Accidental Discharge and Revolvers
Hi guys! Newbie here, and I'm looking for opinions of those who know more than I do about revolvers (which is probably most everyone, since I know very little). Well, I'm a writer and working on a scene where a character gets a revolver knocked out of his hand, and I wanted to gun to hit something (a wall, piece of furniture, whatever) and discharge. But the more I thought about it the more I wondered about the likelihood of a revolver doing this.
I guess I'm wondering how likely it would be a revolver would accidentally discharge in the first place. I'm on the first draft so right now the gun is just a generic revolver, no specific brand or type, so I'd be interested in learning what type might be more likely to accidentally discharge. I'd prefer it to be a double-action revolver since this is a contemporary setting, but the user is an utter novice so I could always have him cock the hammer if that would make the discharge more likely.
But basically I'd like to get some expert opinions on the scenario or learn if I need to switch to a different weapon to make the accident more likely.