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    I understand the concept of having an open carry semi-auto two actions away from firing. Loaded mag and empty chamber. Exactly how does the "two action" requirement apply to revolvers -- specifically a DAO revolver?

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    OK, just for kicks I'll answer my own question.

    Found this recap of Utah gun laws in another thread.

    http://freeutah.org/docs/UtahGunLaw2009v4.pdf

    According to this info:

    A double action revolver cannot have a round in line with the barrel OR in the next cylinder.



    So, sounds to me like my five round revolver would effectively be a "3-shooter". Still waiting to receive my CC permit (paperwork submitted) from NM, but traveling through Utah shortly. Guess a semi-auto would be a better bet.

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    I don't know which is better, having 3 rounds instantly available or having to use both hands to rack the slide on an auto.

    Maybe an 8 round revolver leaving you 6?

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    You sir, are correct.

    A single action revolver would only require the cylinder under the hammer to be empty.

    Of course, all of this is a moot point once you get your permit.


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    NMBill wrote:
    So, sounds to me like my five round revolver would effectively be a "3-shooter". Still waiting to receive my CC permit (paperwork submitted) from NM, but traveling through Utah shortly. Guess a semi-auto would be a better bet.
    The North American Arms 5 round mini revolver is designed in a way that it is legal to load all five. It is a single action revolver with a "safety" the positions the hammer between chambers in the cylinder. That way, there is no round in the firing position and it takes two separate mechanical actions to fire.

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    I said that was the case a while ago concerning my 1851 Navy, and received a lot of resistance to the idea.

    Doesn't matter anymore because I have a permit, but I still believe it is this way.

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    Thanks, all, for your replies. We'll make it all work this time, one way or another. Next trip, I'll have my NM permit -- unless Utah stops recognizing them. :X

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    NMBill wrote:
    Thanks, all, for your replies. We'll make it all work this time, one way or another. Next trip, I'll have my NM permit -- unless Utah stops recognizing them. :X
    Don't worry about Utah not recognizing your permit, I'm sure your NM permit will still be recognized here. Utah is a great RKBA state.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    I said that was the case a while ago concerning my 1851 Navy, and received a lot of resistance to the idea.
    I vaguely remember that discussion, but I didn't remember that it allowed you to position the cylinder such that there is no round in line with the barrel.

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    The revolver has the same safety notches between the cylinders that the NAA revolver does.



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    Tell them you are traveling to a dangerous state where everybody is an armed loon who has no training and you need to defend yourself. Maybe they will expedite your permit. LOL

    Just kidding. People are nice here and you are welcome.

    But seriously, call them up and tell them you are traveling and ask them if they will expedite it. You never know...

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