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Ammunition Selection for use in Light Weight Revolvers

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Due to the light weight of some firearms, inertial forces when firing can possibly unseat the bullet from its crimp in the cartridge case. When selecting your ammunition for both training and personal carry, it is recommended the following steps be accomplished at a range or other suitable location.

  1. Measure the Cartridge Overall Length also known as COAL (bottom of the case to the top of the bullet). Note that length and mark the case head with a permanent marker so it can be readily identified.

  2. In a suitable location to shoot safely, load the cylinder to capacity and index the cylinder so the marked round would be the last to fire.

  3. Fire all of the rounds in the cylinder EXCEPT the marked round in accordance with the gun manufacturer's instructions. Remove all of the fired cases and the unfired round. On the live round, visually inspect for bullet movement and again measure the COAL to determine if the measurement exceeds the original by more than 0.015".

If bullet movement, over 0.015", is discovered, those rounds are not suitable for personal protection/ carry and the test should be repeated with another type, bullet weight or non+P ammunition. Understand that even the rounds which did not meet the requirement for personal protection/carry are suitable for use when loaded two or three rounds in the cylinder at a time.

Read the Owner's Manual for your firearm.

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