SIg DA/SA Drills

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    SIg DA/SA Drills

    I picked up a P226 with the DA/SA trigger. First, I love this gun. Second, are there some drills I could do to help me transition from the DA to the next shots in SA?

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    Just shooting it is the best drill. I suggest 2 shots at a time - not double-taps, but 2 discrete shots, then decock, and repeat. You get a lot of 'transition' practice that way. And don't fall into the mindset that the first shot is a throwaway because of the DA-to-SA shift!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    ... don't fall into the mindset that the first shot is a throwaway because of the DA-to-SA shift!
    I was leaning that way, but thought, hey stupid don't waste that shot!

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    Practice practice practice.

    The longer you do it the less you notice it.
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    I don't know why, and this may be really weird to some and puzzling to me, but I have found my first shot DA (sig229) is more accurate than my second (SA) shot!!! My usual carry is a 1911 which makes it even more a puzzler to me.

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    It is really not the big deal people make it out to be. Shoot it enough and you just get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Just shooting it is the best drill. I suggest 2 shots at a time - not double-taps, but 2 discrete shots, then decock, and repeat. You get a lot of 'transition' practice that way. And don't fall into the mindset that the first shot is a throwaway because of the DA-to-SA shift!
    Sound advice. Take it and do it. Anything can be accomplished with the right technique. And that is it.
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    Looks like we're all on the same page so far at least.

    That DA trigger will get better with use but the cartoonish character will never go away. It ain't no revolver. You'll just have to get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaikane0812 View Post
    I don't know why, and this may be really weird to some and puzzling to me, but I have found my first shot DA (sig229) is more accurate than my second (SA) shot!!! My usual carry is a 1911 which makes it even more a puzzler to me.
    How fast are you shooting? I see that sometimes when the first shot breaks just as the sights are "on target". In the split second before the next shot you make subconscious adjustments to grip and sight alignment or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Just shooting it is the best drill. I suggest 2 shots at a time - not double-taps, but 2 discrete shots, then decock, and repeat. You get a lot of 'transition' practice that way. And don't fall into the mindset that the first shot is a throwaway because of the DA-to-SA shift!
    That really good advice because it incorporates decocker training too which is just as important as trigger control in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnaengus View Post
    I picked up a P226 with the DA/SA trigger. First, I love this gun. Second, are there some drills I could do to help me transition from the DA to the next shots in SA?

    Thanks
    I also have a P226 that I practice with. Another DC member, Tangle, told me that in a gunfight three shots are usually fired which means that one third of your practice shots should be in DA. I usually shoot 15 to 20 rounds straight in DA only. Now, believe or not, my DA groupings are better than the DA/SA shots. I think that is because the trigger squeeze is longer in DA and I don't rush the shot (which is a surprise when it breaks). I have more confidence in my DA shot than any other!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Just shooting it is the best drill. I suggest 2 shots at a time - not double-taps, but 2 discrete shots, then decock, and repeat. You get a lot of 'transition' practice that way. And don't fall into the mindset that the first shot is a throwaway because of the DA-to-SA shift!
    Bingo! Learn to shoot DA. Then the following SA becomes all the easier. People who complain they can't gat the DA/SA thing haven't tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Bingo! Learn to shoot DA. Then the following SA becomes all the easier. People who complain they can't gat the DA/SA thing haven't tried.

    This! Oh and what gasmitty, and Glockman10mm say.

    I don't have any DA/SA pistols on hand but am warming up to the notion the more I consider it.
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