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This may be a stupid question. Especially to those who own guns, or gun experts. But I've never had any experience with such a thing. Is it possible for a gun to fire if the hammer of the gun doesn't hit the firing pin? I was watching a TV show and one of the characters grabbed the loaded gun of another character trying to stop them from shooting someone.
The character in question grabbed the gun it was a revolver in such a way that his thumb was on the hammer, so when the trigger was pulled, the hammer didn't go forward at all. Would that actually work in real life?
I don't really know how guns work, so this was pretty interesting Loaded Gun - Blatant Finger - Moving Forward me. On guns with hammers, the hammer hits the firing pin which then hits the primer and makes the round go off.
There are a very few circumstances where something other than the hammer could propel the firing pin forward fast enough to set off the primer, but none are common. Most modern revolvers have either a hammer block or transfer block. A hammer block prevents the hammer from moving forward far enough to hit the firing pin. The transfer block is only in line with the hammer and firing pin when the trigger is pulled, otherwise, the hammer hits the frame and does not hit the transfer block to cause it to hit the firing Never Sleep - Duberman - Locked In Mix **. If you are talking about the scene in Lethal Weapon, where Danny Glover stopped Mel Gibson from killing himself by sticking his thumb under the hammer when Mel pulled the trigger, then yes that would work in real life.
If you're not talking about that scene, watch it below. It happens at Loaded Gun - Blatant Finger - Moving Forward If you stick something soft and squishy, like your finger, under the hammer as it's dropping, then it'll stop the hammer from fully falling. The squishiness of your finger will absorb the impact preventing the firing pin from doing it's business.
After stopping the hammer, you would still need to ease the hammer back down. That's one bit of gun accuracy in a movie full of Hollyweird gun action. Mel Gibson being some Loaded Gun - Blatant Finger - Moving Forward trooper US military's best dang sniper from Vietnam but flinching and wincing with every shot.
Mel Gibson flinching and wincing with every shot but still capable of out-shooting Danny Glover who actually looked like he shot a gun before. Mel Gibson flinching and wincing with every shot but managing to shoot a bad guy out of the window probably feet away with a handgun while smoking a cig AFTER the bad guy repeatedly missed Mel while shooting a rifle. Mind you Mr. Flinching and Wincing was completely in the open and the bad guy was at least somewhat hunkered down in his window.
In the day Even if inertia is involved. Yes, that would absolutely prevent firing. That's the manner in which the gun mechanically sets off the round There's nothing magical about the trigger, the only reason it has any effect is because pulling it is what drops that hammer, which hits the firing pin into the primer. Stop the hammer, and pulling the trigger no longer has an effect on that round in the chamber.
Note that not all guns have an external hammer to grab. Many of them operate only internally. If the trigger manages to get pulled there's not really anywhere to put your hand where you could interrupt the process after that. The only major way for a round to fire without the primer being struck is what's known as a "cook off". That's where you have a chamber so hot that the powder ignites from the heat alone.
This is sometimes a problem for machine gunners in the military. It can happen to other guns too, but you really have to be abusing them pretty seriously to do it. Otherwise, gunpowder is actually quite stable. It does not ignite easily in its sealed up little space inside the brass. You Pilot - January / Never Give Up likely hammer on an unprimed bullet all day without anything happening I wouldn't recommend it Ammunition is actually quite safe.
The only part that ignites easily when struck is the small area exposing the primer. That is by design. Not really relevant to your question, as they have nothing to do with the scenario you described Info is info and it seems like you want to learn.
On most modern guns it is almost impossible, as they've engineered double and triple redundant safety features where the gun can only go off when the trigger is actually down. Loaded Gun - Blatant Finger - Moving Forward on some older guns dropping one muzzle down can send the internal firing pin slamming forward to similar effect. Like I said, most modern guns are "drop-safe". So this is not an issue with most.
So you don't have to fear that the local cop's glock is gonna go off just because he dropped it. But if you're ever around older guns it's something to be aware of. As a general rule, hollywood is AWFUL about understanding guns and gun laws, and does so much crap wrong that it's ridiculous and would almost be funny if it weren't so sad.
Keep questioning and learning. A very firm grip on the cylinder preventing rotation will technically not let the revolver fire even with a strong pull of the trigger. However, never count on that.
That works, parable coming There are several things when pulling the trigger on a revolver that happens that have leverage but in reverse have very little leverage.
The cylinder rotates when the hammer is moving to c0cked position while the trigger is being pulled so that is three major parts that operate simultaneously. Stopping the cylinder in this action will make it very hard, but not A Spoonful Of Sugar - Ray Conniff - Plays Mary Poppins, to pull the trigger.
Series 70 would fire by dropping them muzzle first onto a hard surface. Inertia would allow the firing pin to travel forward and strike the primer hard enough to fire the pistol. Other pistols would also fire from the same method, however the was infamous for it. This is one reason Loaded Gun - Blatant Finger - Moving Forward we have Series 80 and "schwartz" safety.
SA uses. I've carried 70 and 80 style guns over the years Your description is less than completely clear.
Classic revolvers like the Colt Single Action Army have the firing pin as part of the hammer. Newer designs often have a transfer bar, and the hammer never exactly strikes a firing pin. But there are a couple of ways a thumb could keep a revolver from shooting. The first is simply to put it in the way, so when the hammer falls, it falls on your thumb.
That would hurt, though not as much as being shot. The other is that when the hammer is pulled back but you don't want to shoot, you put your thumb on it and ease it forward when you pull the trigger. Not in any real life situation. About the only thing that can make it fire otherwise is, well, fire. As in a fire around a loaded weapon. But that will set off all the ammo, in the chamber and in the magazine if present. Shock can do it too, but that's also very, very uncommon. Had a buddy using questionable reloads, they were too hot, he fired one and it actually set off the top 2 in the magazine.
No major injuries, but it did blow the gun up in his hand. Bad primers or not properly seated, not sure which, as there wasn't Just Let Me Cry - Lesley Gore - The Golden Hits Of Lesley Gore lot to look at when it was done.
Obstructing the hammer on a revolver would prevent firing. But don't plan on that for a Loaded Gun - Blatant Finger - Moving Forward defense method, an experienced shooter would likely be able to shoot before you could reach the gun.
Stock up on winter home essentials. Get your last minute gifts! More holiday gift inspiration. Answer Save. Harry Lv 5. Jeff Lv 7. Bigham Lv 5. As far as other ways for a gun to go off: The only major way for a round to fire without the primer being struck is what's known as a "cook off". How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
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