half-cock


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confusion resulting from lack of preparation

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The hammer also features a half-cock position for field safety.
Caption: First place the hammer on half-cock and turn the knurled cap on the end of the magazine tube and pull the tube out until the loading port in the outer tube is open.
I trust half-cock on this pistol and find the lever useful when doing tactical drills.
When the loading gate is opened and the hammer placed on half-cock, two .
But now I realise that it's another indication that this project is going off at half-cock.
Initially, Prince Charles declared himself to be a Romantic Pragmatist, but he quickly fell under the influence of the Neo-Classicists, and echoes of his strident denunciations of Modernism were to be heard in every planning committee in Britain, with the result that there is a rash of 1990s half-cock, second-rate Palladian travesties all over the country.
After years of hunting with my original, I simply could not get used to not having a half-cock notch on the hammer.
The gun is then placed on half-cock, and the conversion ring is turned to the "eject" position.
The Flattop is one of those "old-timers" that utilized a half-cock notch for loading and disassembly.
Exposed hammer guns like the older Marlins and Winchesters relied on a half-cock or safety notch on the hammer and many older shooters, like me thought that was quite adequate.
To eject the casing, bring the hammer back to half-cock and swing the breechblock all the way forward.
5-pound trigger pull and aren't a fan of cocked-and-locked carry, the T-100 does provide an alternative because it has a half-cock notch.
Probably the first was the half-cock position on the outside hammer of flintlocks, allowing the pan to be primed without the hammer back at full-cock, ready to fall.