DA/SA Pistols...

DA/SA Pistols...

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    DA/SA Pistols...

    I know there are a few here who are not fans of the DA/SA trigger... But to those who regularly use/carry a DA/SA, is the transition from that first DA shot to SA that big of a deal? I have had Glocks and M&Ps for a while now and while I am sure they're fine pistols... Just not for me. So I picked up a SIG Pro 9 mm and I have spent about 500 rounds just transitioning from that first DA shot to SA. My first two shots at about 7 yards are 1 1/2 - 2" groupings... Not too bad... But getting better. I just got a CZ P01, and my groupings are at about 1" or so at the same distance. What are your thoughts? I think that if you're familiar with the trigger, it is not a detriment, even in a panic or high stress situation.

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    I would argue it is not that big of a detriment. What I would suggest is shooting the DA pull for the majority of your training. It will help improve your accuracy overall. But if you like it, I don't think it will be a detriment to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toorop View Post
    I would argue it is not that big of a detriment. What I would suggest is shooting the DA pull for the majority of your training. It will help improve your accuracy overall. But if you like it, I don't think it will be a detriment to you.
    That's what I've been doing, when I chamber a round, I decock and fire one from DA, then follow up with a few in SA mode. I have been getting what I believe to be pretty good groups.

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    Love my SIGs. You get used to the DA/SA trigger pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    Love my SIGs. You get used to the DA/SA trigger pretty quick.
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    My S&W 457 is my EDC, its DA/SA. I do not have an issue with the first shot or other follow up shots. You are correct in training yourself. I carry it without the safety/decocker engaged.
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    if you can keep an open mind, and it sounds like you have--one can adjust
    to a great many different flavors. PMA trumps 'can't do causeism' near every time
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    Love my SIGs. You get used to the DA/SA trigger pretty quick.
    X3. For me it's not that big of a deal, I barely notice the switch anymore. I'm sure it's just become a subconscious thing that my body makes the adjustment without me having to think about it now.
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    I was raised shooting the Beretta 92fs and now caryy the PX4. I like the setup on my carry gun. Just like Harryball I carry one in chamber with safety/decoker off. AS long as you train with it and are comfortable I see no problem. I have fired many other guns my friends own and like them, I'm just more comfortable with the DA/SA setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowbait View Post
    X3. For me it's not that big of a deal, I barely notice the switch anymore. I'm sure it's just become a subconscious thing that my body makes the adjustment without me having to think about it now.
    Yeah... I think that most who have a less than pleasurable experience with a SIG or SIG-like trigger, are simply not used to it. I was always scared away due simply to the fact that I read several posts where someone shot a friends SIG or other DA/SA pistol and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with the first shot. I admittedly have missed out on owning some of what I consider to be very fine pistols because of my fears... The CZ P01 is a dream...

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    Love my fnx 9 da/sa. I've spent a good amount of time recently practicing da only. After that first da shot it doesn't seem to be a problem at all with follow up shots.

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    Never had a problem with the transition. As for the P-01, probably the sweetest shooting gun I have, other than my DW 1911.
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    I've had DA/SA pistols from a half-dozen manufacturers. Never a problem. If you have the time to thumb-cock for the first shot, fine. If not, the DA first round beats having to fool with a safety, IMHO.

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    I love DA/SA took my kid shooting last week and his choose was DAO for his favorite gun (FNP-9)
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    I have a striker fired DA/SA. The gun has a decocking lever. This particular gun
    is exceedingly easy to get into SA mode with a light and short movement of the slide.
    So much so, that I often double and triple check that the striker is not cocked (a visible
    red protrusion from the rear of the slide).

    I seldom practice fire DA and then SA. I am convinced that in a pinch
    I will get the first DA shot off perhaps a tad low, but quickly, and then be
    good to go on subsequent SA mode. OR, I will have racked the slide the
    short distance necessary as I withdrew the gun from the holster.

    I can't speak for other makes, models, brands, and certainly not for
    the particular gun mentioned by the OP. I'm just "sayin" that for myself
    and with my particular weapon, I think this is a non-issue.

    Must add, mine is used much more as my bedside gun than a carry gun; my carry gun is SAO carried
    cocked and locked. I'd almost certainly have a second or so to rack the slide half an inch and
    get it cocked; but if not DA will do.
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