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Old July 15, 2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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physics of da versus sa

we all know that the 1911 was designed so that when the safeties in the grip are compressed to allow for firing, the handgun is properly situated in the grip to help induce correct shooting.

in all the "beginner" handgun shooting websites like cornered cat, they all make sure to reinforce upon the person reading it, that the grip design of your da/sa revovler was meant for a handhold that helps direct recoil a certain way, and tomake shooting easier.

weve talked ad nauseum about shooting your da/sa revovler in sa only. but we never have even commented upon how the grip style changes with each style of shooting with the grip.

if you pay attention and SLOWLY, and i mean slow like half frozen molasses, pull the trigger back da mode, youll notice how your hand muscles and wrist muscled seem to contract around the gun helping to lock it in.

pull that hammer back sa style, and slowly work that trigger and see the big difference in muscle movement.
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Old July 15, 2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Old July 15, 2014, 08:21 PM   #3
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that is actually were the question of difference in accuracy lays in the question.

when you see that your hand is torquing the gun differently by firing sa with it, youll start to see that the real difference in "is one more accurate' is really a "hmm, what am i doing differently, and how can i modify that to the other style?"
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Old July 15, 2014, 09:04 PM   #4
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I'm not following.

You mean DA is less accurate because, unlike SA, the DA trigger finger isn't working independently of the hand muscles?

Or that DA is more accurate, essentially for the same reason (DA trigger finger = better grip)?

You lost me.

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Old July 16, 2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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if you pay attention and SLOWLY, and i mean slow like half frozen molasses, pull the trigger back da mode, youll notice how your hand muscles and wrist muscled seem to contract around the gun helping to lock it in.

pull that hammer back sa style, and slowly work that trigger and see the big difference in muscle movement.
Respectfully, I train to be able to maintain the same grip with my thumb and the other three fingers while the trigger finger moves. The advent of "Gripmaster" grip exercisers helps to do that, and I recommend Gripmasters to my students.

I don't see much of any difference in my grip whether shooting DA or SA. I would suggest that if you do, your grip is wrong. Buy a Gripmaster and work on it.
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Old July 16, 2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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I've shot recurve bows for right at 50 years,competitively for 20.....fingers.Have been in the build biz for 40(swinging hammers back in the day).My right hand might as well be a vise........

So,different strokes for different folks.Get one of those squeezy hand excersisers,or a tennis ball....heck,go split some firewood.Yank'n a DA trigger will seem easy,just sayin.
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Old July 19, 2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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"...and how can i modify that to the other style?" And the easiest way to do that is to haul that hammer back till it clicks.
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