Over the last few decades of CW reenacting, I have seen many inconsistancies. The most grievious is that of inspecting participants weapons prior to going into battle. I agree that all weapons should be safe when going out on the field to point and discharge them at one another. That being said I was wondering why so many inspecting officers and NCOs feel the need to beat the ever loving crap out out if some poor shleps 6 to $700 dollar investment? If you ask most gunsmiths they will tell you that the trigger should be able to support its own weight by the trigger at half cock. The same can be said for the hammer. Why do guys feel the need to hit the hammer and pull on the trigger until the dagone thing breaks. I know what you are thinking. If it breaks then it was a bad part. These things can happen with new weapons. You guys can call and ask the fine gunsmiths at lodgewood for recomended safe inspection practices. Thoughts.