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What does "tight" mean?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Deepsix, Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. Deepsix

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    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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    I don't see a "Sticky" right above my post? You mean on this page?
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  6. Deepsix

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    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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