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Now here is a real conversation starter.
« on: April 11, 2017, 04:28:13 PM »
Being a Single Action Revolver fan myself I was intrigued by this article.
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Re: Now here is a real conversation starter.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 05:53:10 AM »
I enjoyed reading the article.

I had written an article (The Single-Action Revolver for Self-Defense: a ways back about this very thing.

Since the article was written, I have experimented with the off-hand thumb cocking. While I am not fast with it (the left thumb being older than the right thumb), the technique is very useful.  It does; however, seem to work better on a Bisley revolver because of the low hammer and wide hammer spur. Also, having both hands on the single-action revolver does help prevent the butt from rolling in the hands.

Modern single-action revolvers, such as the Ruger SA revolvers, can be safely carried with six rounds chambered.  Out of habit, I normally load five - even at the range.  I shoot my Uberti SA revolvers more than my Ruger SA revolvers and I have just carried my habit forward.

Being somewhat of a traditionalist, I prefer my SA revolver to be chambered in .45LC, but a .357 magnum 125-grain JHP projectile fired from a 5.5-inch barrelled SA revolver is just as enjoyable.
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