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Old May 13th, 2017, 09:53 PM #1
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How not to hold a revolver

I haven't seen this Mythbusters bit before and thought it was pretty cool. I think we all have been cautioned not to let our fingers dangle across the cylinder gap, but watch this if you still don't buy it.

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Old May 13th, 2017, 10:26 PM #2
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misfingering can cause all sorts of problems in one's life
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Not a finger, but I once watched the result of a careles credmore position. Natsy 3rd degree burn.
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I've corrected sooooo many people at gun shows with this. You can tell nearly immediately who has predominately shot semi autos. Had one guy say I was wrong. Offered him $20 if I could come and watch. Oddly he didn't seem interested in arguing after that.
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Cool vid. Thanks.
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I went shooting with my girlfriend and her father who was a dentist. He laid his finger open with a.357 smith by the forcing cone. Fortunately I was carrying my EMS kit in my car and dressed it. After cleaning the blood it wasn't that bad.
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Good reminder. Thx!
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"The second problem with early revolving carbines was the hot gas escaping sideways from the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. This is not much of a concern when firing a revolving handgun because both hands are behind the cylinder gap. Placing a support hand under the barrel of a revolving carbine, as you would with other long guns, resulted in nasty burns to the hand or arm of the shooter. The Rossi Circuit Judge design eliminates this problem with the installation of gas-deflector shields on the frame near the cylinder gap as well as a wedge-shaped flair to the forearm between the cylinder and where the shooter’s hand rests. These enhancements successfully work to protect the shooter."
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I'm not gonna bash on someone who is a semi shooter primarily and out of habit throws that finger out. I always catch myself the few times I shoot revolvers.
This is why I like a little pocket snubby to just push out and shoot 1 handed.
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Hickok45 did a couple of similar things, here's one of him using a .44Mag as a paper shredder.

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