tweak548 asked in SportsOther - Sports · 1 decade ago

In guns, what does double-action mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Single action revolvers are what you see in the old western movies. The hammer must be "******" rearward to be fired. Double action means that if you pull the trigger, it will cock the hammer back, and allow it to fall forward as you pull the trigger. A double action revolver also has a cylinder that folds out the side, allowing mutiple rounds to be loaded at a time. where as a single action must be loaded one round at a time.

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