New S&W Bodyguard Cylinder Turns the WRONG WAY!!!

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  1. Captain38

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  2. Norske

    Norske Millennium Member

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    Cylinders turn in the direction that the little bullet shaped cuts in the cylinder point. If I am not mistaken, in this case clockwise if you are looking at it from the rear. What is unusual about that?

    IIRCC, Colt revolvers turn counter-clockwise. Are you a Colt fan unfamiliar with S&W's?
     

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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    You got it backward.
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    So this "Bodyguard" has a fully enclosed hammer? If so, they need to loser the moniker, IMO.

    And don't really care for the controls in the same place, laser switch right next to cylinder latch? Revolvers are supposed to be simple.
     
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    Yep, he sure did! I LOVE being corrected when THAT happens!
     
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    Colts and Dan Wessons turn clockwise as well. Makes no difference to me, as long as it works.

    Maybe S&W is just tired of doing it wrong for all these years.








    Just kidding, I like my Smiths.
     
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    Yeah, but don't they turn in the opposite direction if you're in the southern hemisphere?
     
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    That'll teach me to put something like this up when I am at work and all my Colts and S&W's are at home in the safe.

    :supergrin:
     
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    Damn low flow toilets!

    *shakes fist
     
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    I handled this at SHOT, the most disappointing part was the laser cannot be removed. This wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't so poorly designed and placed, the rep made sure to point out it would not be replacing the j frame.
     
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    That cracks me up :supergrin:
     
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    "Plastics, they're the future!" may be true but handguns are looking more and more like cheap shyt junk every year.
     
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    Very true.

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    It obvious quality is going down. :crying:
     
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    you know its getting bad when Taurus advertises wood colored plastic grips
     
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    Must be those cheap'n crappy polymer toilets.
     
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    Hate to say it but some people aren't paying attention. The Bodyguard in the picture will rotate it's cylinder in a clockwise direction when viewed from a shooter holding the revolver in a firing position.

    I'm sitting looking at my S&W Model 500 whose cylinder cutouts are the opposite of the Bodyguard and the 500s cylinder rotates counterclockwise. Thus the Bodyguard has to rotate clockwise. Don
     
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