A thought while walking today

A thought while walking today

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    A thought while walking today

    I was walking in the park today. I walk on trails that go through the woods and is pretty secluded. I was wearing a good size coat that has large pockets. Once i get to the park, I put my 642 in my coat pocket because my holster would be hard to get to under my coat. I can literally hold the gun in my hand while i walk ( its cold here). It occured to me today (after reading some of the scenerios on here), that if I had to, since the 642 is hamerless , I could shoot right through the pocket if I needed to if there was no time to pull the gun out.. There is no hammer to snag on the material when the trigger is pulled. Is there any reason not to do this if absolutley necessary? Also I know the end of the barrel should probably be away from the material. I know it would be better to pull the gun out, but that cant always be done.


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    You are right - the small revo has this particular bonus going for it.

    I doubt most people would want to ruin a good jacket but - if things were critical then it would work - for all five shots! I reckon actually in a large pocket even a hammer spur style snub would still perform.
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    should not be a problem, except the hole that you will make in your procket.

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    Forget about harming the jacket. Your life is worth much more
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    Oh yeah.......... The coat...... I didnt think about ruining a perfectly good coat.......What a waste....

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    it works just fine in the pocket. You might catch your pocket lint collection on fire though.

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    This is actually one of the better points for getting a small J-frame or otherwise pocket-size revo for literal pocket use. The ultimate in concealment, as they won't even see you "draw."

    Although, I'd feel bad if it was a leather jacket - but hey, the cow already died once, so I'll take a hit of $300 or so to save MY hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    it works just fine in the pocket. You might catch your pocket lint collection on fire though.
    The jacket I was wearing is nylon, so I'm sure it would melt just the same. But I guess a fire in my pocket is better than a bullet in my head. Or even a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
    Just another advantage of the ol snubbie........

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    I was kidding, but I guess it could happen.

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    Let's See...

    Stroling through the park...BG jumps out from tree with a knife and demands money or your life (from the looks of him, you figure it could be both...).

    You calmly pull the trigger hidden in your jacket pocket...am I correct so far? The BG falls to the ground...

    Well, I see two problems...
    First, you've ruined a great jacket!
    Secondly, now you have to count to 1,555 before you call for an ambulance...and man, that can take some time...being cold and all...

    Stay alert...stay safe!

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    Know a guy who tried it with an old jacket. Obviously it works fine but he discovered you need to follow up with a fast coat removal! The jacket caught on fire......
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    I have tried it, no fires. I was afraid that that would happen though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robere View Post
    There is no hammer to snag on the material when the trigger is pulled. Is there any reason not to do this if absolutley necessary?
    If justified, it's a definite "plus" of this sort of gun. Had a S&W 442 myself, and loved that feature ... large coat, cold, could be warm and still be reasonably prepared.

    Though, advisable? I always had a bit of the jitters about the fine, wondrous fire-retardant (yeah, right!) fibers in my clothing that would catch fire on my chest if it became necessary to actually fire through the coat. *sigh* The things we go through ...
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    As to firing through a leather coat, that is what duct tape is for isn't it.
    covers the hole real nice. There have been times that I wished I had a snubbie to cary in my left hand pocket, but never have bought one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I was kidding, but I guess it could happen.
    I know

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