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Hello. For myself, single-action is first choice. The CZ-75's I own and enjoy are favorites not for their double-action capability but because they can be safely carried cocked and locked.

I do own an automatic or two that's not capable of Condition 1 carry and like 'em fine. An example would be the SIG-Sauer P220, but given my druthers, all of my autos would be capable of cocked and locked carry.

What are your preferences?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Mr. Camp,

I was torn between DA that can be carried cocked'n'locked and mission dependent.

I finally settled with the DA/SA cocked'n'locked as I figured I have a choice there anyway.

That may change if I get a certain itch though. I've been wanting a .45acp 1911, and while I've had many problems with the grip safety in the past, I found one on a CD that works for me... but... it's a CD and I still have problems with the others. The CD had a straight mainspring housing and let me narrow the problem down to that.

That said, this particular CD had a safety that slid- didn't click- slid like a friggin' Hi-Point or something. No way man.

I'll have to find something quality with a straight mainspring housing should I go the .45acp route.

Sorry about the bunny trail there.

Josh <><
 
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As a dedicated wheelgunner, I checked-off DAO. Of the several such examples I've tried I've been generally impressed. As an example, I tried the SIG DAK trigger models at this year's NRA convention. For me there is no comparison between them and the standard DA/SA SIG trigger. The DAO S&W's I've handled and fired have also been very smooth in trigger action. So are the Kahrs. If I were to ever buy another 1911, a Para LDA would be high on my list unless Colt would introduce a good DAO Commander.
 

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Make mine a single action auto as well. Although I have owned several Sigs in the past, I no longer own any DA autos. For second place I would vote for the Glock type action. I carry a Glock 22 on duty with a Glock 27 as a backup and have become quite comfortable with them in the last 10yrs.

Shawn

Whoops! just remembered that I still do have one DA auto, a Colt Pony .380.
 

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People normally dont really get a graphic example of how much better they can shoot with an SA.

In our more advanced classes we try to get students shooting good hits (like 4" groups or less) at a rate of about 5 shots per second (some are capable of doing 7 to 8). We also do things like stressing multiple hits by hitting a pepper popper several times before it falls (be careful here, as the angle changes be sure downrange is safe, bullets can go over a berm!).

I had a student from a big PD who was a great shot but he just could not hit a popper twice before it fell with his DAO S&W. I gave him my 1911 and he hit it three times! He looked at me and said, in all seriousness,: "I get it now... you cheat." He is right! :)

Onward,
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I prefer single action JMB style. However I own a DA/SA Makarov. Once you get accustomed to the long first shot pull, it is a good little pistol for backup.
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I voted DA that allows Cond 1...the option is something I never really use,but the second strike is kinda nice and I like the CZ design. :)
 
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I went for the single action. It was close as I do like my xd9 (combo single and safe) but I've had my kimber for several years and like it. I'll even admitt to owning an auto ordinance in 10mm years back. Can't say alot about it as I had it when I had only been shooting pistols a couple of years but it's what hooked me on the 1911 platform. I also have a mak but while it's a great little gun I do prefer to have only 1 trigger pull type on a gun.

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Single action. Even in revolvers. Once you're spoiled by that trigger pull, there's no going back.

I am interested sometime in shooting the legendary P220 and seeing what all of the hype is about but I suspect my Kimber Custom CDP II will still shoot better for me.
 
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Single Action. Spoiled by even the *bad* trigger pull on my ancient Combat Commander, then I did a trigger job on it, and it was a beautiful thing. There's also one of Stephen's 1911's I shot once upon a time, that pistol was practically telepathic. Single action ++.

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That's a tough question for me. I have owned single-action, traditional DA, Glocks and guns that can be both double action and cocked-and-locked (CZ75). I have found that I shoot all of them about the same. I shoot IDPA expert with a revolver and with the double action Beretta 92 in almost the same time. You would think I could shoot a single-action 1911 faster but I can't. I voted for the CZ type action but it doesn't really matter to me.
 

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Hello,

I voted single action, I just flat love'em.

Nothing, will ever come close to the High Power & 1911, for me anyway.

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THE SOCKMAN
 
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I voted conventional DA hoping that means the same thing as Traditional DA, meaning that the first shot is DA with follow-ups in SA.

I voted this way just because that is the style of duty weapon. It's what I'm used to shooting. I do carry a Glock as a CCW at times, but my primary CCW is a Ruger P95 in TDA with a decocker only instead of a decocker/safety.

As for the poll, aren't Glocks and XDs both safe action style pistols? They were listed as different options. Was this because the XD has the grip safety?
 
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I've found that while I shoot the best (most accurately with the greatest speed) with my single actions(Colt Enhanced Combat Commander) and "Safe Actions"(Glock 17 and Steyr M40), what I actually carry depends on the circumstances; for example, I often prefer my SIG-Sauer P225 due to its superb ergonomics, and my Beretta M357 Cougar similarly, and for its cartridge (.357 SIG)-ditto regarding my Sigpro, which is both more weather impervious, and I have both the .357 SIG and .40 S&W barrels. My Ruger GP100 3" stainless steel fixed-sight .357 revolver is a superbly balanced carry piece as well, usually stoked with either MagSafe, Glaser, or Remington Golden Saber 125gr .38 Special +P rounds...
 

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"A double action pistol is an interesting solution to a problem that does not exist!"

Jeff Cooper {USMC ret.}
Author, lecturer, avid hunter, founder of the Gunsite Ranch.
 

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Hello. I agree with the good colonel if just getting the bullet9(s) to the target accurately in the least amount of time
is the goal and only consideration.

Unfortunately, there are folks simply not comfortable with carrying cocked and locked or who are required to carry the DA automatic.

While I fully agree that the single-action automatic leads the pack in terms of accurate, quick fire in trained hands, I have personally seen some pretty fine shooting with the DA/SA autos. I do agree with Col. Cooper that for the same amount of training and range time, most would be performing at a higher proficiency level that with the DA/SA gun were they using a good SA.

All that said, my personal favorite remains the SA automatic.

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I prefer SA, but all the same I do love my little Kahr. It fills a personal defense/carry role well, and it's both pleasant to shoot and accurate.
 
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