This 9mm semi-automatic handgun that I have
here is what we consider single action/double action. Now, as in my previous series with
the 40 caliber, that was double action only, which meant that initial trigger pull was
approximately 12 pounds of pressure in order to depress the trigger to make the weapon
fire. This firearm, the initial fire, their initial trigger pull is difficult. It’s long.
I would say anywhere in between 10 and 12 pounds of pressure for the trigger. That would
be double action. Single action comes after that first 12-pound or 10 pound trigger pull.
The weapons fires and in recycles. Every trigger pull there after is approximately half of
what their first initial trigger pull was. Therefore, we have we have double action and
the single action. Single meaning after you fire the hammer stays to the rear and all
you have to do is give approximately half of whatever the trigger pull was originally.
If this was a 10-pound trigger pull originally, I’m looking at 5 pounds of pressure to depress
this trigger and make the weapon fire. Some advantages to the single action you can fire
in rapid successions. The rounds come off a little bit faster because there’s less of
a lead time to get the trigger all the way to the rear fully depressed. There’s some
departments out there whether it be law enforcement or the military that maybe don’t agree with
that. Again, I think the theory of that was to make the rounds accessible. Should a person
get into a situation where they need it and make accessible as fast they could while taking
a well placed shot. Single action would be half as you were. Single action would be half
of the trigger pull. Again, if this was a 10-pound trigger pull, the first round would
be a 10-pound trigger, and after that it would be approximately half of that.