Howdy Irshman and Ya'all,
There is no doubt there is going to be one hell of a lot discussed on this topic.
Here are a few more things to ponder:
As far as not moving the hammer to the safety notch after the gun is holstered, you are correct.
The rule states, "If used, the six-gun must be placed on the safety notch before the final holstering of the pistol before the "Shooting Commands" commence".
, Humm. If the "Shooting Commands" have not been given, can I not draw the revolver from the holster and do what ever? The "Final Holstering" is when the revolver is in the holster and the "Shooters Commands" are started.
Until the Shooting Commands are give, you, as a shooter, are still in the Load And Make Ready Mode.
One other thing. With the Colt and it's clones. There is going to be a thin line between those that do and those that do not use the safety notch. May even be a battle over revolvers used in the sport. Special rules for Colts and their clones over those without the safety notch.
I can see the legal councils consern over 'Holy cow, there is a safety notch on the Colts?' 'To make sure we are not nailed for advising our shooters not to use a safety, we better do something about this'.
As stated elsewhere, our rules are set up to eliminate the possibility of the revolver firing with the hammer down, why, because the chamber directy under the hammer is on a spent round or empty chamer.
One other thing on the use of the safety notch. Every other firearm manual you read talks about safety and the dangers of useing the weapon without following their advise. One of the last safety tips they convey is, "When ready to fire, take the weapon off safety".
Can we not make this a practice for shooters with Colts and clones? If you are still worried about liability, have them put the hammer in the safety notch before exiting the line. There, they have been told. No law suit!
Yeah, I know. Back in your Tee Pee
Van / W.O.W.