Yesterday I got a new single action revolver. Yup, I know, single action revolver with a bunch of question marks and exclamation points. I got mine for training purposes. But, Yup, lots and lots of people are buying them because 'ye olde six guns' are fun, very accurate, nostalgia inducing, cool and a million other reasons. 'Just because' is another good reason I have heard.

So, I open it up, check it out a little, record the serial number, and dig into the manual.

I see those long lines of ??? and !!!, hold your fire on those. Yup, I read the manuals for my firearms.

And here I am reading my new 'olde six gun' manual and I come to a full stop - I should fill this rant with ??? and !!!

Screen grab of page from [Gun Manufacturer's] manual.

Has everyone just gone crazy(?!...)

Did I just go crazy and everyone else is all AOK(?!...)

Please(?!) Please(?!) anyone who reads firearms manuals (besides me) or reads this page: (?!?!?!)

DO! NOT! attempt to 'Decock (Uncock) the Revolver' in this manner!

Shameless Self Promotion Warning: contact me (or any) firearms trainer/instructor, contact experienced gun enthusiast (who owns and shoots revolvers), contact the NRA, contact a gun shop, contact a CIA-Alien-Space-Invader for all I care; contact somebody (I'll give you lessons for $) about how to handle a firearm (revolver or otherwise) safely and correctly.

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