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Old 04-25-2009, 06:30 AM
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Question taurus pt99 double action???

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i am confused about whether the taurus 99 is also a double action.

on all the sites that sell the 99's, the action is described as only single action, i.e. see:


but on the other hand the official taurus site says its both da and sa, see:


so which is it?
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:15 AM
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The only ones I've ever handled are DA/SA, although they can be carried "cocked and locked" and used as a SA, like a 1911.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:17 AM
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I have the older PT99 AF is both single or double action smooth and accurate.It is ambedextious on the safety.Great gun .I carried for years on duty,liked it better than the dept iss glock 17
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:38 AM
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Its a traditional DA.

What that means is that when the chamber is loaded and the hammer is forward, the first shot is fired double action. The slide cocks the hammer and the rest of the shots are single action, until you lower the hammer again.

The confusion comes in from modern retards who think Glocks, XDs and other striker fired guns are double action onlys, when in fact they are actually single actions.

The Glock is half cocked and unlocked. The XD is fully cocked. Both are in reality single actions, not double actions only, as the firing pin is COCKED and not at rest, when the chamber is loaded.

WHich is why the new tactical tupperware half cocked and unlocked guns lead the way in accidental discharges, compared to "traditional" single actions like the Beretta/Taurus 92s, the, the Ruger P-85s and the Sig P-226s.

I think the traditional double action style lockwork was first financially successful in the Walther PPK and P-38 pistols.
S&W thought it was the wave of the future when they came out with their model 39 pistol in the 50s. However it didn't really catch on until the 70s and 80s.
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