Originally Posted by Mark F
FTF in a revolver? Just squeeze the trigger again.... Come to think of it, Ive never had a FTF in any of my revolvers...
I heard of a guy not long ago on guntalk radio where he fended off a bear with a 454, and the revolver jammed. It was due to a poorly seated bullet jaring loose and sticking out past the wheel, preventing the wheel from rotating and lining up the cylinder to the barrel.
It can happen. Albeit the cause was not the Revolver but the choice and malfunction of reloaded ammo that produced a FTF. Has never happened to me but then I don't reload, and of the reloads I have shot through wheel guns never had this issue (and have never owned more than a 357 mag in a wheel gun to produce the impact needed to jar loose a bullet, etc). I bought a GP100 6" this weekend - thought about a 44 but already have plenty of 357 in my inventory for another wheelgun (SP101).
I'm generally a fan of Ruger revolvers, to do with their wheel release design. Its works best for me as a south paw (or perhaps just personal preference in that regard).
BTW You have to break in the trigger on Ruger revolvers a little (500 to 1000 at the range and/or dry firing at the TV works for me, so long as I make damn sure the ammo is in a different room - my TV was expensive and don't want to have to explain how it happened to the homer owners insurance people...
) or have it polished etc by a gun smith (or yourself if you can do that sort of thing, etc), but after a while its right as rain (plus its fun to go break it in).