TV Series | TV-14 | | Action, Crime, Drama
Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.
Carrying his sidearm the way he does, round chambered and the hammer down, makes a lot of sense for two reasons. From a theatrical standpoint you get the effect of his cocking the hammer. It also agrees better with his character who "sometimes likes... ...
In at least one episode, when Walt finds a firearm in possession of a character, they explain to the sheriff that "It's registered". Wyoming, like many states, does not require registration of either firearms or firearms owners.