Watch Out!

I’m not really sure what I expected to discover here, but this wasn’t it. Even a .22 pistol cuts some scary black marks. Amp up to a relatively low-pressure .45 Colt and the mischief becomes impressive. Make it a full-power .357 Magnum, and it blew my test apparatus to pieces.

Generations of revolver shooters have run their wheelguns safely and blissfully unaware of the potential of the dreaded cylinder gap. However, should you be in the habit of running your guns with your support hand pushed way forward, do take care to avoid the gap. Is your wheelgun dangerous? Of course not. But this does not mean you shouldn’t exercise due caution. I certainly will!

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