To Load And Fire

1. Do not load the revolver until you are ready to use it.

2. Note The loading gate cannot be opened unless the hammer and trigger are fully forward, and the hammer cannot he cocked once the gate i$ opened.

3. Open the gate. This permits the cylinder to rotate.

4. Turn cylinder clockwise, by hand, and insert cartridges in chambers.

5. Align a chamber with the barrel and close the gate. The revolver is now in its normal carrying condition - hammer and trigger fully forward and transfer bar lowered out of firing position.

6. Cocking - To fire the revolver, the hammer must first by manually cocked. When cocking the hammer, have a firm hold on the grip with the shooting hand, and DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER WHILE COCKING THE HAMMER. TOUCH THE TRIGGER ONLY WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIRE. With the fore portion of your thumb firmly on the hammer spur, draw the hammer fully to the rear until it stops. Then permit the hammer to move forward (it will only-move slightly) until the trigger engages in the hammer at full cock.

7. Firing - Once the hammer has been cocked, a light pressure on the trigger will disengage the trigger from the hammer. The hammer will fall forward striking the transfer bar and the revolver will fire.

A CAUTION: The recoil of the .32 H&R Magnum caliber causes the muzzle of the gun to flip upward with substantial force. The shooter need not be apprehensive, but be prepared. Keep a firm grip on the revolver and hold it away from your face when firing.

8. After firing, the hammer will remain down. To fire subsequent shots, fully release the trigger and repeat steps 6 & 7 above for each shot.

A WARNING-FIRING

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When firing any revolver be $ure all persons are a saic distance to the rr-ir of the shooter. When fired, all revolvers discharge gas and particles through the durance gap between the cvlindcr and the rear uf the barrel. These particles of lead, powder grains or lubricant are projected broadly sideways at high speed and flit* can injure a person who is standing loo close to the revolver. When firing any revolver, always be certain that nothing - including eillier of your hands - is in fhe path of lb* hot gas and PArtu'lcj. which are discharged from the front and sides of the cylinder. When shooting, adequate eye protection is essential. Shooters and bystander* must wear shooting gUsses. Hearing protection must also he worn. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing.

HOT GASES EXIT BARREL/CYLINDER GAP

DRY-FIRING: Going through the actions of cocking, aiming, and pulling the trigger of an unloaded gun is known as "Dry Firing." It can be useful to learn the -feel" of your revolver. Be certain the revolver is unloaded and that the gun is pointing in a safe direction even when practicing by dry-firing. The Ruger New* Model revolvers can be dry-fired without damage to the firing pin or other components.

"FANNING": NEVER fan any revolver. Fanning is an unsafe way to fire a gun and it is abusive to the revolver mechanism.

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