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    OK, Who Was It?

    http://heraldnet.com/article/2013010...re-no-injuries

    SILVERDALE -- A gun went off inside a Kitsap County store after a man dropped it, but no one was injured.

    The Kitsap Sun reported that a 58-year-old Poulsbo man told deputies he had removed the .38-caliber, two-shot Derringer pistol from a holster on his belt before he entered the Cost Plus World Market in Silverdale on Saturday afternoon.

    He put the gun in a coat pocket, but when he was in the middle of the store, he bent over -- and the pistol fell out and discharged.

    Anyone here that might be that person?
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    Wouldn't that violate the forum rule on mouse guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Difdi View Post
    Wouldn't that violate the forum rule on mouse guns?
    That and "Stupidity". Or is the latter a Forum Rule??
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    Another derringer went off?
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    Re: OK, Who Was It?

    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    That and "Stupidity". Or is the latter a Forum Rule??
    Stupidity is not against forum rules, it's at least not enforced.

    I didn't realize that people wore derringers in holsters. Maybe it's some new hipster fad.

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    ~ Yeap, good ol derringers ~

    Derringers, especially the traditional single action ones take an extra amount of care in handling, attention to detail so to speak. I have carried one for a couple years now and never had problems, however, i understand it's mechanics and afford it some care to make sure it is safe.
    - Most people load em and forget to put them in half cock postition... this is an absolutely necessary step or else you will be walking around with the hammer and firing pin resting on the primer, and it will go off when dropped. Derringers are little clocks, require a handling akin to it's big brother the old western revolver. Surely, it is not a modern gun for modern owners.

    ~ Mine is a .38 special (see it is on half cock too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batousaii View Post
    Derringers, especially the traditional single action ones take an extra amount of care in handling, attention to detail so to speak. I have carried one for a couple years now and never had problems, however, i understand it's mechanics and afford it some care to make sure it is safe.
    - Most people load em and forget to put them in half cock postition... this is an absolutely necessary step or else you will be walking around with the hammer and firing pin resting on the primer, and it will go off when dropped. Derringers are little clocks, require a handling akin to it's big brother the old western revolver. Surely, it is not a modern gun for modern owners.

    ~ Mine is a .38 special (see it is on half cock too).
    Nice. I like Derringers...I just don't like to carry them. They are a bit tricky to handle safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batousaii View Post
    Derringers, especially the traditional single action ones take an extra amount of care in handling, attention to detail so to speak. I have carried one for a couple years now and never had problems, however, i understand it's mechanics and afford it some care to make sure it is safe.
    - Most people load em and forget to put them in half cock postition... this is an absolutely necessary step or else you will be walking around with the hammer and firing pin resting on the primer, and it will go off when dropped. Derringers are little clocks, require a handling akin to it's big brother the old western revolver. Surely, it is not a modern gun for modern owners.

    ~ Mine is a .38 special (see it is on half cock too).
    Half cock, huh. Yes, I suppose that would be important especially if carrying in a pants pocket. If not, then the carrier could end up with the same "condition"
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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