Why on earth would anyone want a DAO pistol? Why remove the option of more accurate SA shooting?
- GarrettLv 51 year agoFavorite Answer
It looks as if YA is still taken over by trolls. Practically all of them have drunk the Kool Aid poured out by the media to sell DAO handguns to naïve people. There is no logical reason to remove such a valuable option as far more accurate SA shooting. When I graduated from a university with honors, I soon bought two Pocket Handguns. One was a Walther "PPK" DA/SA semi-auto in .380 ACP. The other was a Smith & Wesson "Bodyguard" .38 Special DA/SA revolver that has an integral hammer shroud. There was also a DAO S&W "Centennial", but I did not want a DAO then or now.At 15 yards, both the :PPK" and the "Bodyguard" hit the bullseye well. At 25 yards, shooting both SA, the Walther was putting bullets all over the target, while the S&W still hit bullseyes every shot. My cousin once said my tiny S&W would only shoot across the room, so I shot a stone nearly the size of my head at 100 yards with it. He said that was a lucky shot, but in a few minutes, a muskrat emerged from a stream about 115 yards away, and I shot it too. If I had a gunfight with a man who carried a DAO, I could easily shoot him down long before he came within range with his far less accurate POS. Need I ask, why own a Pocket Handgun that will only shoot well at 25 feet or less when I own one that kills muskrats at 115 yards. Venus mentioned that I showed her an old "Guns $ Ammo" mag that had an article by that silly hack Wiley Clapp that said DAOs are best for everyone and another article by Combat Pistol Shooting champion Bill Wilson who said he hates DAOs. Bill and I agree that DAOs are terrible. It is foolish to remove the option of much more accurate SA firing. There is no logical reason for it. I minored in Philosophy and was asked to teach Logic by my professor in it, so do not tell me I cannot think logically, when I am an expert on it. The media is deceptive to the core. It praises any junk whose maker pays well enough in buying ads. I just sent a letter to "The American Rifleman" magazine published by the NRA discussing some differences between my tests of several handguns and those of their writers including that silly hack writer Wiley Clap who is now with them. My old S&W "Bodyguard" is exceptionally accurate. I have owned several S&W .38 Special snubnose revolvers and fired many more at gun ranges and some belonging to friends, and none come close to this one in accuracy. Several people have made amazing shots with it. It rivals my big handguns at long range. I am a trick shot. and I own an exceptionally accurate pocket revolver. The first time I ever fired a handgun at age 11, it was a US Army .45 ACP Colt "1911A1".and I beat my father and two uncles who had been shooting before I was born. At age 8, we were shooting cans on fence posts. I started shooting the wires on the fence. Dad and my uncles could not do that. As you see, I have been a sharpshooter since age 8, and I am a profound thinker trained in formal Logic. My principal said my IQ is the highest in my high school's history, so I learn many things amazingly quickly. With my wisdom and experience, I only fire Double-Action in quick draw firing from the hip into playing cards at 25 feet. If I need to aim, I use much more accurate Single-Action. I demand that option on any gun I think is worth owning.
- 1 year ago
Im no fan of DAO but you would be surprised how many that died when they tried to pull their CCW only to have the hammer hang up on clothing preventing the speed necessary to defend themselves.
- 1 year ago
Because with many hammer-fired pistols, the double action is the only safety mechanism engaged by the shooter. It is NOT safe to carry a 1911 loaded and c0cked without the manual thumb safety engaged. The DAO only market is for those that do not want a double action trigger pull on the 1st shot and a single action trigger pull on subsequent shots and they don't want a manually operated safety. The notion that double action is less accurate than single action is ridiculous. This is especially true for high-stress, self-defense shooting. You'll never feel the double action pull when adrenaline is pumping, but you sure as hell don't want to pop off a round before you intend to do so. The most important factor is that you find a gun you shoot quickly and accurately then PRACTICE with it. Shooting 50-100 rounds at the range once a month isn't practice.
- 1 year ago
the misconception is that a DAO has a lighter trigger then a DA SA
the reality is there is no proof of that.
the DA SA guns like revolvers with hammers are difficult to draw from a pocket because the hammer would snag on your pocket or the hammer catching on your shirt (although its never happened to me through drills atleast not from the hip)
i think smith had a great idea with the rounded off hammer spur but the exposed knob
as with the smith and wesson model 638
but i think the greater debate is concealed vs bobbed hammer
in summery, take away the SA take away the hammer, and it gains an easier draw from a pocket
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- 1 year ago
Double action only are much safer for a lot of people that dont have much experience with a long trigger pull for first shot then a live semiauto with a sensitive trigger til empty.
- Bear CrapLv 71 year ago
All handguns require hours of training and practice BEFORE you find whats right for you. Then after learning how to use them safely and proficiently , then you can decide what works for you. I have very old handguns from match lock, flint lock to percussion cap lock. And then I have many semi-autos and DA and SA revolvers. Now since I have mastered all of them I pick one out for a certain use. They are simply tools for a certain job. So before you condemn DA or SA learn about them give them a try. I have a custom Super Black Hawk .44 mag that I can fan fire it to shoot faster than any double action revolver .
- BBeanLv 71 year ago
DAO is for the thinking people, so if one has to ask they either have no experience with DAO nor DA/SA nor the ability to comprehend the safety pros and cons.
- GlacierwolfLv 71 year ago
For a Service Pistol - meaning a pistol you carry in the open all day long - perhaps you are a armed guard or police officer...… having a DAO means it takes allot to make it go off. Say you have armed guards working for you - they get 20 rounds of refresher ammo ever two years..... which is awful.....would you want them to have pistols that took allot ohmp to fire or would you want hair triggers?
- HereticLv 71 year ago
Consistent trigger pull might be a consideration. Second tap on a misfire might be another consideration. I know, i hate the change between first DA pull from a decocked pistol and the subsequent 2nd SA pull.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 71 year ago
Safety for one. When you have a DA with the hammer back it just takes 4-5 pounds of trigger pull to make it fire. With DAO it will take 8 or more pounds to fire it. Consistency too. With a DAO each shot has the same trigger pull. No hard pull for the first shot then easy after that.