Whirlwind06 wrote: Mr. Glock wrote:
Whirlwind06 wrote:I know it's just a sample of one and anecdotal in nature but I witnessed a guy shoot himself in the foot with a Sig 320.
It was at one of the BASS shoots. Cover garment got in the way, not really sure.
That reaffirmed that either TDA, DOA or SA with a manual safety were what I wanted to keep using.
I have been using mostly revolvers for quite awhile so, TDA doesn't really bother me to much.
Was that on the draw or re-holster? Figuring it is really hard to shoot your foot in a string of fire.
During a re-holster. If I remember correctly he had his back to the targets and was facing the back where everyone was standing.
That is usually the case, I think. I've seen a lot of folks who draw quickly, fire quickly and then slam that heater back into the holster. It is bad form, as in the real world, you'd want to check/access first anyway.
There is a bit of internet hate about the "look around", but I think it is an effective technique for a single person to use to remind them to look for multiple assailants. Sure, like anything, you can gloss over the check, but at least you aren't slamming the gun back into the holster. And, at least some of the haters tend to work in high tempo teams (SWAT or ex-Mil)...no team for CCers, you are on your own.
Turning back to DA/SA, I think the re-holster is the one time I agree it has a distinct advantage. As was stated, if you put your thumb on the hammer, it is a good solid tell-tale. However, even a lot of DA/SA folks slam that gun back into the holster, which wouldn't be too good if you forgot the de-cock (which does happen with newer DA/SA shooters). Personally, I think the downsides (heavier guns, DA/SA transition, de-cock, increased learning and practice time, unusual safety mechanism a la Beretta 92 outweighs that one advantage. I'm not sure the SA trigger pull is the advantage that it is cracked up to be, only based on the fact that rounds expended in most gun fights tend to be low numbers. Sure, at the range, it is a nice aid to accuracy, but so is SA revolver shooting (which is not for the street).
I ran a Sig 229 in IDPA a number of years ago, just to try it out. I was able to get over the DA/SA change on the first go-round, but always mucked it up after de-cock and a re-start on the same string. After 9 rounds of SA, that change back to DA killed me. And a 229 is way bulkier and heavier than a Glock 19/23, so it went down the road. Just my personal journey there.
But, nothing inherently wrong with DA/SA if that's your boat.
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