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Old March 26, 2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Other than the 1911 what other semi-autos are available in SAO?

I'm still trying to wade through the almost overwhelming selection of semi-auto handguns available on the market.

One thing that I haven't been able to get info on is what makes and models are SAO other than the 1911. Ideally it would be something that's chambered in a "self-defense" type load ie .38 or greater.

Can someone either point me in the direction of a list some place or jot down the SAO semi-autos they know of off hand?

Thanks in advance.
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Old March 26, 2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Old March 26, 2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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Old March 26, 2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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I think there are a couple of Sig models that can be had in single action as well.
The High-Power is still at the top of heap.
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Old March 26, 2010, 11:53 AM   #5
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Beretta PX4 has the type C "Constant Action"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_Px4_Storm
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Old March 26, 2010, 01:02 PM   #6
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The HK P7!!! It is such an amazing pistol and truly a work of art... I think everyone should have one. I personally like the p7m8 better but it comes with a much larger price tag.
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Old March 26, 2010, 01:09 PM   #7
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Springfield Amory's XD & XDm line. You can get this in a variety of calibers and sizes to suit your needs.
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Old March 26, 2010, 01:19 PM   #8
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I think there are a couple of Sig models that can be had in single action as well.
SIG P220 SAO, and the X5's.
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Old March 26, 2010, 06:53 PM   #9
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Old March 26, 2010, 07:11 PM   #10
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S&W99 and Walther P99.
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Old March 26, 2010, 07:18 PM   #11
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Most sigs are avail. in sao.
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Old March 26, 2010, 07:20 PM   #12
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SAO

Not a great many folks like em ( I DO) BUT firestar m43 ( 9mm) for one
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Old March 26, 2010, 07:32 PM   #13
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Nothing wrong with the Firestar except it is a bit heavy for it's size. I used to carry one.
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Old March 26, 2010, 08:14 PM   #14
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Yep they are fine little guns, as said, heavy, but like rugers, built like tanks
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Old March 27, 2010, 12:15 AM   #15
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Old March 27, 2010, 01:01 AM   #16
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Hi. DAO or SAO doesn't matter. The only important part, with any handgun, is the fit to your hand. How it works isn't as critical. For example, CZ 75's, while being great pistols, don't fit everybody's hand well. Would have had one in a heart beat when they first came to Canada in the early 80's(worked in a gun shop then. Every CZ75 came with a factory test target. None over 2" groups.), but it's too big for my hand. Trigger's too far forward.
A Colt Government Model and my Inglis BHP, fit perfectly. Both are SAO, but that's not important.
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Old March 27, 2010, 04:07 AM   #17
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The only important part, with any handgun, is the fit to your hand. How it works isn't as critical...
A Colt Government Model and my Inglis BHP, fit perfectly. Both are SAO, but that's not important.
While I heartily agree with my neighbor to the South, or at the minimum to the East, about the importance of a handgun fitting one's hand well, I do disagree with the trigger being "not important".

As I have gone through many different guns over the decades I am more and more inclined to believe that the trigger is perhaps the more important factor. I prefer accurate guns. A really good SAO trigger can contribute tremendously to accuracy. Yes, there are other factors; however, if you have a bad trigger having a "good grip" does not help altogether that much; jerking triggers, inconsistent triggers, gritty triggers, long resets, heavy triggers, etc... are not my friends.

I personally prefer 1911s; and have come to the conclusion after many years of "hands-on research". Although the Walther P99AS (not really a SAO trigger, but close in it's own way) has a pretty sweet trigger after a few hundred rounds down range; closest that I have felt outside of the 1911.

I fairly recently bought a Walther SP22 (NOT a P22). They call it a two-stage trigger. Shoots the pants off of my other .22 pistols; which I considered quite good, until then. This pistol has a so-so grip in my opinion, many of my other pistols are much better in the grip department. Yet, it is my most accurate .22 pistol. I still have to run many more rounds through this particular pistol before I will fully endorse it as far as being robust. Juries still out on this issue.

But, the trigger is sweet on mine and the grip is so-so, still equals most accurate .22 pistol in my experience.
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Old March 27, 2010, 06:48 AM   #18
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This may start an argument but Glock. IMO its method of operation makes it a single action I don't care if its striker moves to the rear so much its barely noticable.


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Old March 27, 2010, 08:05 AM   #19
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That depends on your definition of barely .
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Old March 27, 2010, 09:15 AM   #20
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I'm suprised that nobody who mentioned Sigs remembered the Sig P210.
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Old March 27, 2010, 11:03 AM   #21
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Old March 27, 2010, 11:26 AM   #22
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The Deagle

Sig X-Five
Carbon-15 (BATFE says it's a pistol)
Jennings - J-22 (and all other varients in .22 and .380)
Ruger Mark I, II, and III

Lots of other little booky-dook guns like the EXCAM (tanfoglio) .25.
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Old March 27, 2010, 11:47 AM   #23
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Old March 27, 2010, 11:47 AM   #24
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I'm suprised that nobody who mentioned Sigs remembered the Sig P210.
This is true, and I should be ashamed of myself!

In fact, Germany just started production of the heavy framed P210. Sorry, I don't know the model number. I guess they got the machinery from the Swiss Sig, and started making them. I still haven't seen one, but I hear they are on the horizon. So to speak....

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Old March 27, 2010, 02:06 PM   #25
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I think most of the "Pro" model Taurus pistols are SA. The Taurus PT 92/99 are SA/DA

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