Double Action vs DA/SA vs SA

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    Double Action vs DA/SA vs SA

    Over on Glock Talk there is an interesting discussion regarding the preferred action type for defensive pistols today. A poster there made a comment that Glock type double action pistols and there brothers in arms manufactured by other companies (i.e., Springfield XD, Smith and Wesson M&P, etc.) were becoming more popular than sa (various 1911's) and da/sa (Sig Sauer, H&K, Beretta, etc.) type pistols. Of course, being that it is posted on the Glock Talk blog page you would expect folks to mostly come down on the side of pistols with actions similar to Glocks. I thought I'd post the same question/comment here to see if there may be a more balanced response from folks that frequent this site. For the record, I own Glocks, Sigs, CZ's, Smiths and Wesson, and Colt pistols and my edc is a Sig Sauer P220 Carry (da/sa), but also carry a Glock 30sf from time to time. What action type do you prefer?

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    I grew up in the company of mostly 1911's and Hi-Powers, so my personal preference is for a SA pistol carried C1... just what I'm more used to I suppose.

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    For a defensive pistol? DA. for a pistol that I was shooting with for concerns of anything other than accuracy? SA.
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    I prefer DAO with a short trigger reset for my edc.
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    Don't care as long as the trigger is the same every shot. I prefer DAO, but SA is ok too (though I do not like the attendant thumb safety).

    I don't care for DA/SA, but I can shoot them if I need to.
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    I've got different guns with all three trigger setups. For carry I prefer DAO because I pocket carry. For fun/plinkers I prefer SA. I've got a SA/DA but its a big old Ruger P90 that is to heavy for me to carry comfortably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Don't care as long as the trigger is the same every shot. I prefer DAO, but SA is ok too (though I do not like the attendant thumb safety).

    I don't care for DA/SA, but I can shoot them if I need to.
    I as well don't care for DA/SA. Could never get the hang of it. Figured it wasn't really worth the time to master it as there were other options available.
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    I like 'em all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
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    for a gun that i may have to defend its use in court, its a DA or DA/SA
    unless you are allowing my cowboy gun as a SA

    id love to open carry that. it was my 1st gun when i was 14 and
    with the 1st 5 shots im as fast as most any other gun;
    after them...not so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
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    I carry a S & W 457 DA/SA I love it.. I guess its what you get use to....
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    Not trying to fan the fires of discussion, but the gist of most of the Glock lovers argument is that the Glock trigger type lends itself better to quicker shots and is probably better for self defense since there is only one 5.5lb trigger pull and all are a like versus the heavy trigger pull on the first shot of a da/sa with lighter followon shots. They presented more evidence of the superiority of the Glock trigger by indicating that the majority of pistols shot in handgun competitions today are Glocklike and not Siglike. For some reason, I shoot my Sigs better than my Glocks. Not sure why......

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    I prefer the DA/SA action... but I like them all almost equally. Except DAO... I like striker fire type DA but not the long DAO trigger of a Keltec or similar.

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    If it goes BANG I like it. That being said I cut my semi auto teeth on DA/SA guns and am still extremely fond of them. I will admit, my BBQ gun is a 1911, and on work days, due to weight I carry a Kahr DAO.
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