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Old 09-22-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Why not fan ?

Every time I've read a thread where someone talks about "fanning", someone always says '...it's not good for your gun and will, in fact, break it'.

I'm trying to understand why that would be the case.

You are holding the trigger back and pulling back the hammer and letting it fall.
Two things that normally happen during the discharge of a revolver. I don't get how that could be harmful to the gun unless it had to do with timing between the cylinder and the barrel.

Anyone know?
 
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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you must be talking about a single action revolver and holding the trigger down while fanning the hammer to shoot right?

I think that in most single action revolver trigger mechanism, by holding down the trigger during the cycle it can cause a malfuntion or additional wear.

Just a thought, I'm definately not an expert.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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maybe the same reason people tell you to pull back on your slide and let it go instead of pressing the slide release.????
 
Old 09-22-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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maybe the same reason people tell you to pull back on your slide and let it go instead of pressing the slide release.????
Technically glocks don't have a slide release, they have a slide stop lever :-)

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Old 09-23-2009, 06:20 AM   #5
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Maybe it's because that you are (when fanning) capable of compressing the hammer spring further and the result would be greater force when the hammer falls?
(As compared to only bringing it back to the "cocked" position)
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Maybe it's because that you are (when fanning) capable of compressing the hammer spring further and the result would be greater force when the hammer falls?
(As compared to only bringing it back to the "cocked" position)

Or conversely speaking, not bringing it far enough back terefore possibly causing a "no-fire" scenario???
 
Old 11-10-2009, 04:52 AM   #7
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I don't fan my single actions because holding it at waist height and slapping it to make it go off just can't be very accurate. I like to hit what I shoot at. Think about it, what's more impressive to see someone fire 5 or 6 rounds slowly and keep all the rounds in the black at 50 yards or see some yahoo fan his gun at a 7 yard target and get maybe one hit on paper?
 
Old 11-10-2009, 06:08 AM   #8
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Yah I get that I was just wondering about the warning that I have heard about fanning damaging you gun
 
Old 11-20-2009, 07:58 AM   #9
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I fan a ruger black hawk .357 anytime I get the chance. Its my Dad's gun. As far as the practicality of shooting in that manner, I think there are differences in shooting styles varying from gun to gun.
Ultimately its shooter preferance. Will the gun suffer any ill affects? nope. Will the gun wear differently or quicker than if used in the normal manner? probably. So you replace a hammer spring alittle sooner. Depends on how you want to shoot at the time that your shooting. Dirty Harry favored aiming the "worlds largest handgun and then proceeding to blowing heads clean off". Josie Whales shot from the hip.

You choose

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #10
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Hahaa... I love the western movie examples..lol... nobody had shootouts like in the movies...lol..
 
Old 12-23-2009, 03:51 PM   #11
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:03 AM   #12
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Fanning

those pistols are customised to the point that they remove the trigger sear(no trigger) fanning will screw up your single action with the hammer block,, the hammer will come back and stay there sooner or later shooting from the waist or slightly higher is a great way to retain a handgun and with practice will get the job done. In tight places you can search with the flashlight(knife) outstreched ahead pushing doors open and pokeing along,,,, when someone jumps out force them away with the flashlight(knife) hand and fire with the free hand close to your body and in your control. when you see people with the outstreched hand gun,, it says grab me and you lose control

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