Are semiautomatic handguns too dangerous for advanced seniors to handle?
Seems like revolvers are safer because of the likelihood of forgetting there's one in the chamber. I've seen it happen.
- MattLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
You can have the same issue with a revolver.... So, no, semi autos are not more dangerous or safer than wheel guns.
- 1 month ago
No I am over 80 and am a better shot with any weapon that most americans
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
Semi-automatic handguns aren't dangerous at all. You have to pull the trigger before the gun will fire; the gun won't just 'go off' on its own. The gun has a safety switch to prevent that from happening.
'Semi-automatic' refers to the manner in which the gun's mechanism 'automatically' loads a fresh cartridge into the chamber and then ejects the expended cartridge from the chamber after the gun is fired. It throws the empty shell casing to the ground; you don't have to remove the empty shell casing from the gun. There's nothing dangerous in that.
- SnidLv 71 month ago
It depends on the individual, don 't you think?
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- RPLv 71 month ago
I don't know what "advanced seniors" means other than someone really old, but I think the deciding factor, rather than age, is ability to handle a potentially dangerous weapon.
- JanetLv 71 month ago
Most seniors do NOT have memory loss.
- 2 months ago
totally depends on the abilities of the "senior".... and the pistol or revolver...... I am 73 and I have adjusted my choices accordingly...... for target.... I can use most of the same I always have..... but for security and self defense I have had to make some modifications.... and still have both a revolver and two semi-autos...... I use lighter load rounds in all.... and I have modified the grips..... and the slides on the autos... I can still meet the standards of my certified instructor