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Old 12-03-2010, 04:44 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
WoC, (I'm trying to be careful here) the grip of any double action revolver has a "hump" that pushes against the web of the hand between the thumb and trigger finger and normally stops the firearm from rotating upwards. The single action (like most used in cowboy movies) is missing this "hump". Supposedly, the "hump" was added as an aid to double action shooting to help keep the handgun on target.

Now, take two handguns of the same weight, but one is double-action (like yours), the other single (like the one used by "cowboys"). Use the same type of ammo in each. Physics plays a part now, but the muzzle rise of the single-action should be higher than the double-action, but while the "felt recoil" is nearly the same.

That little "hump" does make a difference in muzzle rise.
Thank you so much for that explanation. I knew they were different visually but I never knew how. You explained it so well.

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Why did you say that? Was in reference to using the word "hump"? Or was it difficult to not talk to me like I was an idiot.

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I am trying to stay away from the "slips" thread.
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Someone needs to post the link to the video. It sounds like something quite entertaining.

I'm sure somewhere in the video someone has to say "Here, hold my beer and watch this."

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