I just can't stomach DA/SA on a carry gun.

I just can't stomach DA/SA on a carry gun.

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    I just can't stomach DA/SA on a carry gun.

    I really wanted a SIG so I went down and rented a few different models. I just cant get used to DA/SA no matter how many times I try. I hated my M9 while I was in, but I thought the SIG would be better. The 229 and 226 are very accurate weapons but I screw up the transition. 1911s are not a problem and Glocks are my current carry gun. I have been shooting pistols since I was a young man so this is not a new shooter issue. I just prefer a constant trigger pull. My P30 I always cock and lock but I really wanted to love the SIG. I shot the DAK and found it much more to my liking.
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    Thankfully, we live in America, where we have choices. And even Sig has choices, so if you don't like their DA/SA trigger, but like the feel of a Sig, you can use a different trigger system.
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    "I just prefer a constant trigger pull."

    Wellllll, thankfully, you can get whichever you want.

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    I like a consistent trigger pull as well. I was in the Corps long enough ago that the 1911 was still king. I used to have a S&W 459 & a Walther PPK/S but they were so long ago I don't much remember if I had problems making the transition or not. I'm guessing probably not as much as I think.

    I've been wanting a SIG for a long time myself, and am torn between the traditional DA/SA or a DAK. But like Buckeye said. You do have a choice of getting the DAK for most SIG models.
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    You can also get SAO in the 220 model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndo View Post
    I just can't stomach DA/SA on a carry gun.
    Dude, you are supposed to shoot the dog-gone thing, not swallow it.

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    I had to have my 229 converted to DAO by SIG in order to carry it per Agency regs. I'd been carrying revolvers until then so the longer (consistent) trigger pull was not an issue.

    Check the SIG site, there are SAO models available w/ a manual safety. I just don't remember which ones are available anymore.
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    My first carry gun was a SA/DA gun. I didn't have it long enough to say whether i liked it or not. But a consistent trigger pull is nice.
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    As a long-time Sig fan and owner of several other DA/SA semi-autos, I always thought a longer/heavier (DA) trigger pull on the first shot and a shorter/lighter (SA) trigger pull on successive shots made s lot of sense on a defensive weapon. A high round count pistol training course, where accuracy AND speed were emphasized, convinced ME that DA/SA is a bad idea on a defensive pistol. My opinion, now, is to choose either DA or SA and stick with it for defensive carry pistols.
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    Practice

    I would make two points - first, you have to practice the DA/SA transition before it becomes natural to you. Second, the DA trigger pull on a DA/SA Sig is so smooth that it isn't that hard to hit your target with the Sig while firing DA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trev869 View Post
    You can also get SAO in the 220 model.
    +1

    And if you can get one to try out I think you'll find it has one of the smoothest "from the factory" triggers you will find!
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    I also could not get used to DA/SA. Give me either DAO or SAO but not a mix of both.
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    The DA/SA transition is not a problem for me but, you could always quickly "thumb cock" a DA/SA SIG and take your first shot that way. Not a very common thing to do these days but. historically it was done quite often. If it turns out that you don't need to shoot then simply hit the decocker to drop the hammer back down.
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    Kinda like DA/SA. I never had an issue, and, guns like the cz-75 give you the option of even cocked and locked.
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    I like DA/SA just fine. I like SA. I have no use for loathsome DAO triggers.
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