For many years now, I've not even considered an Auto for protection from problem bears, mooses, and the like. The reason being they were considered too unreliable.
Nowadays, it seems that folks are using Auto Pistols, and they are often considered reliable enough. But is this a good ideer, or not?
I'm thinking about the pros and cons.
They could be faster to shoot.
Some may be able to shoot them more accurately.
More Ammo in the magazine.
Smaller lighter gun to pack around.
*Not powerful enough?
*Not many cartridges powerful enough, or comparable to what's available in a revolver.
*Autos for Large cartridges are fewer.
*Large cartridges for Autos are fewer.
For a handloader----- (I've not handloaded any Auto cartridges, so some perception here.
*Your brass is thrown all over the place, and recovery is often pretty IFFY.
*Load has to be adjusted to the particular pistol, for function, and wear.
*Load could cause a malfunction.
Can anyone Add to, or Negate my Pros and Cons?
Also, if you would choose an Auto over a Revolver, what are your reasons for that?
AND, vice versa.
Smitty of the North