Revolvers are SIMPLE in operation, but DIFFICULT in utilization. The long, DA trigger pull takes work to perfect. Sending that shot straight, takes precision and care. Of course, any of this can be addressed through practice, but I absolutely believe that it is easier to train a novice on a compact framed or full sized semi-automatic pistol, than it is to train the same person on a revolver. As much as I love K frame revolvers for all around use, the learning curve is steeper with the revolver, versus the semi-auto.
From Dr. Sherman House, emphasis added.
Simple in operation but difficult in utilization. This is the phrase I’ve been struggling to find. I see many people recommend revolvers for people who don’t train, aren’t willing to train/practice, etc. under the premise that they are simple to operate — “just point and click”. But most people cannot shoot revolvers as well as a semi-auto for all manner of reasons, and isn’t the desired goal to be able to shoot well and effectively?
A Glock operates just as simply, and more people can shoot it well and effectively. Certainly when you look at a semi-auto like a 1911 or a Beretta, the revolver operates more simply; but we live in the 21st century — our tools have improved. 🙂
Thanx for the phrasing, Doc!