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Txshooter
01-06-2010, 12:55 AM
salaam all. Is a pistol safe if the round is chambered but the hammer is down? and will the pistol be ready to fire if the hammer is coked manually? {please pardon if posting a redundant/misplaced topic)

Conceal Carry
01-06-2010, 02:22 AM
Even an empty pistol is NEVER safe. treat all weapons loaded or unloaded with respect. A weapon is as safe as the person handeling them.

Most pistols are designed to be carried loaded or cocked and loaded, ready to be fired when the need arises without the need to rake the slide to chamber the round.

If the gun is SAO (single action only) like the famous TT (which btw is not safe to be carried witha live round in the chamber), then you will have to cock the hammer to fire it.

If the weapon is SA/DA or DAO, then with a round in the chamber you onlyy have to disengage the safety and pull the trigger.

If you are not sure, do read the gun manual throughly twice to understand how it functions, and practice the functins a lot with an empty gun. Ammo should only be used after you are well versed with various gun parts and their functions.



salaam all. Is a pistol safe if the round is chambered but the hammer is down? and will the pistol be ready to fire if the hammer is coked manually? {please pardon if posting a redundant/misplaced topic)

Fayaz
01-06-2010, 02:54 PM
CC perfectly explained.

I have one question here ...

what is the basic/major difference in single action and double action pistols?

KageFox
01-06-2010, 03:17 PM
Single Action: Hammer needs to be cocked for the first shot
Double Action: Hammer does not need to be cocked for first shot, all subsequent shots are single action (1st shot trigger pull is long, subsequent shots have a lighter single action pull)
Double Action Only: All Shots have long trigger pulls, as all shots require the trigger to raise and drop the hammer (like a revolver)

Txshooter
01-06-2010, 10:20 PM
@CC- thanks for the info. and yes, safety always first!

PsiFactor
02-06-2010, 07:37 PM
1:Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
2: Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
3:Be certain of your target and what’s beyond it.
4:Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.


These are four basic firearm safety rules.

Conceal Carry
03-06-2010, 01:34 AM
well explained Kage Fox.:)


Single Action: Hammer needs to be cocked for the first shot
Double Action: Hammer does not need to be cocked for first shot, all subsequent shots are single action (1st shot trigger pull is long, subsequent shots have a lighter single action pull)
Double Action Only: All Shots have long trigger pulls, as all shots require the trigger to raise and drop the hammer (like a revolver)

Conceal Carry
03-06-2010, 01:35 AM
My pleasure Txshooter.


@CC- thanks for the info. and yes, safety always first!

Nazim Sahib
16-06-2010, 12:04 PM
its safe to be with a chambered round....revolvers technically are all chambered......but whats dangerous is if someone simply picks the pistol up he or she could fire the gun thinking its empty thats the only prob.And yes TT`s arent a good bet to keep chambered but can be,and they are v v effective as a weapon.

Omkhan
17-06-2010, 05:40 PM
Any external hammer pistol, which does not have firing pin block safety and hammer drop safety can be dangerous with a round in chamber. All modern pistols come with such safeties and hence are pretty safe to be carried with 1 in the pipe.
Just keep your finger off the trigger until u know when :)