New revolver owners: don't make this mistake...

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    New revolver owners: don't make this mistake...

    "In a world of compromise, some don't." -HK

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    ***WARNING***

    Graphic images.

    Check it out yourself before you let any kids look at it. It isn't pretty.

    Thumbs-down grip on those revolvers! Yikes!
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    Ouch. Those photos are not for the squeamish.
    I didn't realize that so much of the blast escapes around the cylinder.
    A cautionary tale for sure.
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    I have always been told that but never knew why. Having been told that early on, I NEVER had occasion to hold a revolver that way and for good reason evidently. That is going to sting for a while.
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    And here's a picture of the muzzle blast from a revolver vs an automatic. I can't say I'd want my girlfriends hands anywhere near that especially in a panicked situation...

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    I think I'll stick with my auto's.

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    Yikes!!! I almost lost my lunch looking at those photos!
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    Looks like "fun". I hope he can recover enough to be able to accurately shoot!

    Thats crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass63 View Post
    Ouch. Those photos are not for the squeamish.
    Yeah pretty gross.

    I didn't realize that so much of the blast escapes around the cylinder.
    I remember the first time I fired my Ruger GP-100 (.357 magnum) outdoors, at dusk. The amount of flame exiting both sides of the cylinder gap was amazing.
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    Yuck, that stump of a thumb is a real MESS. Always instructed new shooters NOT to put any body parts by the cylinder gap of a revolver, as bad things could happen,. Clearly that is quite true with a 460 Mag !!!

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    Wow! I bet that develops muscle memory rather quickly.
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    This was one of the first lessons I learned as the owner of a SW686 =)

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    He won't do that again! Hope he heals up ok!
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    i did not know this... thanks for posting. Bunker

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