Keep thumbs away from cylinder gap!!: MERGED

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    Keep thumbs away from cylinder gap!!: MERGED

    Just a reminder for you revolver guys out there. Keep your fingers away from the cylinder gap!! Check out this video, but be warned it is graphic.

    Why you have to keep your fingers away from the end of a revolvers' cylinder

    They guy is referring to didn't blow his finger off, but he did tear his thumb up pretty good. Warning this is a bit graphic!!

    I have never had this problem. I have shot semi's and revo's for so long my grip automatically changes depending on the type of weapon without any thought. Obviously not everyone does the same!!

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    Right! No thumbs forward near the forcing cone when firing a revolver. Try placing a rag over the area when firing to see the damage possible.

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    Like I said I don't have this problem personally, actually never gave it much though, kinda like sticking your finger in a blender!! But obviously some do have this problem so I thought it was a good post to make folks aware, especially the newbies that are joining our hobby daily.
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    I've never given that much thought, but I'll definitely be watching out from now on.
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    Oeeeewwwwww. No revolver for me!


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    I saw a kid do that with a 454 once. He rented it, and of course knew everything there is to know about shooting because Dad taught him once... his thumb and index finger were peeled like a bananna. It was gross.
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    owwweee!

    I'm a huge revolver fan... never really thought about this. I know that hot, high pressure gasses exit there, I never even considered trying to contain the blast with my fingers. Don't think I'll try it any time soon!
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    I've never thought of the advantage of not being able to drop a mag with the right hand before now.
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    never really thought about this. but now i am going to take a look.
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    That had to hurt a bit.

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    That's going to leave a mark! I give out warnings when introducing a new shooter to revolvers - its a concept that takes a bit to stick. My burnt up rice bags will testify that the gas is hot, and comes out fast.

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    How in the world did he do that? What kind of grip was he using to get his hand in the way?
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    Ouch! Ya know that's gotta hurt. Yeah---I've stood next to guys shooting revolvers at the range. I hate getting peppered even from six feet away. I really don't see a reason one's finger should be out there anyway. Good graphic education though.

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    He was obviously using the "thumbs forward" grip that is so popular with Semi Autos, this grip would place your thumb right in front of the cylinder gap!!
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    I hope he cleaned that 29 well after he put that salty hot dog all over it.

    Thumbs forward grip on autos, watch it on wheel guns.

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