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The Pros And Cons Of The Lightweight Hammerless Revolver

by John Hensley
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The hammerless revolver is a great gun for beginners and those who are more experienced looking for a smaller firearm. This is because it does not include a hammer. Instead, you have a striker that is triggered when the trigger is pulled. The best thing about this gun is that it is not sensitive to small movements. This means that it is not as easy to accidentally pull the trigger as a gun with a hammer. This is convenient for people who aren’t used to guns.

Safety features

The cartridge power of a revolver is limited to the weight of the gun. That means a lighter revolver is easier to handle and quicker to aim. It’s also easier to conceal. You can conceal a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield or a Taurus Judge revolver in places that would be nearly impossible with a heavier, longer gun. However, if you’re used to a gun with a longer barrel and heavier trigger pull, a lighter gun may not be able to satisfy your requirements for power and trigger feel.


The biggest benefit of the lightweight hammerless revolver is its portability. One of the downsides is that it’s much easier to shoot a revolver that’s loaded with more than six shots. The primary reason for this is that it’s harder to control the gun when it’s loaded with more than six shots. This means that you may end up shooting yourself or your fellow gun enthusiast by accident.

No recoil

In addition to not having a recoil spring, a hammerless revolver also doesn’t have a trigger, which means it’s easier to use. Because there’s no trigger, you don’t have to worry about it getting snagged on your clothes or other items or about accidentally setting it off when it’s not pointed at anything. And since there’s no trigger, you don’t have to worry about a revolver accidentally being discharged if someone puts their hand on it.

Can be used with a pocket or belt holster

The versatility of the hammerless revolver is remarkable. In addition to being used as a carry gun for self-defense, it can be used for target shooting, plinking, and for competition. Because of its small size, it can fit nicely in almost any pocket or bag and is easy to conceal. It’s also great for women who are afraid of the recoil or the weight of a traditional revolver.

Typically a six or eight shot revolver

When it comes to the pros of the hammerless revolver, one of the biggest benefits is that they are much lighter. They are much lighter than a traditional revolver, which makes them much easier to conceal for self-defense, and they are also lighter than a semiautomatic pistol. While the weight of the trigger pull is one thing to consider when purchasing a revolver, the lighter trigger pull of a hammerless revolver can be a nice added benefit.

Fixed sights

The best-known lightweight revolver design is the Hammerless frame. It features a pistol grip, no trigger guard, and a barrel that extends all the way to the end of the frame, giving it a “hammerless” appearance. In fact, the hammer is replaced with a simple plunger that cycles the cylinder, allowing the gun to fire. Because the hammer is gone, you don’t have to worry about the safety concerns of the revolver’s trigger.

Sometimes have a hammer

A lightweight revolver is a great option for people who are looking for a revolver to carry on their person for self-defense. These lightweight revolvers are much more compact and lighter than conventional revolvers. This makes them perfect for people who don’t want to be weighed down by the weight of the revolver. A lightweight revolver is also great for people who have arthritis who might find it difficult to handle a heavier revolver.


As you can see, this is a very specialized gun, and as a result, these revolvers are often left off the list of options for people who aren’t gunsmiths and gunsmiths aren’t required to provide warranties. However, these revolvers are ideal for those looking for a smaller revolver, as they’re much lighter and smaller than traditional revolvers.

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