This is a discussion on SA/DA in Connecticut within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Sgt Z Squad I am LEO in Connecticut, I guess my P.D. is going to have issues since we have DA/SA pistols. ...
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I hope to never find out, but if I was in a situation that had me fire my weapon at someone I probably would not fire only 1 shot? At that point who cares if the subsequent shots are SA or DA?
Couldn't the use of any gun be spun unfavorably? For example, a 1911 style carried in condition 1... although you and I may be 100% confident in it's safety, the hammer back sure looks scary to someone who doesn't know any better and it could be argued that it being cocked showed intent.
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#1 The instructor was an idiot.
#2 Their is nothing wrong with DA/SA in Connecticut.
#3 The idea of not cocking a DA/SA pistol for the first shot is driven by the fact you loose feeling in your fingers under stress, and your hands tend to contract as a stress response - if you go SA for the first shot, you are setting yourself up for a negligent discharge due to human stress reaction.
#4 The only "courtroom" issue with cocking the gun is that it opens the door to a claim of negligence - that you didn't want to shoot him, but you did so because of the factors in #3.
This isn't an issue in most cases, but if you are holding someone at gunpoint after they comply with your command to stop, and the unexpected occurs and you twitch - BOOM. Now you got some explaining to do.
Could it be an issue with glocks, or 1911's...yes, but it is a minor side issue that isn't worth devoting much time on.
Don't make it more than it is.
I only carry DAO, so I never really gave it much thought.