Even when people say I can dry fire my Rugers ... I don't.... at least not often. I was taught the same thing as a kid. We mostly shot .22 in those years. I still don't in my center fires. What I will do is keep my thumb on the hammer to gently set the hammer back down. I see no purpose to dry fire a gun and letting the hammer slam home. I treat every gun as if loaded. Just me though. Then I also carry my guns with an empty under the hammer as well... Even my .44Spec Bulldog carry gun only gets four. I'll load six at the range if I am immediately going to shoot (either Ruger or Colt) ... but not for carrying into the field ... just five.... Habits ....
[edited] Never dry fire my percussion revolvers ROA or the others....
A clinger. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Single Action .45 Colt (Sometimes improperly referred to by its alias as the .45 'Long' Colt or .45LC). Don't leave home without it. Ok.... the .44Spec is growing on me ... but the .45 Colt is still king.
Last edited by rclark; February 4, 2013 at 01:49 PM.