If you carry a revolver, here’s why you shouldn’t practice by cocking the hammer before each shot.
If you carry a revolver and you “practice” with it by shooting really small groups at 25 yards while thumb-cocking the hammer … you’re doing it wrong. And I very rarely say “you’re doing it wrong.”
Please understand how serious I am about this. There are many elements of self-defense where personal preference is acceptable, but sometimes you just have to put your foot down. Firing the fighting revolver in the single-action mode is one of those times. Gunfights are up close and personal. They are dynamic, and everyone who has been in one cannot believe how quickly they are over. Double-action shooting with a revolver is faster, and in a fight, faster is better.
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