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Thread: Which Thumb to you use to cock your revolver?

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    My left thumb cocks the hammer

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    Support thumb is the better technique, but, old habits die hard.

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    Depends.
    If holding the revolver one handed, I use that thumb to do that job (L or R handed).
    Shooting two handed, I use the support side thumb.
    I mostly shoot double-action revolvers exclusively double-action though.

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    I fired 100 rounds in the 686 this afternoon. Support hand thumb cocking it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    Kinda what?
    As a kid, watching movie, hunting with my dad, trapshooting and being a general fan of the shooting sport. i figure "which thumb used for use for cocking the a gun/revolver" its like like being right/left eyed dominant...it all depends on what works for you and what you are comfortable with using.

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    "Are you talking single action or double action revolver? IMO thumb cocking a double action is a bad habit to get into unless it is a hunting handgun."



    Here it is. I knew it when I read the thread title. It only took 4 responses. That's even quicker than I thought.
    Last edited by jbourneidentity; 08-26-18 at 14:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbourneidentity View Post
    "Are you talking single action or double action revolver? IMO thumb cocking a double action is a bad habit to get into unless it is a hunting handgun."



    Here it is. I knew it when I read the thread title. It only took 4 responses. That's even quicker than I thought.
    Right, I almost didn't respond because I don't thumb cock my DA revos but after thinking about I do sometimes when sighting in with different ammo along with bench resting the pistol. But that's where it ends for me.

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    What is a re-vol-ver? And also, what is a hammer?

    One handed shooting I use that hands thumb. Two handed I use the thumb of the hand not holding the pistol.
    Last edited by CRAMBONE; 09-01-18 at 15:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAMBONE View Post
    One handed shooting I use that hands thumb. Two handed I use the thumb of the hand not holding the pistol.
    This is the only logical answer.

    Andy
    Last edited by AndyLate; 09-02-18 at 07:55.

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    I was always trained to never cock hammer to shoot a DA revolver.

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