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Old 06-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Is a single action revolver one that you have to cock the hammer before firing each round? Maybe a better question would be, what is the difference between single and double action?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolvers
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I appreciate that, but I'm in the national guard, and my service is horrible out here in the field. My internet isn really working, but this app is. However, slowly

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"The revolver allows the user to fire multiple rounds without reloading. Each time the user cocks the hammer, the cylinder revolves to align the next chamber and round with the hammer and barrel, which gives this type of firearm its name. In a single-action revolver, the user pulls the hammer back with his free hand or thumb; the trigger pull only releases the hammer. In a double-action revolver, pulling the trigger moves the hammer back, then releases it." Thank you for your service.

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Correct me of I'm wrong but a single action revolver only releases the hammer when you pull the trigger. A double action would both cock the hammer and release it in one pull.

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Thank you for the info, as well as your support

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Single action:Pull back on hammer and pull trigger to fire.
Double action:You can pull the trigger to fire with hammer down or pulled back. You can do either.

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Correct me of I'm wrong but a single action revolver only releases the hammer when you pull the trigger. A double action would both cock the hammer and release it in one pull.
Correct. Or you could use a D A like a S A and manually cock before firing. This helps with accuracy. This can be done unless the gun is a DAO "Double Action Only".
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Also a single action requires less pull on the trigger to fire the weapon. A double action is twice the effort to squeeze the trigger and fire the weapon. You generally can be a better aim in single action than double action. And a double action can be operated in either action, while a single action can work only in single action.

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Are you looking to purchase a revolver?

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