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Old 01-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #11
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c3 is right from everything I have heard or read. I have carried a SP 101 with all 5 rounds for years...no worries mate.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #12
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Rugers single actions made before 1973 (Old Models) were not safe to carry with the hammer on the chamber. New Model Ruger single actions use a transfer bar system to make them safe.

Ruger will convert Old Models free of charge. This may impact collector value and IMO the NM and conerted OMs do not shoot as well
To add: I have an early old model single six. Standard practice before the transfer bar was a 5 round load, hammer on empty cylinder. Once my kids got involved in shooting I opted to send it in to Ruger for plain old safety reasons. It was a win-win for me, true to their word I got my pistol back with with the old parts, I could change her back at anytime I please. I will say the trigger isn't as crisp and is heavier than before, but given its role as fun plinker and teaching platform that I've chose to use it for over the years, safety trumped trigger feel for piece of mind with the youngsters...
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Back in the day when my dad was first carrying he carried a .357 6 shot revolver but in more modern times he seems to agree with my choice of a semi-auto with. A 16 rd highcap mag when my dad first started carrying a gun in the 70's and 80's the potential enemy in question was basically just a man but since the mid 90's 1 or 2 shots just won't put some fool strung out on meth on the ground.it can take upto 4 shots and if there is more than 1 oponent and all you have is a 6 shot snubby you could be seriously hurt in spite of having already put a couple rounds into said meth addict

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I use my .38 Taurus Mdl 85 fully loaded. I also do the same with my S&W Mdl 10-6
.38 I've carried them for many years. No problem.

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Thanks for the input guys. Sounds like my Colt is good to go on full!

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