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    Quote Originally Posted by ShtnBlanks.22 View Post
    Make mine a double.....ACTION
    If there was a swing out cylinder, drop safe single action revolver, I'd be cool with carrying it.

    Then again, I shot my first CAS match in 1994 (and I've always shot 1 handed in the matches), so it's not like thumbing a hammer back is a new concept to me. After the first couple tens of thousands of times, it becomes second nature.

    On the other hand, my daily carry is DAO revolver and I don't have an issue shooting it either.
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    Easy answer...as John Browning designed it...condition 1, or as Feodor Tokarev designed his, half cock....A revolver ALWAYS has one in the chamber....

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    I carry revolvers, always one in the pipe, why carry if you don't have one in the chamber ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    If there is no round in the chamber, then it’s an unloaded gun.
    AMEN!
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    I started with an unloaded gun, it took me 6 months to get comfortable. I kept thinking that I wanted the advantage of surprise and chambering a round is not quiet and takes time.

    Now, one is chambered with a safety on.
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    “ Well, call me dumb, but that would be stupid since I can speak.
    I guess I'll be the lone wolf here (at least through the first three pages that have been posted so far). I rarely carry concealed, that is only a handful of times in my life (all with a TCP) and it's probably been a year since the last time. Each time was at my wife's suggestion. None of those handful of times was there a round in the chamber. The one time I open carried (decades ago) there were six rounds in the six-shooter .38. Heck, I figured if I ever did carry a revolver, I'd have the first chamber empty. At least that would be able to be operated one handed.
    The odds of me encountering anyone I need to shoot are microscopic. That's why I don't carry.
    In my estimation, the odds of an unintentional discharge are probably higher. That's why if I carry, I don't have a round at the ready.”
    Everyone has their prefernces and should know their limitations. I would raise an eyebrow at the likelihood of an AD than needing to shoot. But, I would rather explore your thinking rather than be overly critical. Most of us carry in the hope we don’t need to shoot. This is the first time I have encountered someone who believes it more likoto have an AD than shoot. AND. would carry a revolver with an empty chamber. Good luck and prayers.

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    If you ever need it and don't have it then you are screwed. Training is what makes safety not a empty chamber.
    Go with what makes you happy but go no where it is not safe for you and yours.
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    Shut up and reload!

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    For those who would advocate a revolver with an empty chamber under the hammer:

    Almost every modern double action revolver (truth be told, I can’t think of any that are not) is manufactured with a transfer bar system. That means the hammer cannot drive the firing pin into the cartridge to fire it unless the transfer bar is in place, which happens when the trigger is fully to the rear. The ‘empty chamber under the hammer’ practice came into being with revolvers that had fixed firing pins, so that the gun being dropped on the muzzle, or the hammer being struck on the rear, could (and sometimes did) fire the revolver.

    In other words, carrying an empty chamber under the hammer of a modern revolver is pretty much pointless.

    If you want to achieve the ‘safety’ you want as an equal to the safety of an automatic with an empty chamber, it’s not the chamber under the hammer you should carry empty – it’s the next one, the one that comes into battery with the first pull of the trigger, so that an accidental pull on the trigger would drop the hammer on an empty chamber.

    Now, if you read the part about the first trigger pull of a revolver dropping the hammer on an empty chamber and think, ‘Well THAT’S dumb – what if I need the gun to shoot immediately?’ then you understand why I carry with a loaded chamber.

    This is not to say that your choice of how to carry is wrong – it’s your choice, and you should carry as you want.

    But you should also know what you are doing when you make that choice.
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    My .357 revolver has seven rounds in the cylinder. They are all chambered and when the trigger is pulled there will be a round discharged.

    That is all.
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    If you do not have one in the chamber, how do you expect to react in a split second? "Hold on, mister bad guy, while I use both hands to chamber a round"
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