Charlies gun yesterday?

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Charlies gun yesterday?

Charlie, great shooting yesterday. I still cant figure out what was going on with your gun. I watched the 2 videos. Click, click, BANG, Click, click, BANG, Click, click, BANG, Click, click, BANG, Click, click, BANG, Click, click, Nothing,  Then  on the 7th pull. Click, click, BANG. Im still trying to duplicate that one on my gun. I hope its nothing with your new toy.

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I watched the videos of

I watched the videos of Charlie (on stg 1) and I'm puzzled too.  It looks to me like he might have shot #1, short stroked, shot #3, #4, #5, and #6, then ended up on #1 (which was already shot) and finished on #2...

either that, or he secretly switched to an 8 shot gun...

Nice gun, Charlie.  You'll be much happier from here on in...

Mark

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I've been thinking about my

I've been thinking about my last response, and it's not quite right...

Short stroking the trigger (pulling part way, and releasing without firing) usually happens when you are shooting very fast.  That was not the case on stage #1 when Charlie had trouble with the first array (distant targets, required moderate speed).

I suspect he simply had a light strike on #2 and it did go bang the 2nd time it was struck.  Solutions here are much simpler:

1). Tighten the mainspring screw in the grip 1/2 turn.

     - if it's all the way tight, buy a new screw from Midway USA. Some people trim 'em too short

2)  Use Federal Primers seated FLAT.  I seat mine once, turn it and seat again.

3)  I you do not want to tighten the screw (which makes the double action pull heavier), then bob the hammer. The lighter     hammer accelerates faster and hits harder for a given spring tension.

     - I did my Dad's with a dremel tool and a belt sander... turned out great.  Be sure to take the hammer out of the gun)

4)  Buy a cylinder and slide extended firing pin (makes a slight difference).

 

Just my 2 cents worth.  Good luck.

 

 

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Bobbing Hammers is

Bobbing Hammers is Easy!

Here is a short video from Larry Potterfield on How to Bob a Hammer.  When I did mine on a S&W 625, I took off quite a bit more thickness off the back of the hammer, than this MidwayUSA video shows.

Check it out:

 

Mark

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Mark, unfortunately, your

Mark, unfortunately, your link isn't working.

 

EDIT: Ty fixed it!

Lynn

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