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Assuming you have a DA/SA pistol like a P228, should I practice cocking the hammer while drawing or should I just practice taking the first shot in DA?
 
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Depending on if it is your only CCW, and what other pistols you have.

I would carry it cocked, or expect, and prepare for, the first shot to go wild. IOW, never hesisitate for the second shot. The cocking process during a draw can bring problems, but can be mastered.

On the DA first shot, my P-99 pulls to the 8 o'clock position. So I carry it cocked in SA. My Kimber 1911 is deadly accurate for me because of the SA trigger. The SA P-99 and SA Kimber are not too awfully different, so the way I adjust is to carry the P-99 cocked.

I would try to get used to the DA trigger, or have a smith sweeten it up.

YMMV.
 
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ahhh Good ideas. Sounds good. Looks like you banged that one.
 
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Tareeka Babooga said:
I would carry it cocked, or expect, and prepare for, the first shot to go wild. IOW, never hesisitate for the second shot. The cocking process during a draw can bring problems, but can be mastered.
Wow, you don't often see a recommendation to carry a pistol in Condition Zero - cocked and unlocked. It can be done, but if someone has to ask about it, they probably aren't a proficient enough shooter to do it safely.

Just practice the DA/SA transition. You'll probably never hit as fast/well as with a gun with a consistent trigger, but these guns have been successfully used for defense for many decades.

Cocking the gun as you draw can be done but takes a lot of practice to do without fumbling. You are also setting yourself up for allegations that you shot your opponent by accident rather than intentionally. Not good.
 

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leeindy said:
use the weapon the way it was designed.
I have to agree, but you should practice either drawing and at the same time cocking or drawing and DA firing. See which works for you and go with it. I wouldn't recommend walking around with a cocked revolver.... :shock:
 
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