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    Jun 2008
    piedemont triad area nc

    How many Rounds?

    OK, Santa was good to me this year, i don't know why though.

    i now have a very nice S & W 60 snubby in my arsenal. this is the first revolver to accompany my FNP and Sig. while most people carry the auto loaders full (cocked and locked as in the 1911) i have seen most revolvers (single and Double action) loaded with and empty chamber under the hammer.

    i assume this was from when CC was not always and option, or the firing pin on the hammer may cause an unintended discharge if dropped or mis-handled.

    is this still an issue with most modern revolvers?

    mine does have the "lock". but the manual clearly states "never lock a loaded pistol"

    your experienced advise is much appreciated.


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    Senior Member Steve M1911A1's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Northwest Washington State
    Your modern S&W revolver may be safely carried with all of its chambers loaded.
    Do not try to put it on "half-cock," because it doesn't have that feature.
    Do not carry it fully cocked. That is unsafe.
    Carry it with its hammer down on one of its loaded chambers. There is an interposing safety device that keeps its hammer from contacting its firing pin until its trigger is pulled to the rear.

    I suggest against using the so-called "safety lock" that is built into this pistol. Certainly, never carry it locked, anyway.
    The safety lock will keep the pistol from being fired, but it will not keep it from being handled by someone who doesn't know what he (or she) is doing. Thus, someone who is ignorant of the safe-gun-handling rules may pick up the pistol believing that it is locked (from prior casual experience handling it) at a time when it is not locked, and might cause a deadly accident.
    Better than any so-called "safety lock" is your personal control over your gun(s). Before anyone is allowed to handle a gun, explain the safety rules, and then, with watchful vigilance, rigorously enforce them.
    Don't depend upon mechanical safety devices. Depend only upon the safety device built into your head, right between your ears.

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