The Colt Python manual contained a caution to carry on an empty chamber. Once a piece of "safety advice" makes in into the folklore, it's dang near impossible to get corporate legal to let you remove the warning.When I first started working, I carried a S&W Model 19 .357 Magnum. There were some old timers that left the hammer down on an empty chamber
Especially when you consider that Ruger returns the original parts to preserve collector's value of the guns.Ruger will upgrade or replace these revolvers FOR FREE because of the known safety issue. Why people and FFLs that come across them don't bother calling Ruger for the complimentary upgrade or replacement is beyond me.