I have been getting a lot of comments on my past single action revolver videos lately asking me to make a video addressing the recent claim that Alec Baldwin did not have his finger on the trigger when the revolver fired. Well, here is that video…
in short and scientifically speaking the only way for a SAA firearm to go if is that the a) sear failed to engage or b) the trigger released the sear.
The a) narrative works when you blame the tool, and the b) when the tool blames the firearm because he didn’t pull the trigger.
The sad part is the “anti” gun actor normalized firearm handing, didn’t provide the respect and knowledge (and lack there of), and that his actions and failures premediated this occurrence.
Now he wants absolution without admission of sin or penitence.
Yeah, that’s Alec Baldwin. He’s a real piece of feces. I don’t know if it’s on youtube but I bet it is. His phone call to his daughter. There are more. He’s SPECIAL.
I have no doubt that he pulled the trigger. His hatred of firearms and ignorance of them caused the discharge. Yet he makes his living with them on screen, hypocrite! But I don’t like him and never have.
I hate to be on that libtards side, but Ive taken a SSA and pulled it just past quarter cock and released the hammer, and it went off.
Also tired it before quarter cock, and had it go off only once out of a bunch of times.
The Ruger 3 screw I had was jeweled for fast draw and I carried it with a full chamber, at quarter cock like it was designed to be carried ,
and it never went off.
If another SSA drops in my hand that is 45 Colt, I will buy it in an instant.
i never have seen it as as said in this video, spent hours trying to make it happen with various single action revolvers, nope, not once… so my question would be what revolver was it that you experienced this with and do you know for a fact it was not worn, broken or otherwise tweaked in some way? if you answer to these is, i don’t know, then we fall back to the facts i present which is a functioning revovler of the type he was using would not go off like that without some type of trigger trip
my god he drives like he shoots…
Yeah, can’t even get out of a parking spot. I was kinda hoping he’d continue on so that it would be another charge. After all, he’s SPECIAL.
Chris every tuber that has done a SSA video say you have to have an empty cylinder. Its hogwash. They were not designed that way. Yet it still exists.
Just resting the hammer on the primer is supposed to set it off. Heck one tuber used a 2x4 to set his off. Its all misuse of that style firearm.
How we used them now, and how they used them then, is all together different.
Just like black powder, 90% of people do not know the properties of black powder, yet they keep telling people mis-information.
Im going to go to a buddies after the holidays and we will see how many tires it takes to set one off. His are all stock nd in good working order.
So was mine, but it was :=“tricked out” for fast draw.
Put a primed case in an SSA and drop the hammer from just before 1/2 cock, and one will go off. It may take hours.
i believer it happened to ya, just know i spent hours, a couple dozen revolvers and never made it happen, all are stock of course. yeah, i don’t subscribe at all to the empty chanber thing. but in any case, a lot of the empty chamber thing has to do with dropping but even then dropping requires it to drop at the right height, angle, etc, so a literal crap shoot to go off even then. a modern centerfire primer typically takes at least 6 pounds of force… now, i am not good at math so can’t give you a real world equivent of like dropping a hammer or whatever but 6 pounds is quite a bit… and that is 6 pounds at the point of the firing pin, not necessarily six pounds applied to the hammer. anyway, got geeky a bit there. what i find funny is a lot of those who talk about carrying on an empty chamber also say it is ok to carry a 1911 (or any hammer fired lockad and cocked. that is typically pretty safe duh but to be ok with one and nother the other is silly. and this is coming from someone, me, who has acdtually witness at lock and cocked 1911, safety on, slam the ground and fire. it was a colt, i know that much but it was not mine and who knows if it was working properly, well maintained, etc… so yeah, now we are back in the possibilities and nuance… if we are going down that road, i don’t think Baldwin is guilty at all, there was probably a second shooter and it was probably Elvis, i mean, that is “possible” right?
Don’t care for cocked & locked personally. It always seemed unsave, I know some folks swear by it. I carry at ‘half cocked’ not locked. Faster and safer for me to bring on line, YMMV.
The 357 always is fully loaded. I am surprised when I hear someone spouting that old empty chamber troupe, hard to believe it is still out there.
I don’t buy his story. If it was any us we’d be in jail.
Why he is not in jail now? Oh that’s right… Awik Bawwin… the greatest actor of all time… LMFAO
So if he didn’t point the revolver at her how did the bullet wind up in her? Answer that. Someone on the grassy knoll? If he had it in his hand it had to be pointed at her. Or maybe it aimed itself as well as loaded itself.
He’s full of crap.
He is totally full of crap.
I do believe he should be in jail also.
All I wanted to point out is that a hammer fall can happen.
Did it happen in this case, HELL NO.
He shot that nice lady in cold blood.
I never understood the empty chamber thing, but its all over.
Hate to admit this, but over the years both my wife and I have dropped the .357 and guess what?
Nothing happened. We will continue to carry with all chambers full without concern. We continue to treat all weapons as loaded and condition 1, and in our house pistols are. But none of them are single action Colts, or single action anything…
I once had a Ruger Blackhawk .357 with a transfer bar that would sometimes stick. At the time, I didn’t know what was going on until I read about it and the reason why Ruger decided to add them.
As for Alec Baldwin’s claim, I guess that’s for the trier of fact to decide if it gets to that point.
They ruined the Blackhawk when they lawyered it up.
The 3 screw I had was a damn fine hog leg.
It was in 45 Colt, I would still own it.
Chris at Clover Tac has a good video on the workings of a stock single action revolver. For fast draw, there is little use for quarter cock, so it can be shaved for fanning. This is why you can bring the hammer up just shy of half cock, and let her rip. You will pop a cap or two.
Baldwin is guilty as hell. If he ever goes to trial, you will here witnesses that he cocked it and pulled the trigger. After talking to them. He did not know it was loaded. Lock him up.