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Old October 2nd, 2016, 07:23 AM   #16
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How bad is bad? Ever since striker fired guns became the norm DA triggers (pistol and revolver) became the antichrist. It seems as if no one can shoot them any more and anybody armed with one is somehow at a disadvantage. I could not disagree more. There's nothing inherently difficult about a DA first shot. All it takes is a little practice.



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Man- I really like the DA pull on my P90. Don't have an 89. Gotta practice with it, and it will be fine.
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How bad is bad? Ever since striker fired guns became the norm DA triggers (pistol and revolver) became the antichrist. It seems as if no one can shoot them any more and anybody armed with one is somehow at a disadvantage. I could not disagree more. There's nothing inherently difficult about a DA first shot. All it takes is a little practice.
This. A lot of whiny heinies, IMO.
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My P90DC is my "duty" gun.
I carry it hammer DOWN, and you should too.
The hammer spur is too small to try to cock before firing.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE !!!!

LOTS of "dry fire" will train your finger and muscles.
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How bad is bad? Ever since striker fired guns became the norm DA triggers (pistol and revolver) became the antichrist. It seems as if no one can shoot them any more and anybody armed with one is somehow at a disadvantage. I could not disagree more. There's nothing inherently difficult about a DA first shot. All it takes is a little practice.
I have no issues with a DA trigger. I have no issues with a SA trigger. But I am in the camp of wanting the same trigger pull for every shot.

My work gun is a 1911. My BUG and off duty is a revolver. I want my first shot and last shot to be the same.

Just my $.02
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My P90DC is my "duty" gun.
I carry it hammer DOWN, and you should too.
The hammer spur is too small to try to cock before firing.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE !!!!

LOTS of "dry fire" will train your finger and muscles.
I agree on this. That little hammer is tough to reach easily with the thumb, even with my giant hands.

I would imagine that in a stressful situation, what you think is a crappy trigger will not even be an issue. Unless you are physically unable (like my wife was with my SP101), you won't be measuring the pull weight. You're going to pull it until it goes off...

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I have no issues with a DA trigger. I have no issues with a SA trigger. But I am in the camp of wanting the same trigger pull for every shot.

My work gun is a 1911. My BUG and off duty is a revolver. I want my first shot and last shot to be the same.

Just my $.02
But your first shot and your last shot are not the same. On the first shot you have to flip the safety before you shoot. I already know what your response to that comment will be. You practice and it's second nature. It's the same thing with a DA/SA transition. If you practice it will become second nature.

I'm not advocating one over another. SAO, DA/SA, DAO, DAK, DA revolver, SA revolver. I own and have carried all of them at one time or another. Carry what you feel comfortable with. All I'm saying is there isn't an inherent disadvantage with a DA/SA gun any more than there is with other types of guns. Practice, practice, practice.
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I wasn't saying there was an advantage. Just a preference. And the safety doesn't change the trigger pull. The movement of the finger to the trigger and flicking of the safety with the thumb is one movement. Press of the trigger is another.

I do own a Sig 227. I like it. Just not my preference for SD or carry. But I like it at the range.

Training is the important thing. Which is why I can qualify with my j frame the same score as with my full size duty weapon. Practice.
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