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    Crazy thought... Single action "modern" revolver.

    Nobody would argue the single action army and blackhawk are deadly weapons. Impart because of their large bore firepower and also the single action "target" trigger. Contrast this with the "combat 'double sction' philosophy" of accepting a log slow double action pull. Folks are bobbing the hammers and installing "combat" robust fixed sights on revolvers to make them fit a criteria. But why not go the other way? Why not mod say a S&W 686 357 to be a single action only? You could still load it with speed loaders. Crazy but a damn interesting project.

    I tend to think outside the box but this seems very intersting to me. I might just buy a 38 or :57 and grind off the offending parts to make it "interesting".

    Thoughts?

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    Why not just draw that hammer back each time and use it like a single action? I know my 38 Special double action revolver trigger is lighter when I use it this way. (..but then i just might be being silly)
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    Single actions, (i have several), though they may be accurate, light, convenient, fun, etc., are not anything more than what they really are. That is a fun gun that can be used for cowboy SASS and hunting. Try to keep up with any of the fellows that compete in shooting for any speed. Unloading is the real clincher. Even backpacking this Summer, I've come to the realization that a Glock may be better to pack along than my big 45 or 44. Hard to believe but true!

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    Consider the threat level. I pack a 5 1/2 inch Colt .45 on a daily basis. It is for the likelyhood that I need a gun. When I go to town I carry a 1911 with spares. for the big city, it is the 1911, spares and a .357 in the pocket. Each has its place. On the camping/trail trips, the SA Colt is quite adequate; for those who doubt, tread on me.
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    My revolvers that I use for carry I never cock. I pratice exclusive in DA only. My train of thought on this is two fold. One is in a stressful situtation DA will be much faster than SA and the likely hood of a accident with a cocked revolver is too much for my taste (all my revolvers are S&Ws with worked actions). Even my hunting revolvers I pratice a lot using DA because of the close proximity of game and the spook factor that cocking a revolver might have on them.


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