Single action self defense shooting classes!!

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    Single action self defense shooting classes!!

    I guess to each his own, but I think this is going a little too far for a self defense firearm's class (On Shooting Gallery – Single Action Self Defense | Down Range TV).

    I wonder how many people actually carry full size (non-.22LR) single action revolvers for CCW?

    The negatives I can see are:

    1. ND issues (no hammer drop on some, and SA light trigger pulls on all)

    2. Slow speed (must be cocked for each round)

    3. Reloads (forget about it!)

    4. Recoil management (IMHO quite poor due to plowshare grip [the grip used on most SA's])

    5. Weight/size (Weight: A lot; Size: Big)

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    I agree. Not too many "cowboy" style full size CC happening these days. I suppose a number could be used in car carry environments.....
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    There is no doubt that I'm a dinosaur but that's a little too outdated for even me.

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    I ran into a guy the other day that carries a SA .45LC, met another guy in Montana a year or two ago that did the same.


    Not quite my cup of tea, but to each their own.

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    In Virginia a guy used a single action to stop a violent robbery. Happened 12 July 2009 in Richmond. I think he open carrying though.
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    Outdated or not, I would like to go that course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    Outdated or not, I would like to go that course.
    It's kind of neat class GM, but I as a DAO revolver shooter, I sure don't want to get into the unsafe habit of manually cocking my weapon before firing it. Under stress -- if I revert back to my old target shooting days on top of this SA training -- a ND would be just a few ounces away...

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    When camping, hiking I open carry a Super Blackhawk 44 Mag. I know it's not the best SD weapon, but I guess I've got a little Matt Dillon in me.

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    Hey if that's all you have....go for it.

    My very first handgun purchase was a single action. It was the only handgun I had for a couple of years....until I could afford more. I practiced regularly with it & was quite good with it.
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    Not my first choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Will B. Droopy View Post
    The negatives I can see are:

    1. ND issues (no hammer drop on some, and SA light trigger pulls on all)

    2. Slow speed (must be cocked for each round)

    -Bill
    An SA would not be my first choice either, but for the record, ND issues are less likely with an SA than many current generation striker fired guns. The common practice of carrying 5 rounds and leaving the hammer down on an empty chamber greatly reduces the ND potential of SAs that don't have a hammer block safety.

    Slow speed - no, that is not an accurate statement. A good SA person can really make one sing. I'm not good, and I guarantee I can empty 5 rounds out of an SA faster than you can shoot 5 rounds out of an auto. Its pure mechanics and knowing how to hold the trigger down and thumb the hammer. EXTREMELY fast firing.

    But I agree with the other negatives on your list.

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    Not really my particular cup of tea for daily SD carry though I do love cowboy guns.

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    I have a Ruger single six with the optional Mag .22 cylinder. Though I have other guns for carry, I wouldn't hesitate to carry that if I needed to. .22 Mag is a nasty round and I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of it. Single action means you're aiming and likely hitting your target. No problems here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by violinjim View Post
    I have a Ruger single six with the optional Mag .22 cylinder. Though I have other guns for carry, I wouldn't hesitate to carry that if I needed to. .22 Mag is a nasty round and I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of it. Single action means you're aiming and likely hitting your target. No problems here!

    Jim

    Agree about the .22mag being a nice little round, but the only gun I would consider using for CCW in that caliber would be a Kel-Tec PMR-30, with 30 rounds in its mag. (No single action 5 or 6 shot revolver -- that is virtually non-reloadable -- for me!):


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