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Old 08-26-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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There was an attempt to break in my home last week and my dad nor I was home and only my sister was home she knows how to shoot but when I got home my I looked at the pistol she loaded to defend herself,and found she only loaded it with one round :facepalm: so now I just keep a youth pump 20 gauge with 7 rounds of 000 buck for her to use but I would rather have her use a more manageable pistol that she knows how to use than a forin (sorry for the misspellings) pump action just I am afraid she will make the same mistake in the heat of the moment

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Old 08-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Dogs can scare evil doers away and alert you prior to you having any knowledge of criminal activity. It is no replacement for training with guns, but it will help the lesser armed family members feel comfortable.

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The best thing I've done in some time was to adopt
two German Shepherds from the kill center in Orlando.
They are the greatest burglar alarms one can invest in,
plus a great joy and addition to the family. My buddies
go barking mad before anyone approaches the driveway,
let alone the front door to our home. The mailman, UPS,
and others are usually two houses away when the dogs
spring into action. Think about it for your sister's edge
in getting prepared for any attempted break-in next time.
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a sign stateing ''Warning Pit bull has full blown ''aids'' and bleeding gums !

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But alas where we live we are not aloud to have animals I believe that would be the best way to defend the home as well

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Why not just keep it loaded? And then tell her to just pull the slide? (im unaware of laws so maybe thats the problem)

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It is a revolver and I don't like the thought of the hammer resting on a live round

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It is a revolver and I don't like the thought of the hammer resting on a live round
Keep the cassette with a blank tube. If it's a double action, all she has to do is start squeezing the trigger.
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It is a revolver and I don't like the thought of the hammer resting on a live round
A modern Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus, and many others cannot fire with fully loaded if the weapon is dropped.

Older Tauruses, Rossi revolvers, and S&Ws have a hammer block saftey, which is a latch, block or other obstruction built into the action and normally positioned to prevent the hammer contacting the cartridge primer or firing pin when at rest. Similar to the firing pin block, the obstruction to the hammer's travel is removed as a consequence of pulling the trigger. This allows the hammer to contact the primer or firing pin only when the trigger is pulled.

Newer Tauruses and Rugers have a Transfer bar safety. The hammer itself cannot contact a loaded cartridge; it must instead strike the transfer bar, which then contacts the cartridge primer with the spur or pin. The transfer bar is normally positioned out of line with the hammer's travel, but is moved into place by the normal action of the trigger, providing similar "drop safety". The bar is not raised until the trigger is pulled so there is no chance the hammer can contact the firing pin; therefore the pin cannot contact the primer and fire the weapon.

If its a Ruger and it doesn't have a transfer bar, its is a old model Blackhawk or Vaquero?
If so then just leave the chamber in front of the firing pin empty and your GTG.

If its a double action Ruger, what model? IIRC, all ruger DA revolvers have a transfer bar safety. I am a collector of old Ruger DAs and I have never seen one without a drop safety.
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Its a ruger but doesn't have to transfer bar safety I know what it looks like on the post 64 winchester 94 had them

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