Hi, I'm writing a novel. There is a scene where I need a gun (revolver) to go off accidentally, resulting in someone else (who is held hostage) in being shot and killed. I've got a couple of unsatisfactory ways that this could happen, so wanted to try and get some inspiration from people who really know guns (I don't - I wish I did, but I'm a Brit and we've been mostly disarmed, tragically). So a couple of questions... How difficult is it to actually pull the trigger on a (circa 1940/1950) revolver? Does it take some effort or is it only slight pressure that could easily be accidentally effected to result in firing? and... Has anyone accidentally fired a gun, or know someone else who had - how did that come about? Thanks for your help folks. Pipegold.