Which Takes More Talent?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by mcsmithy, May 9, 2007.

  1. mcsmithy

    mcsmithy Guest

    Which takes more skill (in trigger control) a single action auto or a double action only auto?
  2. formerCav

    formerCav Well-Known Member

    i have found double action in both autoloaders and revolvers to be more difficult to shoot then single action.
    I do however have an ex LEO model 586 smith (.357 with 4 inch barrel and target sights) that has a double action that is very smooth and it "stages" so you get to focus on the last sight alignment before you let it go. almost as nice as a single action.

  3. Nighthawk63

    Nighthawk63 New Member

    Single or Double action

    With either one I always cock the hammer so that when squeezing the trigger on a double action causes you to pull off target. Cocking the hammer allows you to not pull so much. I have not used a single or double action in so long I really can't remember which is best.
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    Talent or control?

    Controlling a DAO is more difficult than a SA (one reason I like the 1911).
  5. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    On the range with no one shooting back dao or da/sa is just a matter of concentration on the task at hand.

    When your desperately trying to deploy your firearm against a goblin intent on killing you.... its almost impossible to land hits where you want. More a matter of luck than anything. Its why i carry a xdm or 1911. Both are single action. There us no need for the trigger to cock the firing pin like in a dao, dasa, revolver, glock, m&p. Its the same trigger pull everytime.

    Im not saying you cant use them effectively but eliminating as much monkey business as you can between getting a round centermass may mean the difference between life or death. I carry an xdm over a 1911 because the there is only a grip safety on the xdm. All i gotta do is point and shoot. Trigger pull is the same light pull everytime no stacking or mushiness.

    For pure target shooting it takes a LOT of effort for a 1911 to get anywhere near the crispness that can be produced in a revolver single action trigger. Sig has a target version of the p226 that is simply mind blowing in single action.

    Anyway those are my thoughts take em for what any interweb opinion is worth.
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    I have a 6 inch 586. It is just like the one in my avatar. That is the smoothest double action I have ever fired. And in single it is probably as good as my 1911.

    But I can shoot just about any single better than a double.