Originally Posted by juststartin5272
I guess you could say that. I'm just getting into guns and I like the idea of just having to cock the hammer and the gun is good to go. Seems like it would be great for concealed use. The idea of a loaded chamber in a waistband holster kinda freaks me out but if I needed to defend myself racking the slide would take too long and be of difficulty. Hammer fired single action seems like the answer. But a 1911 is just too damn heavy.
Your misunderstanding the advantage of the single action auto pistol. It's not like an SA revolver where the hammer is at rest until you cock it.
The act of chambering a round with any SA auto cocks the hammer and these are pistols are not meant to be de cocked. They are carried "locked and cocked" and it's safe to do so. Trying to decock an SA only is a recipe for a negligent discharge.
Your comfort zone and experience level would be better served with an SA/DA, or a DA only.