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Offline RRio

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Re: Carrying Six
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2019, 06:24:10 am »
A CAVIAT (or two):  I don't like Rugers.  I didn't like Rugers when I was still in business.  I digress.  There was a school of thought at one time .... one should do away with the Xfir Bar and add a Half Cock.  This was done to provide a "catch" to prevent the speed burners in CAS from missing full cock and having to go "round the world" to pick up the unfired round.  It worked ....... sorta.

First time I saw one of those guns I like'd to crapped my drawers.  It (the half cock) wasn't a Half Cock Notch, it was a half cock LEDGE just like the full cock ledge.  Were one loading away and spinning the cylinder to check for hight primers (very popular and flashy thing) and touched the trigger the hammer would fall (remember??  No Xfir Bar) and folks really thought that was OK.

I don't actually know how the Ruger mechanics are doing the deed this days (I haven't looked) and I don't much care (Remember??  I don't like Rugers) as I'm not really interested.  No place to put the Caps.

So .... as above, and in partial response to Bibbyman, it is all too true any mechanical "system" devised by any overpaid engineers, can be defeated by determined individuals.  Also, mechanical systems are also prone to failure.  Murphy's Law ..... remember!!!  Any in designed in mechanical safety requires one should use it.  The Mechanically devised safety I like best is either a 10 stop 5 shot R & D type conversion cylinder or a 12 stop Colt pattern cylinder.  Either must be mechanically engaged.  Without design mechanical intervention, hammer down on empty chamber is the biz.

We must however, remain ever vigilant.  It is a known factor, there is absolutely NO mechanical safety system, ever devised my man, that cannot be defeated by a determined IDIOT.  so there.


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Re: Carrying Six
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2019, 04:14:25 pm »
Someday, just an experiment, take 6 fired (empty) cartridge cases and fit them into your shooter. Carefully lower the hammer (one having a firing pin, just like the old days) and rest the firing pin between two cartridge rims. Works in a pinch for "must load six" situations and for those diminutive "5-shooters" kept in the top drawer. Use primed, but empty cases if you feel need to try some drop testing.

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Re: Carrying Six
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2019, 07:49:10 pm »

 ;D  Hi Slim   ;D

How are ya??  Winter has arrived in the Great North East.  It Sux.

Absolutely.  When I was of a mind to carry and play with Suppository Shooters, my common method for carrying "6 up" was to simply lower the hammer with the firing pin between two case rims.  It works a treat.  Correctly timed, the gun will come right into battery when cocked.  I don't consider it a safety hazard.  With the firing pin between rims, you may, if desired, wail on the hammer with a Ball Peen or Drop Test it all you want.  You'll just ruin a perfectly good hammer/firing pin.

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Re: Carrying Six
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2019, 07:16:34 pm »
Hello CM,
Midwest has chilled a might (too much & too fast). I'm looking forward to an early spring...January 1st works for me   ;D
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