Miculek Says NEVER DO THIS to a Double Action Revolver

   07.28.20

Miculek Says NEVER DO THIS to a Double Action Revolver

There are right and wrong ways to do everything, and that most certainly includes firearms. Specifically, revolvers.

I was fortunate to have a father who knew such things and was able to give me proper instruction. For everyone else, I reckon there’s Jerry Miculek.

I’m going to start by summing up some of what Dad taught me:

  • Never flop the cylinder open nor slam it shut on a double-action revolver.
  • Never fan the hammer on a single action revolver.
  • Never spin the cylinder quickly on a single action revolver.

In addition to this, Jerry touches on some I had never even thought about doing, and bear in mind that Jerry is concentrating on double action revolvers here. He doesn’t even mention single action wheel guns.

  • Never push the cylinder before you disengage the latch to open it.
  • Never push on the bottom of the cylinder when opening it.
  • Never spin the cylinder while closing it.

There are some things he doesn’t mention, such as how it can damage the crane when you flip the cylinder open, but this is a good start.

Be nice to your revolvers, folks.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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