CARRYING: Unlike "old model" single action revolvers, which should always be carried with the hammer down on an empty chamber to prevent accidental discharges caused by a blow to the hammer, the Ruger New Vaquero may be carried with all chambers loaded. When the hammer and trigger are fully forward at the same time, the transfer bar is lowered out of firing position and the hammer rests directly on the frame, not on the firing pin.
Any time the revolver is loaded, the hammer is cocked and the trigger is pulled and held to the rear, it will fire. Cocking the gun or pulling the trigger should only be done when you are ready to fire immediately.
NEVER DROP OR STRIKE ANY REVOLVER -COCKED OR UNCOCKED. CARRY AND HANDLE THE REVOLVER IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THE HAMMER WILL NOT BE STRUCK.
NEVER CARRY ANY REVOLVER WITH THE HAMMER COCKED.
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