Re: Technical question re: old load handgun kept in storage
I remember an episode of Police Story, with Lloyd Bridges being the experienced cop and Ryan O'Neil being the rookie in plainclothes (Ryan O'Neil being a young rookie - shows how long ago that was). Lloyd had him have the first chamber up, in his "six-inch", be empty. Since he knew it was empty, if he ever had to shoot somebody he'd just double-tap - click-pow. But if a bad guy got his gun and tried to shoot HIM with it, it would go click, confusing the bad guy and giving the cop time to "pull your two-inch and let him have it".
Seemed kind of dumb to me, and I was in junior high. But if a screenwriter could dream it up, somebody probably did it. Maybe whoever stored the gun away thought like that, so the first one up is empty.
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