This is a discussion on DA/SA Pistols... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Hopyard I have a striker fired DA/SA. The gun has a decocking lever. This particular gun is exceedingly easy to get into ...
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If you're shooting that CZ in da/sa that well, I've got to give you a lot of credit. I have a CZ75P01 and the da is really tuff. Now I mostly carry my Sig Sauer P220 Carry in DA/SA. I find that if you hold the pistol Very firmly in da, you can shoot very accurately with practice. I've got over 5,000 rounds through my P220 and now there is very little difference in the accuracy of the da shot vs sa shot. Just takes practice......
I think DA/SA is a more reasonable alternative to SA pistols than DAO anytime. DA/SA ought to be more popular than DAO.
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In a self defense fight it will happen close and fast. With a SA you need to think about a safety, and constantly worry about a cocked gun. With a DA you can just pull it out and shoot.
I love my CZ-82. It is DA/SA and with enough practice it gets better. You may dry fire in DA until you see less movement in the sights when you finish pulling the trigger. As far as in self defense, it won't matter. In DA at the range you will most likely be at you will hit the first time and the second and third times. I find that SA has faster time on the trigger when I decide to pull it but that requires dropping the safety. It is really all in how you train and how safe you feel.
My friend varied the same gun and he carried cocked and locked. I am more of a fan of the longer pull that DA requires in the holster if the safety gets clicked off. The holster I use could rub the safety.
Again it all depends on your training and preference.
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DA to SA is not a big deal. Just like riding a bike or skateboard, a muscle memory.
People will have their preferences with triggers and safeties.
I don't like thumb safeties, but wouldn't whine if it was handed to me for free.