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Pistol Ranch
June 15, 2012, 09:39 PM
Please help me understand why anyone would own a SA only semi-auto pistol.
As I see it, single action is what the old thumb buster Colts had to offer..you had to cock the hammer for every shot.
If you don't have to cock the hammer for each shot are you really shooting a "single-action" pistol??
Just asking??

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David E
June 15, 2012, 09:41 PM
The gun cocks the hammer for you. The result is a trigger pull that's easy to manipulate, making it easier to hit the intended target.

Sergei Mosin
June 15, 2012, 09:55 PM
"Single-action" or "double-action" refers to the trigger and what it does. In single-action mode, pulling the trigger only performs a single action - releasing the hammer. In double-action mode, pulling the trigger performs two actions - cocking and releasing the hammer. What happens after the trigger is pulled is separate from the definition of the weapon's action.

JTQ
June 15, 2012, 10:23 PM
Here is the single action, in action, courtesy of STI and M1911.org.

http://www.m1911.org/STI1911animation2.htm

As mentioned, it has only the short, easy, single action trigger to learn, and you don't have to decock the pistol, you just engage the safety.

With a DA/SA trigger you must learn both the heavy and long DA trigger pull and the lighter SA trigger pull. After chambering a round, you need to decock the pistol, either manually or with a decocker/safety device, to get it to DA mode.

Pistol Ranch
June 16, 2012, 03:22 PM
Thanks, The light is now "on"!

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