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Any One Ever Done This? (Trigger Hammer Catch)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Quigley, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    I was practicing my trigger control and I stumbled upon this. It takes the perfect amount of trigger control and concentration to make it happen.
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    You can see in the video where the hammer is cocked to the rear. I then began applying a very slow and steady pressure and there is a point where the hammer releases but the trigger catches. As this happened you can see me lowering the hammer by simply letting off the trigger.
     
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  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I don't recommend doing it in a life or death situation (although I have heard rumors that some police back in the day were trained on this method).

    I do it with my 442 BUG when doing my annual quals from the 25yd line. I have to shoot 12 shots from the 25 with a DAO jframe and holding the trigger to lockup and then giving a final squeeze helps me get all 12 shots in from the 25.

    I dont do it any closer than that though.
     

  3. Quigley

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    Thats not exactly whats going on here. I am cocking the revolver back in single action. Then I apply a very slow and steady pressure until the trigger breaks and the hammer begans to fall but there is a point where you can actually catch the hammer with the trigger and decock the revolver. I basically decocked the revolver using the trigger.
     
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    That is because some moron has FUBAR'd up the single action notch. :upeyes: More chaff than wheat on youtube re gunsmithing.
     
  5. Quigley

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    That would have had to have been ruger then because I havent touched it, but thanks for the info
     
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    When my Redhawk was brand new, I was checking the hammer release in SA one day and noticed I could feel it slightly catching against the trigger as it fell forward. I called Ruger and they wanted the gun sent in. They replaced the hammer & trigger.

    Stop using the gun and call Ruger.
     
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  7. ak103k

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    Wouldnt be the first time something got out of the factory that shouldnt have. It does sound like you have something that shouldnt be there too.

    I had a S&W model 29 that had a super smooth DA trigger, and a super light SA trigger. Whoever fitted it went just a tad far, as you could put your thumb on the hammer and "push" it down when cocked, which is a no no.

    No biggie, I dont shoot revolvers SA anyway. I filed the SA notch, as well as the hammer spur off, and shot as it was meant to be shot. :)
     
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    If I were you, that gun would be on its way back to Ruger.
     
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    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Same here. Doing what the OP describes is an ND waiting to happen.
     
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    There is no way a ND could happen from this. Unless I was doing dry fire practice with a loaded gun



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    What if it did that when you were REALLY hoping it would go bang?

    Send it back and have it taken care of.
     
  12. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    That is the sear slipping off the SA notch, not a good thing. I have an OLD SW revolver that will do that.

    If its cocked and your finger is off the trigger can you push the hammer down?

    I just pulled out my my other revolver, Sp101 .22, and can't replicate it.
     
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    Stranger things have happened.
     
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    I couldn't replicate this accidently to save my life. As a matter of fact I cant even do it on purpose any more. It is a relatively new revolver so I am sure that it still has some breaking in needed. I just thought it was interesting, due to the intense amount of concentration and trigger control that it took to make it happen. Thanks to all for the replies though.