Thread: Bad Practice!
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:11 PM   #32
Frank Ettin
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Originally Posted by Jim Watson
...I have seen some good SA shooters and they can get the first shot on target as soon as anybody with any action type, and adequately fast for the next four or five....
Absolutely true. In fact, I believe that in the past Clint Smith has put on some classes on the defensive use of the single action revolver.

Originally Posted by Jim Watson
...As far as other obsolete weapons mentioned, some old guy name of Jeff Cooper called the .30-30 lever action the Brooklyn Carbine and considered it superior to the AK for midrange self defense. And NYPD detectives once carried "coach guns" on raids because of their simplicity, leaving the pumps to patrolmen and autos to SWAT.
Also true. In fact Jeff Cooper often mentioned that he liked a short barrel SxS shotgun with exposed hammers for home defense, because it can be kept with shells in the chambers and hammers down indefinitely without putting any tension on any springs.

It's not about what the gun is. It's about good training and skill using it.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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