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Old 11-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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This may benefit some new shooters. I think it clearly shows how NOT to shoot a revolver.

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I've actually had someone give me the warning, ”don't put your hand in front of the cylinder!" So with an empty gun, I tried dry firing that way. I couldn't pull the trigger, because my forward grip wasn't allowing the cylinder to turn.

If I could find that gun, I'd open carry it everywhere.

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I already knew about gas blow by and lead shaving though, because of my granddad's old .22

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This may benefit some new shooters. I think it clearly shows how NOT to shoot a revolver. Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFBAcz16GvU
Yup. Don't do it. bad ju-ju.
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That guy scares me. The tip about the cylinder gap is a great tip, but his finger was constantly on the trigger. I would not want to be on the range with him.

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Pretty good advice even with the itchy trigger finger. I dont think I ever fired any real pistol that wasnt a revolver until I joined the Army. Shooting lefty was always an additional hazard when firing a pistol, very few were created for us. My dad tossed the safety on our Webley Fosbery back in the 40's (not the smartest thing to do but he was a lefty also). That said, Ive never experienced the powder-burn nor have I discharged a round by mistake because the pistol didnt have a safety on it!

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I had never thought about it before. Last year, I was shooting my Single-Six, with the mag cylinder, and accidentally got my finger in that spot. I was surprised and shocked. No powder burns, permanent damage or anything, but still…...

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The same basic hold I use works for semi-autos and revolvers.

I like his demonstration of using paper instead of his skin.

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I had never thought about it before. Last year, I was shooting my Single-Six, with the mag cylinder, and accidentally got my finger in that spot. I was surprised and shocked. No powder burns, permanent damage or anything, but still…...
You never even suspect it unless you have an alignment issue and feel spatter on you. If you only use an outdoor range without lane dividers you would probably never know until you shoot at night. The flash out of that gap is impressive, especially with a moderately hot load of 2400 in a .357 magnum round.
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You never even suspect it unless you have an alignment issue and feel spatter on you. If you only use an outdoor range without lane dividers you would probably never know until you shoot at night. The flash out of that gap is impressive, especially with a moderately hot load of 2400 in a .357 magnum round.
Night fire ranges without revolvers are pretty impressive! Never guessed just how much fire and shrapnel are flying around a range until you see it at night! Tracers do a great job of demonstrating deflection, ricochet and deviation form the anticipated path. Gives you a whole different respect for what is really the danger zone down range (and up)!
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