- Dec 24, 2019
I have a ppq m1 coming soon. Buying guns makes slows my bladeforums activity.
That's like an Amazon A3 box in anyone else's hands.
YES! I have definite opinions! Suspense was too much, I had to make 10k just to respond to the DA/SA situation.
I'm an SA man. My first and possibly favorite pistol is a 50th Anniversary Blackhawk .357. My favorite competition centerfire pistol is a Kimber TLE-II (1911). So you understand where I'm coming from...
In a modern fighting gun (I am not a professional gunfighter, hate being shot at, and have no desire to ever be forced to fire in anger), I prefer DA-only. I want CONSISTENCY more than I want that light, precise trigger. Also because when the adrenaline drops, smooth motor control goes to sh*t, hands clench, consistency is key, and accidental discharges are to be avoided at all cost. After a super weird experience in a steel plate match with a 6" .38, where I couldn't NOT cock the hammer when the buzzer went off, I MADE myself learn to shoot DAO by finding a 4" HB S&W Model-10, bobbing the hammer (a replacement, didn't modify the original), and then entering IDPA matches in the SSR category. I learned that shooting a long, SMOOTH, medium trigger pull under pressure is not that hard and actually can combat flinch because you're forced to pull *through*. (made my best moving target snap shots in a state match with the Kimber, tho - surprised myself)
That said, I also like SIG's decocker. LOVE the P225. The P228 is ugly, but my buddy's shoots REALLY well in my hands, better than the 225. But... ugly. Tho if I were to pick a brand new SIG as a carry gun, I'd see if the P220 Carry Elite could be had in DAO.
Thanks for the insight! It's quite helpful. I didn't understand the appeal of a SAO, but now see how it could be really appealing. Also, I hadn't even thought about the possibility of a DAO.
And thanks for breaking the silence.
Time for more research.