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Old January 31, 2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Dangerous to jog with revolver?

I just started running/jogging, and yesterday when I did, I could hear a little clang/clang sound and thats because when you point a revolver up to the roof the shells hit the backwall then you face it down they go down. There is no light gap, so primers can touch the wall/bottom casing. Should I be worried about an AD from jogging and causing the bullet bottoms/primers to slam on the back of the revolver? Should I switch to a semi auto?
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Old January 31, 2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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NO! You will never pop one off like that. A primer is designed such that it takes the heavy indentation of the firing pin to fire the round, no worries about that little bit of rattle.
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Old February 1, 2013, 03:59 AM   #3
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^ What he said. If it were possible to set rounds off that way they'd probably all go off every time you fired the gun.
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Old February 1, 2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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get yourself and old pinned and recessed S&W magnum snubbie and the cartridges won't move around.
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Old February 1, 2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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get yourself and old pinned and recessed S&W magnum snubbie and the cartridges won't move around
Good luck jogging with a pinned and recessed model 19 or the like, that's a little heavy for a jogging companion piece.
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Old February 1, 2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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They will rattle even in a recessed model 19 but it wont matter in either gun.
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Old February 1, 2013, 07:33 PM   #7
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The only way you will get that revolver to fire while jogging is to fall on a 20,000 volt powerline. Maybe that might fire the rounds in the gun (or maybe not.)

Of all the guns I would worry about firing while jogging, a revolver like a good S&W is the least one I'd even dream of going off.

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Old February 1, 2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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On top of what has been mentioned , A properly loaded round has the primer seated below flush by .003 to .007
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Old February 1, 2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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How are you carrying? I have yet to find a good.way while running

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Old February 2, 2013, 02:14 AM   #10
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What smokin54 said

And because the primers are seated just a little below flush, what is rattling is the base of the cartridges against the recoil shield. So, NOTHING is hitting the primers.

If somehow, you could jostle a gun holstered on your body hard enough that the inertia alone would set a primer off, your bones would be crushed long before.

In short, don't worry about it.

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Old February 2, 2013, 02:32 AM   #11
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How are you carrying? I have yet to find a good.way while running
http://www.kangaroocarry.com/ or sometimes bellyband by galco.
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Old February 2, 2013, 03:58 AM   #12
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Damaging it by it falling out would be my only concern. You could throw a modern revolver at the wall all day and not have it go off.
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Old February 2, 2013, 08:31 AM   #13
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No danger of discharge
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Old February 2, 2013, 11:04 AM   #14
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If you stick with it, I think you'll eventually migrate to pepper spray. Chaffing is a bad thing. Sweating all over your gun is worse.

But no... you won't suffer a discharge by running with a revolver.
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Old February 2, 2013, 07:07 PM   #15
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If the ammunition is made right, the primers shouldnt be hitting anything. You are probably just hearing the base of the cases hit the recoil shield. From experience I can tell you that it is sometimes hard to get a primer to go off with a HAMMER AND NAIL. So unless you run at impossible speeds, you can't set thoes babies off.
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Old February 4, 2013, 02:23 PM   #16
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Is it possible? Yeah, I guess technically. Is it likely? Probably less so than geing struck by lightning while jogging. I've heard stories of a shotshell falling on the floor and going off. For something like that to happen inside your revolver, you're having a day that was going to end with you turning in your winning Lucky For Life lottery ticket minutes before being hit by a bus.
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Old February 4, 2013, 02:55 PM   #17
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I carry a model 60 in a small fanny/belly pack turned around to belly pack position when I cycle, walk or run (which is at least 3 days a week). A few years ago before I lost the big belly that position for the pack did not work, it works great now.
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Old February 4, 2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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An NAA mini 22lr revolver can if you don't have it in safety mode.
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Old February 4, 2013, 06:53 PM   #19
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Think about all those cavalry troops all over the world in the past who carried wheel guns (single and double action, loading gate and swing out cylinder) while bouncing around on a galloping war horse? Or jouncing around in a vehicle off road in WWIi?

If there was any reason to worry, we'd have known all about it long before now.
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Old February 4, 2013, 07:13 PM   #20
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You know.. lighting can strike!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X14e9Fwxa8w

But I dunno if it would set off the gun.

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Old February 4, 2013, 10:05 PM   #21
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Ammo is shipped across the country and bullets will never go on. You jogging doesn't cause a fraction of the vibration and shock that ammo would see on a truck drivign across the country.
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Old February 5, 2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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Much like the mounted troop comment above, think about all the revolvers carried by cops in the US in foot chases. 40,000 or so in NYPD for almost a hundred years alone. It ain't gonna go off.
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Old February 15, 2013, 03:23 PM   #23
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Late to the post but I have run hundreds of miles with mine in a fanny pack, obviously never had a problem.
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Old February 15, 2013, 05:01 PM   #24
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Yes, I think it might be dangerous to jog with only a revolver. Get yourself a Glock.
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Old February 16, 2013, 02:20 PM   #25
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An NAA mini 22lr revolver can if you don't have it in safety mode.
The safety mode on the NAA is to prevent the hammer from falling on a live round. Different situation, and with a rimfire.
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