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Old 11-27-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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On a double action only (DAO) semi-automatic pistol with an internal hammer. Do still have to slide the slide backwards to cock it the first time in order to fire? I'm used to always cocking them by pulling the slide backwards, however from what I read on a DAO you wouldn't have to as pulling the trigger will cock the hammer for you. So what is the right answer?


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Old 11-27-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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You have to cycle the slide in order to cock the internal hammer


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Like most answers this one is "depends". You are correct that a true DOA totally is cocked with the trigger. A lot of guns now are not true DOA and you must use the slide.
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I think that what you read means whenever you pull the trigger discharging a round the slide cycles cocking the striker everytime
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The firearm I'm questioning about is my new SCCY CPX-2. It is supposed to be a true DAO and if i pull the trigger with no ammunition it it, I can see it engaging the hammer w/o cycling the slide first. So does this mean that I do not have to cycle the slide first to fire the first round out of it?
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The firearm I'm questioning about is my new SCCY CPX-2. It is supposed to be a true DAO and if i pull the trigger with no ammunition it it, I can see it engaging the hammer w/o cycling the slide first. So does this mean that I do not have to cycle the slide first to fire the first round out of it?
Once you do that the first time will it do the same on the second try?
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yes i pulled the trigger about 5 or 6 times without cycling the slide first....and it cocked and released the hammer each time.....since it was unloaded, the slide did not move any.
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Hmmm, sounds like it has the DA of a revolver in a semi auto? I dont have any experience with a pistol like that. :-\
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"yes i pulled the trigger about 5 or 6 times without cycling the slide first....and it cocked and released the hammer each time.....since it was unloaded, the slide did not move any. "

That is a true DAO. The firing pin will strike with each pull of the trigger. In no gun will the pull of the trigger operate the slide.
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OK, I thought and pretty much knew this what a true DAO, does that mean that I do not have to chamber a round like I would by pulling the slide back in order to fire a first shot? Also I have a Glock 22, I have heard that Glocks were double action then I heard they weren't. Do you have to pull the slide back to chamber a round in them to fire the first shot. I know they're not DAO though as dry firing it you can here hammer however it will not reset without pulling the slide back and releasing it, so I'm assuming its a DA/SA so does that mean I don't have to push the slide back to chamber the first round in it to fire? I know my Hi-point on the other hand is single action only and if you try dry firing it you can not hear the hammer moving and it says pulled in.


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