Bingo, as far as I'm concerned. To carry a loaded firearm on your person whose operational characteristics you do not thoroughly understand is stupid, IMHO. The gun, however, is not defective.Gunstar1 said:Not if you knew it had no transfer bar, knew what that meant, and carried it anyway.
The lawsuit alleged the Model 83 five-shot revolver was defective because it failed to conform to express representations by the company that the firearm was one of the "world's finest" handguns specifically designed to give any user safety, top quality and dependability.
The complaint said the company also failed to warn of the dangers associated with using the gun.
Spence [the attorney for the man who shot himself] said experts for the plaintiff said all revolvers should be designed with transfer bars to ensure that the only way to discharge the weapon is by "fully cocking the hammer and pulling the trigger."
Baker said the company sells "quite a few" of the Model 38 handguns. He said the gun has a "manual" safety and the use of the gun is outlined in the manual. [Is this true?]
"It's very effective, and it doesn't fail," Baker said. "Because these guns are used in such harsh conditions and dangerous conditions, we go for something that is as close to absolutely reliable as you can get."
But Spence called on the company -- and several others producing revolvers with "the same defect" -- to recall and stop producing "these defective guns."
Ahhhh, but you can! Happens all the time.slabertooch said:If I buy a car without air bags, and the manufacture informs me of this in the manual, I can't sue them if I get into a wreck and hurt myself because the non-existent airbags didn't deploy.