08 August 2016

Revolver Mode


Took Willard's Browning BDSM out to the range to see if it works.  75 rounds later, we think that it does.

The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.  The safety works backwards.

I really feel I should mention that at least once.  You could learn it, but you risk unlearning it on other guns where the safety works correctly.

I tried out "revolver mode" and it was surprisingly easy.  The trick is the hammer never rests all the way down, it rests at a half-cock which means you have to lift it a lot less than in a revolver or other DAO pistol I've tried.  The 12 shot group in the picture is my third magazine through the gun fired relatively quickly at 7ish yards.

It happily ate Perfecta 115gr FMJ and Freedom Munitions 115gr JHP.  No malfunctions of any kind in our 105 round fam-fire.

2 comments:

  1. THAT is why I don't own one... :-)

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  2. The BDM's designer Peter Sodoma claimed that Browning's lawyers foisted that feature on the pistol. The logic was that most other DA/SA pistol safety/decockers work as "fire up/safe down." Of course, that ignored the fact that most of those safeties were also mounted to the pistol's slide, and not the frame. This is the same reason why the Bundeswehr's P8 pistol has its safety/decocker arranged opposite what is found on a standard HK USP.

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