What high stress situation? The only time you ever get the long SA pull is after you chamber a round and don't decock. I guess if you carry with an empty chamber that would apply, but for the majority of people that carry with a loaded chamber I don't see how this would come into play. Draw, take a long double action shot than all short single action shots, but none would be antistress shots.[b said:Quote[/b] (Nocturnal @ Aug. 09 2006,6:39)]The long first SA pull is to prevent accidental trigger pull under high stress situations. It's not meant to make the gun 'safe' for carrying. That's what the DA is for. I would never ever carry in SA mode. I can hardly imagine the level of stress when you're forced to present your gun from a concealed holster. Not the time to have an SA trigger without a safety. I shoot the DA a lot and it's trvial to shoot accurately at defense distances. Once the gun is drawn and there is a need for SA shooting you can easily cock it. Then decock before reholstering.
But if you insert a fresh mag after emptying one you're not in AS mode either, you're in short SA unless you decock.[b said:Quote[/b] (Nocturnal @ Aug. 09 2006,10:08)]Well you'd have to talk to Walther to see what they meant exactly but I imagine they were thinking of situations where you'd have the gun unholstered for a prolonged period of time but in SA mode, perhaps because you just inserted a fresh magazine after emptying the first. Someone thought the AS trigger made sense to add to a traditional DA/SA trigger.
I generally like to do alot of shooting in 2-3 shot pairs. Decock pistol, lower to low ready with finger off trigger, bring sights to central mass, double tap or mozambique, decock and go back to low ready and do it again.[b said:Quote[/b] (illspirit @ Aug. 10 2006,11:29)]When the state gets around to sending my CHL, mine will probably be carried decocked.
On that note, how often does everyone practice shooting in DA mode? Now that I think of it, the thought has only crossed my mind a few times at the range. Well, that, and, once you start shooting, it's too much fun to want to stop and decock after every round.
Then again, I suppose with the adrenaline in a real defensive situation, the extra weight of the DA pull wouldn't be all that noticeable...