What does "tight" mean?


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Deepsix
June 30, 2008, 02:45 PM
When a gun owner brags that his revolver has a "rock solid tight lock up," what's he trying to say?

Were I buying a gun, how would I check to determine whether if it was too loose or not?

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rcmodel
June 30, 2008, 03:00 PM
Read the Sticky right above your post.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=1430

rcmodel

Deepsix
June 30, 2008, 03:19 PM
I don't see a "Sticky" right above my post? You mean on this page?

wheelgunslinger
June 30, 2008, 03:23 PM
the sticky thread at the top of the revolver forum.

tight lockup means just that. It doesn't rattle like an altoid can full of washers. The cylinder doesn't waggle like a dog's tongue when it's supposed to be locked in position.
Tight means tight.

rcmodel
June 30, 2008, 03:24 PM
Just click the link I posted.

The same "Sticky" thread is four down from the top in the revolver forum you are posting in.

rcmodel

Deepsix
June 30, 2008, 03:25 PM
I'm a little dense, I finally figured it out — you undoubtedly meant the Jim March article. Thank you very much, it was very helpful to me.

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