What causes delay in shot cycle?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by boatman1, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. boatman1


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    Oct 7, 2005
    I have a new SW 642 and went out to shoot it for the first time yesterday.

    When I pull the trigger there seems to be a delay in the firing cycle and I am wondering what would cause this. When I pull the trigger, the internal hammer cycles and the gun will click (I assume this is the bottoming of the firing pin) but there is a delay in the bullet firing that I have not experienced before. When I pull the trigger on my G17 the bullet firing is immediate. There is no delay.

    I have read that there have been problems with some guns in the the firing pin does not extend far enough and as a result you will sometimes experience misfires. I did not have any misfires but I do have this delay.

    Any ideas whats going on here?

  2. dosei


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    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC
    Is this the first double-action revolver you've ever shot?
    Is the trigger still moving to the rear after the click?
    Have you unloaded the gun and slowly pulled the trigger while looking at the side of the gun so you can see when the firing pin finally comes out?
    Are you sure that click isn't the cylinder locking into position?

    Revolvers usually make a few "clicks" before finally dropping the hammer, it's the music of the wheelgun.