Long range or precision shots - DA or SA?
In all my handgun courses at Gunsite, I have been consistently taught to use DA for long range and/or precision shots, even if the gun offers a choice of DA or SA. Specifically, DA/SA semis and non-DAO revolvers offer the choice of firing DA or SA, but Gunsite says use DA.
It suddenly occurred to me I don't know why they recommend that? I might add, they probably have sound logic behind their position on this; I find that to be true of all of Gunsite's dogma.
Since one of the advantages of the 1911 is its SA trigger and it seems to dominate accuracy events, i.e. Camp Perry competitions, Bullseye competitions, and even IDPA and IPSC competitions, wouldn't that indicate that the trigger characteristics can/do make a difference and SA triggers seem to be the choice for precision shooting?
So if I have a gun like a Sig 226 or H&K USP with a DA/SA trigger, and I have to make a long or precision shot, why wouldn't I want to take advantage of the lighter, shorter, SA? Anybody have any thoughts about this?