Originally Posted by MOshooter
Have you ever heard the saying"Don't go off half cocked"
The pistol shouldn't discharge when dropping the hammer from half cocked position,saying that I sure wouldn't drop the hammer from half cocked onto a live round pointing the muzzle at anything I was fond of.
I have found that old saying quite odd. On the old muzzle-loading caplocks, the half-cocked position is the position of safety; the trigger cannot release the hammer in that position.
[wonders if lowly $300 bersa thunder380 will display such a malfunction]