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Module 05 - HANDGUNS 101
See how it works:
- Unlike the single action revolver, double actions don’t necessarily require the shooter to manually operate the hammer.
- When the trigger is pulled on a double action revolver, the hammer is automatically cocked and the revolver is fired. However for an easier trigger pull, the hammer can be cocked manually, as with single actions.
- Firing the revolver advances the cylinder to the next round, aligns it with the barrel and locks it in place for the next shot.