Thank you for the explanation, I wasn’t trying to give him a pass at all. He is an idiot. I was just curious because we are cautioned to lower the hammer slowly if you decide not to fire.No. I have several Italian-made Colt SAA clones like the one (Pietta) involved. The lockworks of the single action is very simple and safe, and made from better materials than the original. The FBI ballistics lab checked it out and said they could not drop the hammer without pulling the trigger or cocking the hammer with the trigger held back, the technique known as 'fanning' the hammer. Which I could have sworn AB alluded to in one of his interviews.