Ever had that never-let-you-down old dog pal of a gun that just fit good-feels good-and you get to take for granted? Had it happen to me this morning-kind of a slow morning-so I polished off a little hard-work rust on my bobbed hammer of my M65 3" ...and just had to dump the shells and feel the trigger some. Oops-wouldn't open. I knew immediately WHY-with a Smith-the ejector rod's backed out and won't compress the locking pin enough--simple to tighten it back up-open up and unload. My point in posting is to remind us all to REGULARLY check every mechanical function of what we carry-even lint can ruin your day. If I had needed my gun-I'd have had a six-shooter and the 30 extra rounds I carry in various speed strips and speedloaders would not have been any help . I have time to sit and watch TV-sharpen knives, etc......no excuse but too comfortable with the old friend to check him out like I should-this time I got away with it-it's been 4 weeks since I shot it-all I can do is thank God and be more careful...and maybe not wait till jacket weather to carry my M649 backup EVERY day.