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    Hello all,
    This is probably a fairly elementary question to lots of you, but it's something that I've wondered about for a long while, and I figured this would be the place to get my question answered.
    Recently came across a friend's Double-Action revolver that he was storing with the hammer down on an empty chamber. He'd owned alot of Single-Action revolvers, and had just developed this habit. Now, I know this is done with SA wheelguns to prevent an accidental discharge when dropped, and I know this is not required on DA wheelguns, but........................ Can someone please tell me why?? What causes the gun to discharge if the hammer is down on a loaded cylinder in a SA revolver, and why is it a different situation with a DA? (Want to be able to tell him why before I call shenanigans on his DA storage procedures..!) :-) Thanks all..!
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    Most, if not all modern revolvers are made with a internal plate or piece to prevent drop discharges. Even the SA rugers are outfitted. Lots of people just hear someone tell them how to do something and then do it.
    I had to convince my GF , she was safe carrying her new taurus 44 mag with 6 in the cylinder too.
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    It depends on the age of the SA revolver, the newer ones have a firing pin block, alot of older revolvers had firing pins on the hammer, which could if dropped make contact on the primer.

    IIRC Colt revolvers (new DA or SA) also had the spurred firing pin as well.

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    Very true. When in doubt , check with the manufacturer. I know ruger was installing drop safeties on older single six and bearcat revos for free.
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