Originally Posted by poopshoot
Hello, folks. I recently purchased my first firearm, and I've been obsessed with them ever since. Not dangerously obsessed, but I'm kind of in love. I used to be afraid of them; even hate them. But after a close friend threw some scenarios at me, he had me feeling very vulnerable. Mildly helpless. So, I decided to join in on the fun. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all about peace and love, but these days..you can't really trust society. And I'll be damned if I'm ever in a situation where gun ownership could have saved mine, or a loved one's (or even a stranger's) life and it wasn't available. But enough about all of that (GET ON TO THE QUESTION, RIGHT?). I was a little concerned about my ammo being the slightest bit loose. I've done some research and it appears to be "normal," but I wanna be 100% sure. I made a video, because I thought it would be easier (I made the video before posting here, so you'll hear some repeated info)-Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aji8OT2rfFA
Thanks for posting the video. It definitely helped me understand what you meant. I suggest taking it to a range and putting a cylindor through it. If it cycles properly every time, you won't have a problem. The only problem I can think of that might
arise is if it causes the cylindor to not cycle properly (in other words, it locks and won't rotate). Its not really dangerous if this happens, you just won't be able to shoot.
I'm not an expert, though, so I could be wrong.
Anyway, you should stick around to the forum. Lots of knowledgeable people here, and I guarantee you will learn a lot. I learn new stuff here all the time.
Welcome to the world of firearms.
Originally Posted by jackrich3
I'm contemplating selling my 442 'cause I can't hit squat with it. I've tried staging the trigger, different ammo, two trigger jobs, bigger grips, to no avail. At 7 yards, all over the paper. Think I might look into some of the Charter Arms offerings, like the 44 Bulldog. Also want to try the LCR, I hear it can be pretty accurate, but getting past that plastic pistol thing isn't there, yet
It sounds like you're achieving perfectly satisfactory combat accuracy, which, with a gun like this is basically what is expected. Some people are able to really buckle down and achieve nice groups, but let's be honest - that's not the purpose of this gun. You don't want all your bullets punching into the same hole on a bad guy, anyway. You want to spread it around a bit to maximize the trauma to the body.
Just try not to miss.