View Poll Results: Single or Double action?
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I prefer double action!
I prefer single action!
Whats going on again?
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.
By now, after 5.5 months I started, I'm only shooting in DA.
With my S&W 627 PC I can very easily stage the trigger and have all the benefits of SA without its disadvantages
If the gun is just for general range use it really makes no difference aside from what you prefer. If it is to be used as a defensive firearms I would certainly recommend a double action for all of the reasons stated by other posts.
As far as which one I prefer...I like revolvers! I own both double DA and SA, ranging from .22LR to .454 Casull. Of the revolvers that I own, my two favorites are a 4" S&W 625 .45ACP and My freedom Arms 454 with 4 3/4" barrel and additional cylinder for .45 Colt, with a slight edge to the Freedom arms. This is due partly to the fact that I just like old cowboy style guns, but mostly because if you have ever had a Freedom Arms gun in your hand, you were holding the Swiss watch of revolvers, that is built like a tank. No doubt about it, the FA will out shoot the S&W any day of the week and twice on Sunday. This is no small feat either; My 625 is typical of S&W revolvers, delivering excellent accuracy. If I had to buy only one or the other, I would kick the kid out, and use the money saved in groceries to buy both!!!
Good luck with your decision,
I prefer DA. I have S&W K frames in 4 inch. If I want SA, I'll cock the hammer. I keep these around for SD and also take them to the range to keep the muscle memory in place for them. No matter what else I'm shooting that day, I'll put a box through one or both of the K frames.
DA in 38/357 is my choice for an all around fun gun and a great starter handgun. I am a huge fan of the Ruger gp100 and Smith k frames
I like a double action revolver most. Being you can still cock it and have the single action if you want. I have had tone of revolvers over the years. I have a 44 Rem Mag Super Redhawk with a 9" bbl that I really like to shoot but I don't all that often due to the ammo cost. I do reload for it though.
The best overall to me though is a 357. You can do 38's if you want to practice and save a dollar or two.
The Ruger GP 100 mentioned in TOF's post is a fantastic choice. I had one a while back but traded it to a smith. I come out ahead on the trade but I really miss that stainless GP with the 4" bbl.
If it's me I'm not going to let cost effect too much when I'm gun shopping. I went into a shop wanting a 12 gauge I wanted to convert into a house weapon but seen the Super Redhawk and it was going out the door with me I really like shooting a 44 mag though. If you get the chance check out the Ruger wheel guns. The Blackhawks, Redhawks, or GP 100's. They are usually not as high as a Smith or Colt but they are some really nice guns.
Like this one...mmwwaahahahhaaa
(Couldn't get the edit button to work so I made another post)
You might have a slight problem trying to conceal it but damn it's a blast to shoot!
MY first revolver was a Single Six. I just bought a NIB .357 Blackhawk and actually scored a couple of boxes of ammo! (See, it pays to patronize those small gun shops out in the country!) I plan on going to the range today to "deflower" the beast.
I like BOTH! ...samples:
For long range target/hunting- SA. Much simpler and lighter for the BBL length. Less expensive too. This one is zeroed for steels at 200y w/ a 240gr HP load.
(swirling winds in excess of 25-40 mph....sorry for the crappy groups, the stands kept blowing over/out of there rests...left paper 50y, right paper 100y )
For combat/PD- DA. For obvious reasons.
(first outing with these two- no excuses, lots of jerks and flyers- aint got a lot of pics of shooting/my guns so- tiz what it is.... )
By now, after 1 and a half years I started, I forgot how to shoot SA in my DA/SA revolver...
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