Revolver

The Revolver Basics

There are multiple ways to grip a revolver, and there is no one “correct” method. The technique that works for you will depend on your hand size and the size and shape of the gun’s grip. The technique above is usually a good start, though. Whatever grip you eventually adopt, just be sure to keep your fingers off the cylinder so that it can turn freely. Also don’t place any fingers in front of the cylinder, because they may get burned by the hot gasses that rapidly escape from that area when the gun is fired.

Once you’ve established a grip and you want to fire, squeeze the gun as hard as you can without making the barrel shake. Bring the gun up to eye level as you point it at the target. Now your index finger can move to the trigger. Press the trigger straight to the rear with steady even pressure without moving the gun. Congratulations, the gun has fired and you have now put a hole in something! Press the trigger again if you wish to fire another shot and you can keep doing that until all rounds have been fired and you get a “click” instead of a “bang.”

After you have fired the revolver, you will need to remove the spent shell casings from the cylinder. This works just like unloading the gun but with one little difference. Open the cylinder, transfer it to your non-dominant hand, and turn it upside down, but don’t try to catch the casings with your other hand. They’re going to be hot if you have just fired the gun, so simply let them fall to the ground. Some of the casings might fall out on their own, but probably not all of them. So use the palm of your dominant hand and strike the ejector rod once. Don’t be timid, but you don’t have to hit it with a lot of force, either. The ejector rod will force the remaining casings to fall to the ground.There are multiple ways to grip a revolver, and there is no one “correct” method. The technique that works for you will depend on your hand size and the size and shape of the gun’s grip. The technique above is usually a good start, though. Whatever grip you eventually adopt, just be sure to keep your fingers off the cylinder so that it can turn freely. Also don’t place any fingers in front of the cylinder, because they may get burned by the hot gasses that rapidly escape from that area when the gun is fired.

Once you’ve established a grip and you want to fire, squeeze the gun as hard as you can without making the barrel shake. Bring the gun up to eye level as you point it at the target. Now your index finger can move to the trigger. Press the trigger straight to the rear with steady even pressure without moving the gun. Congratulations, the gun has fired and you have now put a hole in something! Press the trigger again if you wish to fire another shot and you can keep doing that until all rounds have been fired and you get a “click” instead of a “bang.”

After you have fired the revolver, you will need to remove the spent shell casings from the cylinder. This works just like unloading the gun but with one little difference. Open the cylinder, transfer it to your non-dominant hand, and turn it upside down, but don’t try to catch the casings with your other hand. They’re going to be hot if you have just fired the gun, so simply let them fall to the ground. Some of the casings might fall out on their own, but probably not all of them. So use the palm of your dominant hand and strike the ejector rod once. Don’t be timid, but you don’t have to hit it with a lot of force, either. The ejector rod will force the remaining casings to fall to the ground.