I would avoid the "John Wayne" notion of cocking the hammer as you draw the pistol...]
153: That's not what I wrote. I suggested using the thumb of the FREE hand, not the hand holding the pistol. If you normally use a two-hand hold, the extra digit will be RIGHT THERE when the gun comes up. And if you don't have a good grip on the gun, you're not ready to shoot effectively anyway.
Given the really heavy (and muzzle-disruptive) DA pull on most postwar PP-series pistols, I would be more concerned with getting off the first round accurately than with doctrinal adherance to the DA Revolution.
But...you will fight as you train, so to each his own. I made my choice 30 years ago.
Most of the folks in my CCW class used 1911A1 pistols, so they were already cocked and locked. All you did was flip off the safety and shoot. But those few using revolvers and DA pistols all had to use double action. I agree with the what you say Dave. Makes sense.In my concealed carry class we were taught to use the DA because in a high stress situation you lose the fine motor skills necesarry to easily cock the hammer. It also takes out one link in your reaction process.
Assuming you are referring to the S&W built piece, the Walther USA website gives the DA as 13.4 lbs with the SA at 6 pounds. On my stainless S&W PPK/s , the DA exceeded the range of my Lyman trigger pull gauge which is 12 pounds but it was beginning to pull the trigger so 13.4 sounds in the ball park. My SA pull was an average of 4 lbs, 13.5 oz. for five tries.Has anyone measured their PPK's DA pull weight or know what the factory estimate is?