dumb question...

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Helldorado, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Helldorado

    Helldorado New Member

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    Nov 23, 2003
    Texas
    dumb question....but whats the difference between single and double action?
     
  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    With a single action, you have to manually cock the hammer, and then pulling the trigger releases the hammer. With double action, pulling the trigger cocks the hammer and then releases the hammer.
     

  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Also, unless it is DAO, Double Action Only, a DA can be hand cocked by pulling the hammer back as an alternate.

    Most revolvers are DA (S&W) but many are SA (RUGER). Pistols may be either way. The most popular 1911A1, mil-spec .45 is SA as is the Browning Hi-Power, designed on John Browning's original semi-automatic design.

    This is, of course, over simplified but will give you a good general idea along with SoMo's notes.

    BTW, NO QUESTION is Dumb or overly simple. That's exactly why we are here. We have a fine bunch of congenial folks and a cummulative knowledge that you can't find anywhere else. Ask anything, any time and you'll get an answer.
     
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  4. Helldorado

    Helldorado New Member

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    Nov 23, 2003
    Texas
    thanx alot! yall are VERY helpful and i appreciate it!
     
  5. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

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    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    I ask the stupid questions around here thank you :p
    hehe
     
  6. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Now, FN, that ain't nice.

    :p :D :D :) :) :D
     
  7. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    800
    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    I am just making fun of myself hehe
     
  8. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Yeah, FN, don't be trying to hog all the fun stuff for yourself. :D

    There are no dumb questions. Just some people too dumb to ask.

    Pops
     
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  9. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

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    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    oh trust me I ask really stupid questions, :p oh ok I don't but hey I was umm yeah so you um yeah you um uhhh SHOWED YOU! *runs away crying*
    I need one of those signs that Jeff Foxworthy talks about (or was it that country singer), *bill is putting away the lawn mower smell of fresh cut grass in the air, me "mow the lawn"*
    hehe
     
  10. Helldorado

    Helldorado New Member

    73
    Nov 23, 2003
    Texas
    oh, one more stupid question....FN what in the world are you talkin about???:confused:

    :D
     
  11. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

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    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    no one really knows man
     
  12. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Sounds as though that were the - - - -


    - - - - - Sixty Four Thousand Question!
     
  13. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    Save me some of them drugs-- you guys are having way too much fun!
    To the original question: In a singe action weapon, the trigger performs a "single action'- it releases the hammer. In a double action, the trigger (1) "Cocks" the hammer, then (2) releases the hammer.
    'Course that definition would make an M-60 a single action weapon, huh?
     
  14. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Absitively!

    Posolutely!
     
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