single stack, single action semi auto...


August 3, 2007, 09:48 PM
is there such a beast? if so, who makes it and where can i find one?


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August 3, 2007, 09:56 PM
There are several such beasts. The 1911 variants are the most common. SIGArms new P220 & P220 Compact SAO variants are now available. The Star BM is a 1911 looking 9mm that meets your specs as well. Additionally, many Taurus metal frame semi autos are single stack, and have a safety lever/decocker like the HK USP V1 which allows for SA only or DA/SA operation. I'm sure there are more I've not thought of.

August 3, 2007, 10:41 PM
HK P7PSP and P7M8. There are several striker fired, Kahr is one of them.

August 3, 2007, 10:42 PM
+1 to the previous. There are more 1911's out there than anyone can count.

I'll just add the S&W 952 to the list. It's pricey, but worth it.


August 3, 2007, 10:53 PM
You're asking the gun eqivilant of "Four wheels, engine, and two doors. Anyone make a car like this?"

Yeah, there are plenty of single-action, single-stack, semi-autos. The 1911 is immensely popular and there are plenty of other designs as well.

Mat, not doormat
August 3, 2007, 11:00 PM
1911, couple of sigs, various stars, P-08 luger, and the range of browning designed pocket colts, like the 1903 and 1908 models, the colt .380 government, the cz-52, browning buckmark, ruger marks I, II, III, and 22/45, colt woodsman, high standard supermatic, and a number of others, that i'm forgetting. So, if you like single action and single stack guns, have no fear, you can find nearly every size gun configured that way. From .22 target plinkers, and .32 and .380 pocket guns, up to service sized guns like the 1911, all the way up to the big boomer, the Desert Eagle.


Father Knows Best
August 3, 2007, 11:06 PM
Sure. Here are several from my collection:
From top to bottom: Colt 1911 WWI, Kimber Rimfire Super, Para Ordnance SSP

And another one:
Colt CCO (Gunsite Service Pistol)

August 3, 2007, 11:23 PM
:neener: Somebody had to mention...

Mat, not doormat
August 3, 2007, 11:28 PM
Oh, yeah, W.E.G., thanks. :rolleyes:

I was just trying to remember if I'd forgotten any other beautiful old guns I could have mentioned, and I saw that. Nearly lost my dinner. :p


August 4, 2007, 12:01 AM
BHP, 1911

Kahrs are not SA - they are DAO

August 4, 2007, 12:28 AM
And BHP's are not single stack.

August 4, 2007, 02:19 AM
The 1911 is available almost everywhere from almost everyone, the Sig 220 SAO is available in more & more places and the HK USPc 45 is available almost everywhere too :cool:

August 4, 2007, 03:04 AM
How could you not think of the 1911? :what:

August 4, 2007, 03:21 AM
sig P210. exspensive but oh so tasty.

August 4, 2007, 01:35 PM
And BHP's are not single stack.

Aren't HiPowers technically a staggered stack design (kinda between single and double)?

Yeah, 1911s are probably the most common/popular single stacks. If you are looking for a slender gun in SA, the Browning HiPower is thinner than the 1911 in the barrel, though the grip frame is a tad bigger because it isn't a true single stack pistol.


I gotta say, that is one mean lookin' Sig you have there!


My 1911, Springfield Armory Mil-Spec Government Model, 45ACP:

March 13, 2008, 01:05 PM

(I know it is old thread)

March 13, 2008, 02:02 PM
My old Luger P08 is a single stack, single action auto too.

With just a few exceptions, wasn't darn near every automatic pistol made prior to ~1935 a single stack, single action?

March 13, 2008, 03:51 PM
The Beretta U22 Neos is single-stack, single action, chambered in .22 LR.


March 13, 2008, 04:06 PM
Beretta 1951.

March 13, 2008, 04:19 PM

Here's a few for ya to look at..


Full size Sig P220, 8+1 and Colt Defender 7+1, both 45cal.

Here are two shorter 3" barrel: Colt Defender 45 and SA EMP 9mm, 9+1

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