What is the difference between DA and SA/DA?
I'm only 20 (getting ready to buy once I turn 21 in Nov.) and i'm pretty new to handguns and i've been trying to look up info online about the differences between DA and SA/DA and still can't make heads or tails of it. Heres what I've gotten out of it so far. Please correct what I have wrong:
DA - Put the magazine in, rack the slide, good to go correct?
SA/DA - Put the magazine in, rack the slide, then heres where i'm confused. after you rack it, do you have to the cock the hammer back or does it stay back, if it stays back then whats the difference between that and just DA.
i read online, which confused me more, that after the first shot then the gun is DA. so I guess i don't understand what about the gun is SA.