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    DA pull on a big bore

    For a long time I only had one gun that was DA/SA and that was my Beretta 92 in 9mm. I always hated that DA pull! I now have an HK .45 in the same set up and I have noticed that I donít notice too much of a difference shooting the gun DA with the .45 round kicking so much. I really feel that I would have no problem carrying it with the hammer down. Has anyone else noticed this, moving up in calibers?

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    I think it's mainly the gun.

    Once I changed the hammer spring on the Beretta 92FS i prev had, it made it easier. I have both a HK USP and USp compact (in 9mm) - the Da pulls on them are kinda heavy. But, I keep them cocked and locked, so it's not an issue.

    I find the DA trigger on my P99c is not that heavy. Probably the lightest DA trigger pull I have felt on a DA/SA.

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    Be careful in making any modifications to you carry gun. It could really hurt you if you have to use it. I've been reading about a lot of cases when someone uses their gun in self defense and they get sued because they lighten the trigger pull. Iím doing this to my Glock 21c because I will never carry it, itís to dam big. I think Iíll paste this over in the CCW thread also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy
    I've been reading about a lot of cases when someone uses their gun in self defense and they get sued because they lighten the trigger pull.
    Can U provide some sources? I have seen this worry posted many times, and there have been threads on it on many other gun sites - But ultimately, the consensus on all those threads was that no one has even been sued because of this, but it COULD happen. I'd swear I read basically the same thing in a gun magazine some place.... Have never seen any truth to those stories prior to what you just stated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    I think it's mainly the gun.

    Once I changed the hammer spring on the Beretta 92FS i prev had, it made it easier. I have both a HK USP and USp compact (in 9mm) - the Da pulls on them are kinda heavy. But, I keep them cocked and locked, so it's not an issue.

    I find the DA trigger on my P99c is not that heavy. Probably the lightest DA trigger pull I have felt on a DA/SA.
    Well what I mean by this is that my Beretta and HK have similar DA pulls. When I tug on the Beretta and only get the kick of the 9mm it kida seems awkward. But when I get the kick of the .45 it feels normal. Get what I am trying to get at?

    I was practicing with the DA pull on my last range outing because when I was at home practicing on draw and dry fire, I found that a lot of times when I pull the gun and take off the safety I will accidentally de-cock the gun. This doesn't happen if I draw and aim with both hands seeing as how I have my other hand on the grip to stop my thumb from continuing down on the safety. But If I have to shoot one handed I was kinda wondering what would be best. Have you ever noticed this? Maybe I just need to do a little more practicing with it. But if I was in a high stress situation I donít know if I would be able to click the safety off and not accidentally de-cock it.

    One other problem that I was thinking about was that if you held the switch in the de-cock position the gun will not fire. I head this happening to one LEO on another forum when he had to shoot.

    Military SF units have been using HKís for a while successfully so I wonder how they will carry the pistolÖ

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    I kind of know what you mean. I'm not 21 yet and don't have a CCW and also never had an M9 (Beretta 92) but have shot a Taurus PT92 and it's basicly the same gun only a different name. I really didn't mind the DA trigger pull. I think it's a lot safer keeping the gun that way. It don't take long to thumb the hammer and aquire your target. Believe me I have tried and it's no big deal. I have also fired it from DA trigger mode and it's not hard at all either. I guess it's just a thing where you have to be familiar with your gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    I kind of know what you mean. I'm not 21 yet and don't have a CCW and also never had an M9 (Beretta 92) but have shot a Taurus PT92 and it's basicly the same gun only a different name. I really didn't mind the DA trigger pull. I think it's a lot safer keeping the gun that way. It don't take long to thumb the hammer and aquire your target. Believe me I have tried and it's no big deal. I have also fired it from DA trigger mode and it's not hard at all either. I guess it's just a thing where you have to be familiar with your gun.


    Planning on thumbing the hammer back in a defensive situation is a recipe for disaster. Either carry condition 1, or plan on a DA first shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    I'm not 21 yet and don't have a CCW and also never had an M9 (Beretta 92)
    Get a little real world experience and check back with us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    It don't take long to thumb the hammer and aquire your target. Believe me I have tried and it's no big deal.
    Let me know how that works out when you really need that first shot under stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    I'm not 21 yet and don't have a CCW and also never had an M9 (Beretta 92)
    Get a little real world experience and check back with us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    It don't take long to thumb the hammer and aquire your target. Believe me I have tried and it's no big deal.
    Let me know how that works out when you really need that first shot under stress.
    You know there are people that carry with out a round in the chamber...

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    Been my experience that if you walk hunting in the woods without a round in the chamber (rifle, pistol, revolver, shotgun) you will get real hungry before you kill something.

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    I was talking about target shooting. An HD situation I would use my revolver. Also, don't talk to me about real world experiences unless you know me in real life. It makes you look real bad on public forums. :P :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-
    You know there are people that carry with out a round in the chamber...
    Yes I do, and I wonder why they bother to carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut-
    You know there are people that carry with out a round in the chamber...
    Yes I do, and I wonder why they bother to carry.
    Because maybe they don't want to shoot their hip off. Some people aren't educated enough to handle a condition 1 handgun. Who cares. As long as they're comfortable with what their shooting then just leave them alone. They know how to handle themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maser
    I was talking about target shooting. An HD situation I would use my revolver. Also, don't talk to me about real world experiences unless you know me in real life. It makes you look real bad on public forums. :P :-D
    Well tell us about you real world experiance I always willing to listen to a not 21 yet, old experiance shooter. Might learn something. :-D As for how I will look. Well I old enough I really don't care what people think

    If you carry a pistol not fully loaded or ready . Your asking to get killed. because its just false security.

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    Ok, everyone has been civil so far, but I can see this getting bad in the future... Play nice :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Ok, everyone has been civil so far, but I can see this getting bad in the future... Play nice :-D
    Yeah, I appologize. I just don't like people acting like they know me or my shooting skills when they know nothing about me.

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    You know there are people that carry with out a round in the chamber

    Once again - recipe for disaster

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    So has anyone else with an HK experienced any of the things I talked about or have any advice?

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    Well, I used to carry and fool with 1911s so much that the thumb safety usage comes easy. Some people leave their thumb on the thumb safety while firing. This never felt right to me on a 1911, and you are right - you can accidentally decock the USP if U do this.

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