just pull the trigger again what happens? the both have thier pros and cons ,
for a more generic pull out of drawer once a year fire it and forget about it buy a wheeler, it will 99% of the time go boom,
i have had both, i have a wheeler now that i could leave outside in muck for 6 months and it will fire, i have one that if you look at it funny it misfires and jams! (i know whats wrong just aint fixed it). but i have the same in autos..
to get back to the origional question of first gun and not a autov.s wheeler..
first thing you do, go to a gun show and for the first hour just walk around and look but dont touch.. then when you have decided what looks good to you, pick one up, see how it feels in your hand, does it fit your grip, feel balanced and not "in your hand" but an extention of your hand? then you can deal with it being a wheeler or an auto and the caliber, a lot of companies make the same framed guns in different calibers so thats an almost non issue.. i personally like anything from the 38 and up for a carry arm, for plinking and learnin the basics of handgunning get a 22.