Thursday, July 25, 2013

Arms Room Preview...

Stop! Hammer time!
(Actually they're not hammers; just external cocking indicators for the striker mechanism. That's right: American-made striker-fired pistols with double-stack magazines... in 1907. But that's for tomorrow...)

10 comments:

Scott J said...

Reminds me of something else I learned about the new IDPA rulebook tonight.

Instead of unload and show clear, slide forward, hammer down, holster commands that SOs have been giving forever to end a stage now it's unload and show clear, slide forward, pull the trigger, holster.

I assume everyone with enough sense to shoot the game has sense enough to know that "hammer down" means release striker for guns without exposed hammers. So, why'd they have to go and change it?

Angus McThag said...

You Savage temptress you!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

That's like firearm teasing or foreplay... now I'm sitting here waiting for the post...

Dann in Ohio

staghounds said...

Oddly enough the gun in the car full of gangsters in the case I tried yesterday was a late model Savage .32.

Tam said...

I hope it wasn't a 1919? :o

staghounds said...

1919, do you mean 1915? No, just a plain vanilla .32. Gray and no grips, otherwise complete and ready to go.

Tam said...

staghounds,

"1919, do you mean 1915?"

Heh. Split the difference: I meant 1917. :o

Anonymous said...

Scot J.

I have had lot's of folks who shoot Sigs or Berettas de-cock instead pulling the trigger. De-cocking does not show if the pistol is unloaded.

The loud noise after pulling the trigger lets everyone know it was not.

Gerry

Tam said...

Gerry,

Makes sense. :)

Captain Wheelgun said...

Wow, I just recently acquired a 1907 .32 myself, that came with paperwork documenting it a war trophy brought back from Vietnam. If only it could talk....