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Old 03-24-2020, 04:03 PM
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Mostly DA with all the wheel guns. Carried for self defense and that was the old training, so just kept with it.

In addition if you want to be "holster qualified" at my current local range, it is all DA at the command(s).

One BIG exception is my Model 29......just can't do 6 full load Maggies…..OK if running 44 Spl cowboy action loads.
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I regularly leave the range and realize I didn't fire a single shot in SA.
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99.99% dao.
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Mostly in DA but sometimes in SA.
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Always DA unless the shot is past twenty five yards or so.
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Double action almost exclusively.
Ditto here. I only fire single-action for a long shot that needs precision.
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Double action for everything except sighting in.
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Forced to learn to improve my double action trigger pull skills on my 422 and 642 paid off and now I use it most of the time on all my SA/DA revolvers.
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DA most of the time. Long distance fun is SA.
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Double action is what I originallytrained with, makes sense to me tohave that first hard pull.
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Another voice heard from-the only revolver I have that I shoot single action is my 17-3, though I'd say it's about 50/50 with it. All the others are double action all the time. I enjoy it, sorry I'm late to the party.
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I don’t shoot DA much, but sometimes I will for fun, to see how I group compared to SA. I’m usually pleasantly surprised and I should start doing it more often.
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Wink DA vs SA

I began shooting USPSA around 1990 and the club I joined had lots of people who shot a semi-auto for one entry and a revolver as a second entry. So, I've been a DA shooter ever since. When I sight in a new Smith I will fire the first few rounds SA to see where it hits, then go to DA.

I have a stack of Ruger SAs that I rarely ever shoot anymore.

One of the clubs I shoot IPSC-style has a long-time revo shooter who goes SA on long shots. My observation is it doesn't help him but he's habituated to doing it that way.
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Was doing some DA shooting today with a 3" 657 and 657-4 PF 2.6"....

Ran 12 rounds from 5, 7 and 10 yards slow fire then two strings of 6 at 5 yards rapid fire from each gun...

The DA pulls on these guns are heavy which doesn't help things...

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I practice both but with a heavy weight towards single action. I know I should shoot more double but some of my single action pulls are just so sweet. Lots of respect for all of you talented double action shooters, that's a skill that takes a lot of dedication to develop

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I think that in some of the cases where someone shoots DA more accurately than SA (or, at least, almost as accurately), the reason is that the shooter has never conquered the flinch. If you are prone to flinch, it will have a bigger effect when shooting SA than when shooting DA, because of the long trigger movement on DA before the hammer falls. If you've conquered your flinch, SA is MUCH more accurate than DA (especially if you've got a light SA trigger).

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