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Old August 21, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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A true double action 'only'

Hey guys, looking for a full size handgun in 9mm that has a true DOA trigger, which would provide me with consistent dry firing with out the assist of racking the slide.

Any suggestions??
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Old August 21, 2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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True DAO hammer fired guns are pretty rare. All that comes to mind is the old Ruger P-series, maybe something in an older S&W?
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Old August 21, 2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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sig p250, or any of the 22x models in dak format.
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Old August 21, 2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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You could get a Beretta 92d that's a double action only 9mm I believe they make the px4 storm in dao only

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Old August 21, 2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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Are you looking for dao for the dry firing aspect only? If so, pretty much any da/sa will work.
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Old August 21, 2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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Pick up a used S&W 5946. They were quite popular with law enforcement in their day and there are usually plenty available in the used market from police trade-ins.
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Old August 21, 2012, 05:21 PM   #7
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Sig P250. You can find them pretty cheap nowadays too.
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Old August 21, 2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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Pick up a used S&W 5946
I have a 3954 DAO. You get one hammer drop, after which it requires the slide to cycle, cocking the hammer so the trigger will can move it to full cock and drop it to fire. This partially-cocked action makes for a lighter DAO pull, but takes away any 'second strike' possibility.

I think is true of the 5946 and all other the S&W 3rd generation DAO's

As others said before, a DA/SA will probably dry fire the way that the OP wanted as long as it does not actually fire and you do not rack the slide.
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Old August 21, 2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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Hmm... well, it's been 20 years since I carried the 5946 so I may very well have forgotten how the trigger reset worked. My apologies to the original poster, I would suggest taking more recent owner's word on the matter.
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Old August 21, 2012, 06:48 PM   #10
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What do you guys think of the Sig P250 Full Size??
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Old August 21, 2012, 10:51 PM   #11
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Get her the Sti Spartan 9mm? LOLOLOLOLOL.

My CZ-100 works perfectly for that.
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Old August 22, 2012, 12:22 AM   #12
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I know its not a full size frame but my S&W 3914 is a true Double Action Only. No slide racking to reset trigger.
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Old August 23, 2012, 02:46 PM   #13
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No Spartan....!! There is a safety Mr. Venom, You know how I feel about those.
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Old August 23, 2012, 02:52 PM   #14
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Beretta 92D and 96D
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Old August 25, 2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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Hey guys, looking for a full size handgun in 9mm that has a true DOA trigger, which would provide me with consistent dry firing with out the assist of racking the slide.

Any suggestions??
CZ-100. No longer made (or possibly imported). CZ's first attempt at a polymer pistol. They were never expensive. Without looking I'd guess used price to be ~$250.

It's a true DAO. Each and every trigger pull drags that striker up from full rest to release.
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Old August 25, 2012, 09:27 AM   #17
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The Sig SP2022 is a real bargain and is easily made DAO.

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Old August 25, 2012, 10:37 AM   #18
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Any of the CZ75 types and copies can be fired from the hammer down position for the first round, true double action.
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Old August 25, 2012, 12:56 PM   #19
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The sig P250 has one of the best DA triggers I have ever felt. Very somooth. You asked about the full size. I perfer the middle offering in the compact. I have on in 45 and it has a 10 rd capacity and is easy to carry IWB. I also have a P290 on the way
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Old August 27, 2012, 05:33 PM   #20
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Beretta makes a DAO in their 92, PX4, & Cougar models & they all have hammers. I have a Cougar in DAO and it has the smoothest trigger I've ever felt in a pistol. You might give them a try if you can find one.
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Old August 27, 2012, 06:15 PM   #21
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If it doesn't have to have a hammer, then a Taurus 24/7. My dad has one. It's not a bad pistol.
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Old August 27, 2012, 08:37 PM   #22
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Hey guys, looking for a full size handgun in 9mm that has a true DOA trigger, which would provide me with consistent dry firing with out the assist of racking the slide.
To accomplish what you seek, you do not need a DAO firearm. A tradional DA will do it.

In a traditional DA pistol, if the hammer is not cocked, pulling the trigger first cocks the hammer, then releases the hammer. If the cartridge fires and cycles the slide, the slide then cocks the hammer for succeeding shots. However, if the round misfires the trigger can still be pulled for a second strike. If you are practicing dry firing, every shot will be the equivalent of a "dud," and every trigger pull will essentially be a second strike.
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Old August 27, 2012, 10:36 PM   #23
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One of my P250 s is a full size 9mm. The trigger is very smooth and the break is clean. The pistol is quite accurate if the shooter does his part. The price of the pistol is reasonable as well. When purchased new you do get a life time warrenty. You also get a discount from Sig purchasing other kits, grip and magazines when you call and ask them for it. At least this is how it has been over the past year or so. I prefer to use a good snap cap for any dry firing I may do.
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Old August 28, 2012, 08:01 AM   #24
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