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Old March 7, 2013, 04:50 PM   #26
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Has this happened to anyone else?

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Originally Posted by m&p45acp10+1 View Post
If in doubt reload anyway. Worst case you drop a live round on the ground to have to pick up.
Agreed.

I generally keep count of my rounds fired down-range, but sometimes one can lose track. I just dump and reload when I think it should be empty.

Occasionally, I have short-stroked a trigger when doing some speed shooting, causing the cylinder to advance but not fire. I just treat it as if it ha and reload on the 6th pull; I can always recover the rounder later.
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Old March 8, 2013, 07:02 PM   #27
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I ALWAYS count . . that's the first lesson I learned when I was taught how to shoot revolvers 50 + years ago. I was also taught that the muzzle always points "down range".

If in doubt - point down range and open the cylinder if it has a swing out - LOOK at the primers - we all know what a spent cartridge is supposed to look like. If it is a SA - point down range and open the loading gate - run the cylinder around by hand and LOOK at the primers . . .

Pointing at the ground and dry firing is an accident waiting to happen . . . if this is how people are now checking . . . I hope to @$#%% I'm never standing next to you.

Sorry if that sounds "hard" . . . but be SAFE.
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Old March 8, 2013, 07:11 PM   #28
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It's better to be concentrating on the sights and target more than counting shots.
Who says you cant do both. I always count my shots when shooting, and am still able to pull off 1" groups in rapid fire.
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Old March 8, 2013, 08:56 PM   #29
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Who says you cant do both. I always count my shots when shooting, and am still able to pull off 1" groups in rapid fire.
I am impressed! I have fired exactly one less than 1" group in my life, a 5/8" group fired with my old S&W Model 625 using .45 ACP, and this quite a few years ago. Now my groups are close to 2 1/4" with my .45 Colt. Age does take its toll. And I'm shooting with my targets closer!

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Old March 10, 2013, 07:19 PM   #30
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I am impressed! I have fired exactly one less than 1" group in my life, a 5/8" group fired with my old S&W Model 625 using .45 ACP, and this quite a few years ago. Now my groups are close to 2 1/4" with my .45 Colt. Age does take its toll. And I'm shooting with my targets closer!
2 1/4" groups are nothing to scoff at, that's about what I normally shoot with most of my guns. In all fairness the 1" groups I shoot are only at about 20-25ft and have only been able to do this with my 22/45 with some Volquartsen upgrades. My carry gun is an SR9C, and although I shoot it well, I cant pull off 1" groups in rapid fire with it. Although being a close-medium range self defense gun, I really don't need to.
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Old March 11, 2013, 03:03 PM   #31
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Count first.

If you do not feel comfortable firing until the "click," then open your cylinder.

When I am out just plinking, I count, click, open cylinder and visually inspect. Even do that with my 22.

Be thankful that your dry-fire into the ground didn't hit a foot, toe, or ricochet into something or someone else. Dry-fire into the ground is a ND IMO.
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Old March 11, 2013, 11:58 PM   #32
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Something to consider:

If you keep pulling the trigger until you hear a click, without counting, you may not recognize a hang fire or squib if/when it happens. Then, if you pull the trigger again, you may be in trouble.

Count.
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Old March 12, 2013, 12:58 AM   #33
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A) Seek professional safety training. Repeat as many times as needed.

B) Carry extra Insurance.

C) If above sound unreasonable, locate and use only those bullets with erasers on them.

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Old March 12, 2013, 05:57 AM   #34
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Aside from all the safety issues.
Firing a revolver at a target
and expecting a round to go off
but hearing just a click can say
volumes bout your technique.
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