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Photos and Article by Tamara Keel
It's a plastic, striker-fired world out there these days in the handgun market. Even longtime purveyors of classic metal-framed, double action autos like the Sig Sauer P226 and the Beretta 92 have been driven into offering polymer-framed striker-fired guns as a matter of market survival. Part of it, of course, is that when teaching shooting on an institutional level to people who may or may not do any sustainment work between qualifications, the single trigger pull of the striker-fired gun is simpler to learn and gets better results.
Double Action Auto — the Pros and Cons, Plus Tips on How to Better Shoot the Long-Pull Trigger!
Photos by Shin Tanaka
Nobody’s perfect! Before reading this article, take a moment and remember the time you accidentally dropped your phone, stubbed your toe on the wall that had to have moved, or made a mistake that you thought was right. Yes, you’re human — it happens. When it comes to handguns, the extra margin of safety in the traditional double action semi-automatic handgun (DA Auto) is driving its resurgence...
...No one capture more championships in "combat shooting" with a Beretta than Ernest Langdon, who started as a Marine and went on to win National and World championships with Beretta's, at one time working for Beretta itself. Langdon became the acknowledged part master of customizing the Beretta for maximum performance in this sort of work, so high on the totem pole, that when Bill Wilson at Wilson Combat started customizing Beretta 92s, he brought Langdon in as a consultant to train his staff of gunsmiths.
Way back when, a guy bought a SIG P220ST at a local gunshop. He then took that double action/single action (DA/SA) .45ACP and famously “tore down the house that 1911s built” at the 2003 IDPA National Championship and won the CDP title. Never an organization to be so inflexible enough to not ban pistols other than 1911s in the CDP division, IDPA changed the rules, making the P220ST illegal for the CDP division due to new weight restrictions (a newer, lighter P220ST was released shortly thereafter by SIG coincidentally)...