If you carry a revolver, here’s why you shouldn’t practice by cocking the hammer before each shot.
If you carry a revolver and you “practice” with it by shooting really small groups at 25 yards while thumb-cocking the hammer … you’re doing it wrong. And I very rarely say “you’re doing it wrong.”
Please understand how serious I am about this. There are many elements of self-defense where personal preference is acceptable, but sometimes you just have to put your foot down. Firing the fighting revolver in the single-action mode is one of those times. Gunfights are up close and personal. They are dynamic, and everyone who has been in one cannot believe how quickly they are over. Double-action shooting with a revolver is faster, and in a fight, faster is better.
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Absolutely correct. I’m in the process of (re) teaching myself to shoot strictly double action. It takes discipline and patience but so worth it. I also try to alternate hands.
I found that working on double-action with a single/double semi-auto pistol really improved my trigger press on single-action only’s and striker-fired pistols too. All about learning to move that trigger without moving the gun 🙂