The Hogue Extended Cylinder Release

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    The Hogue Extended Cylinder Release

    Many members may not even know that this item exists.

    The Hogue extended cylinder release allows a person to pop the revolver cylinder without having to change their grip on the firearm.

    It's not really an add-on accessory that I am personally familiar with.

    I know that it is being used successfully by some shooters for wheelie-gun competition shooting.

    Chime in as to if you think that it may be something useful or worthwhile having on a carry gun.

    All opinions are welcome as I have no personal dog in the fight and do not intend to argue for or against it.


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    I have fired a custom Pinnacle with this device and it certainly provides a comfy opening of the cylinder. Conversely, I can’t imagine it in a CC configuration but that’s just me. For what it’s worth, I am a true die-hard wheel gun enthusiast and I would opt for a precision tuned revolver over a semi-auto any day of the week. In fact, I just returned from the gun shop after ordering a new S&W 640 for the home wardrobe.
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    As a comp piece.. looks nice. As a CC piece.. looks like it's just something else to get hung up on something.
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    Does look handy for range or competition...

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    Another toy for competition shooters to cheat with.
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    That was funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Another toy for competition shooters to cheat with.
    I don't really think that it would snag on the draw.
    Not sure if a closely molded holster would cause any problems regarding holster fit. That's a possibility.

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    interesting.....My 1st instinct was negative, but after looking at it.......

    I'm left-handed, but have always carried revolvers right-handed due to having to open them with my right hand. This may allow me to switch back to left-hand. I would be able to reach the release with my left thumb.......

    A little pricey...$59.95
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    Well, if you buy one from Brownell's because you want to try it - they have an unconditional return "for any reason" policy even if the reason you give them for returning it is that it just did not work out for you.

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    Interesting idea, I would be very tempted to try one

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    I would have to put that in the same category as extended slide stops and mag releases- on a competition gun......mmmm OK. On a carry piece- absolutely not. It's NOT going to help you and it COULD get you in serious trouble. Ed Brown used to have a similar release that was not extended as far out as that one. I could maybe see it for a person who had a disabled thumb (like me) who had trouble rotating the thumb to get on a stock cyl. release.

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    Looks like just something more to get hung up at a very inopportune time.
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    If anyone here buy' one and decides they don't like it, I'll be happy to give you $25.00 cash forit!!!!!! lol
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    It would be a shame if that got bumped while your gun was in the holder. The only "spray of bullets" you could muster would be your ammo falling at your feet when you draw.

    That's just a first reaction from looking at it, and from having gun fighting instructors say over and over that simple is best when it comes to equipment used for serious social purposes. It might actually work well, but I've never seen anything like it mentioned as a must-have for someone carrying concealed.

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    I've never seen something like that before...certainly does not look 'snag proof'...but perhaps it has its place in competition.
    I would not want that on anything I put into a pocket...OMO
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    Idea with a carry piece is to have everything as smooth and snag-free as possible. I can't see spending good money to put a "hook" on my gun. I can get my cylinder open real quick if I have to with the standard release.
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