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Hammerless Revolvers
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/22/2018 | C Reyes

Posted on 10/22/2018 5:31:55 AM PDT by w1n1

Gun sales nationwide has been on the downside lately. Self-defense however, is still a hot topic for many consumers.
Concealed carry firearms are still some of the most searched weapons on the Internet and hammerless revolvers are right up there near the top.
Some gun enthusiasts hate them and some love them for self-defense and the ease of use. If personal protection and easy operation of the gun is what you’re into, having a revolver is a great option.
The small frame is ideal for concealed carry. They can be carried hidden in numerous ways on the body without any tell-tale sign.

Though popularity falls on the semi-automatic pistol side, the wheel gun does have its place.
The truth is having a gun is better than nothing in a real world life-or-death crisis. A revolver in its simplest usage is just a simple point-and-shoot weapon with a very low failure rate.
It’s almost impossible to make one jam, and they come in a variety of size options.
Big gun manufacturers like Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Taurus make quality revolvers.
There are many options available such as chambering magnum rounds to adjustable trigger pulls. Read the rest of hammerless revolver.


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1 posted on 10/22/2018 5:31:55 AM PDT by w1n1
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To: w1n1

“Gun sales nationwide has been on the downside lately.”

Several reason for that probably, one is obama is no longer in office to threaten ownership. Another reason may be because of obama people stocked up on what the wanted/needed in case he was successful with gun control measures.....I know thats what I did.


2 posted on 10/22/2018 5:36:37 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: w1n1

I’ve never seen any study that proves there is any difference in the reliability of revolvers vs pistols. Most alleged experts claim there is none.


3 posted on 10/22/2018 5:38:52 AM PDT by MrKatykelly (Hello)
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To: w1n1

Hammerless S&W .38 is my CC choice - the original point & click device.


4 posted on 10/22/2018 5:39:05 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: V_TWIN

A friend of mine opened a gun shop in a neighboring town about 6 years ago. It’s a really nice shop. He is going to be closing it soon. 30% off all guns and ammo...the usual. Sales are just not there like they were when he opened.


5 posted on 10/22/2018 5:39:31 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)
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To: w1n1
I inherited a S&W 642-2 from my Dad, just a month ago, when he passed. I need to get my personal atty to do the transfer.


6 posted on 10/22/2018 5:42:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: V_TWIN

Ditto.


7 posted on 10/22/2018 5:44:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: MrKatykelly

I agree at least for high quality autos using good quality ammo.


8 posted on 10/22/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: MrKatykelly

Reliability of the weapon is not the primary argument for preference of a revolver over an automatic. The issue comes in the case of a close in engagement, where most uses of a concealed weapon would be. If an attacker is able to grab the weapon, there is a significant chance that the upper receiver can come out of battery and render the weapon useless until released. A revolver does not have that problem and would still be able to fire (especially a ‘hammerless’ variant) if grabbed.

I personally have seen surveillance videos of automatics failing to fire during violent encounters and have had them do so to me on the firing line during qualifications.


9 posted on 10/22/2018 5:46:05 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: MrKatykelly

“I’ve never seen any study that proves there is any difference in the reliability of revolvers vs pistols. Most alleged experts claim there is none.”

From my own experience, there certainly can be a difference. The feed on a pistol, even a high-quality one, is a common source if jam. I had to shop-around and combine magazine-parts to get near 100% reliable feed with a .45 I have.


10 posted on 10/22/2018 5:52:00 AM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: w1n1

My first carry handgun was a S&W Airweight.

It took a LOT of practice & a LOT of ammo before I could consistently hit where I aimed at 20 feet. Short barrel, small handle and proportionate recoil took getting used to.

Eventually I moved to striker fired semi autos and sold it. But it was the ultimate in simplicity. Idiot proof. Good starter gun.


11 posted on 10/22/2018 5:52:29 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
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To: w1n1

I like a revolver with a shrouded hammer because you can shoot it right through the material of a pocket without removing it and you don’t have to worry about a slide or hammer getting caught in the clothing.


12 posted on 10/22/2018 6:02:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: w1n1

An exposed hammer is useless with today’s firearms.


13 posted on 10/22/2018 6:11:15 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: MrKatykelly

“I’ve never seen any study that proves there is any difference in the reliability of revolvers vs pistols. Most alleged experts claim there is none.”

90% of my shooting has been with revolvers. With 60+ years of experience I can say revolvers are more reliable.


14 posted on 10/22/2018 6:11:46 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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I used to teach skeet at The University of Southern Mississippi. The skeet range was located at a beautiful setting near a lake on the old Police Training Range.

They had a new range located elsewhere but the old one was still heavily used. Between classes I would sometimes watch them train. There were bleachers just for that.

When I first started out, the Hattiesburg PD was using what appeared to be model 13 revolvers tho I could be wrong about that.

They apparently had a rule that anytime one of them had a misfire or malfunction, he had to take it to the range master. He would clear it before any more shooting.

After a while I noticed there were a lot of malfunctions. Most of them appeared to be empties caught under the extractor star.

During this time, they switched to Glock model 17s. The number of stoppages just about stopped.


15 posted on 10/22/2018 6:25:56 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: carriage_hill
I buy my weapons at estate sales. Cash 'n carry, no transfer, no record of the Gub'mint knowing what I own.

If I ever have to fire one in self defense, it gets thrown in the canal never to be seen again.

16 posted on 10/22/2018 6:32:25 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MrKatykelly
I'd be interested to hear what others think of the conclusions presented in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nycYxb-zNwc

Watch the entire thing - the research and statistics suggest that for most situations any handguns/calibers from .380 up are roughly equivalent at stopping an attack. Though the 12 ga shotgun comes out on top of the heap. Makes me glad I keep my Mossberg beside my bed - along with a 1911. After all, it's good to have options...

He mentions that a large percentage of the data on 9mm incidents involved ball ammo. He suggests that accounting for JHP might push those stats up. One thing I'm curious about, the .380 looks relatively good statistically. I wonder if that is because the range at which someone might use a .380 is pretty short - resulting in better shot placement, energy retention in the round, etc.

Anyway, still interesting stuff. We've got .380, 38 spl, 9mm, and 45 ACP as well as 5.56, and 12 GA in our collection of defensive firearms.

17 posted on 10/22/2018 6:33:26 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps ( Be ready!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Nice lightweight carry gun, and can get you out of a jam. Don’t expect it to be a target gun.


18 posted on 10/22/2018 6:42:28 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

What you said. My revolvers have never jammed, misfired, or stovepiped. I have two in my car that I pull out and fire every six months or so, full of dog hair and all. They never fail.
I cannot say that for any of my other weapons.
YMMV


19 posted on 10/22/2018 6:47:31 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: circlecity
...shrouded hammer...

Aha! A person that values the meaning of words. Of course "hammerless" revolvers have hammers, they are just shrouded. But the saying, as so many in the gun world, has gained traction and will never be rooted out.

You can blame Smith & Wesson with their "Safety Hammerless". It probably sounded snappier than "Safety Shrouded Hammer".

20 posted on 10/22/2018 6:48:46 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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