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Old 04-08-2004, 12:32 PM
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what about DOA pistols

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First off, I 'm a newbee here, and I am finding the differant opinions and conversation really interesting. I belong to a knife forum ( knives are my first love ) and finding this site about guns is cool.
I been reading the thread on revolvers vrs semi's and was wondering about you guy's ideas on DAO pistols.
They seem to be popular with some police forces and private citizens. I hear they are a little more " attorney friendly "
My dad was a cop and I grew up with revolvers. Shot em all the time at various ranges including the one he built in our house.
Being new to carrying a CW I am a little intimated with a DA/SA pistol. Thats why I bought the 2 " snubbie. But the more I look around the more I wonder about getting a DAO pistol.
So lets further compare revolvers vrs sa/da pistols vrs dao pistols ????
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:17 PM
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Like the concept for small concelament pistols...esp. if not carried in tradtional belt mounted holsters. Can put the hammerless revolvers in the same catagory. These modes of carry are more liekly to flip safety levers to unexpected positions...would prefer them to be "slick sided" with no levers/buttons/switches to manipulate.

As he size increases, my like for the DAO auto decreases. Just seems that when strapped down to a full sized holster riding on a belt, should be just as comfortable with a DA auto as with a DAO auto.

Think the "whoops" excuse is getting old. Been some well publizied "adcciendtal" shootings that were blamed on the SA feature. Fact still remails, the gun was pointed at someone, trigger pressure applied, and the gun fired.

Is it an accident when the gun does what it was designed to do, and you pulled the trigger?...or is it human error and bad jusdement? If I picked up an electric drill and drilled a hole theough you, is it an accident becasue I didn't know the drill was plugged in? ...or that the drill only had a 3.7pound trigger and I'm use to a 4.5pound one?

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Old 04-08-2004, 02:27 PM
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The only real advantage I could see in a DAO revolver would be that since they don't have a hammer spur, it is less likely to snag up on clothing while drawing the gun. Maybe less likely to unknowingly trip the hammer if it gets caught on something, too.
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:29 PM
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Been thinking about DAO pistols.
I know when I have shot my m92 Tauris 9 mm. As I have been practicing on the range...Especially, when I am trying to shoot it as fast as I can double taps and tripples Sometimes I am squeezing off a round before I mean too. The SA triger is just a hair and my finger is working before my brain is.
It is a concern, that I could let off a flyer and miss the target and let a round end up in some innocent person.
Of course , that is where practice comes into play. And I admit I am not practiced enough Yet.
I kinda got a feeling a DAO might be the way to go for a everyday person like me
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:26 PM
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Right about that, gun doesn't "know" any better, all it can do is send a bullet to where the sights are lined up when you pull the trigger. HAs alway been the argument agains the DA auto..the SA fans use the consistancy of trib\gger pull from shot to shot as a "pro" argument, but the same cna be said for the DAO.

But a miss with EITHER of them still endangers non-intended targets...so the argument goes to use which ever one minimalizes the risk of missing...and in a high risk area, minimalize the risk of over penetration.
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