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Wyatt Earp on shooting vs. gunfighting
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I found this post today taken from an interview with Wyatt Earp. The man was not always a shining example of integrity, but he did manage to live a long time in an era when being careless or stupid got you dead. What I saw in this interview was some advice that is as sound now as it was a hundred years ago.

http://looserounds.com/2015/04/23/wyatt-earp-on-shooting-vs-gunfighting/

On a side note, he brings up the practice of carrying the gun with the hammer on an empty chamber for safety. I also read somewhere that the old gunslingers would roll up a hundred dollar bill and keep it in that empty chamber, just in case they need to pay for their own funeral.
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#2
That was a good read. He did mention that carrying on an empty chamber was usually because of hair trigger adjustments. I've never heard the $100 bill thing.
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(05-03-2015, 09:11 PM)Beau Wrote:  He did mention that carrying on an empty chamber was usually because of hair trigger adjustments.

I watched a video by Hickock45 yesterday on why older revolvers needed to be carried on an empty chamber. Has to do with a lack of a transfer bar. 
Here's the vid in question.
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(05-03-2015, 09:14 PM)JackRock Wrote:  I watched a video by Hickock45 yesterday on why older revolvers needed to be carried on an empty chamber. Has to do with a lack of a transfer bar. 
Here's the vid in question.

I watched a Hickock45 vid yesterday too. It was on cleaning AR's. The guy is a youtube legend.
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#5
Amazing how many of the things he says are still good doctrine. The more things change...
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#6
Revolvers of Earps youth would have had no "safety" , hammer block or transfer bar.
A sharp rap on the hammer could set them off.

Good read!
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