A friend of mine has a Henry .357 lever action rifle (neither of us has shot a lever gun before). We were shooting from the bench and noticed that with just a finger on the trigger (not holding the lever closed) when we fired the lever would drop to the point of almost opening the bolt. Is that normal in a lever action? Do you have to keep your hand on the lever? It mostly happened with +P's and .357 magnum. Lever opens about an inch, maybe inch and a half. I don't think the bolt ever opened. Also, how far should these guns be kicking out brass? His shells seem to roll out and drop at his feet. Some times they get hung up in the breach. I was thinking about getting one of these for myself, but after this... maybe I'll look at a different brand. Is the Marlin 1894c any better?