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Double Single Pistols for Concealed Carry [Shooting Beretta 92] | Quick Clip (4K)

So now we are going to look at a Double Single. Double Single Action. This would be like a Sig Sauer, a Beretta,
or any other gun with this type of mechanism. Why is it called a double single? Well, you can operate the hammer from two
different methods. Double action in one movement. The trigger actuates the hammer, cocking it
and releases it all in one movement. Single action. The hammer is cocked. And the trigger breaks it here, from the cocked
position. A weapon like this is usually carried in this
position. Either on safe or in this mode. This particular Beretta does not have a safety. It only has a decocking lever. You folks with the Sigs and regular ‘92s
will also have the choice of a safety selector. So this gun will be carried in this position. If you were to come out of a holster, you
would engage from here. After the gun fired, you would then be in
single action. This is the challenge with this type of gun. Now you need to learn two trigger pulls. It can be done. Some of the best shooters in the world shoot
this type of weapon. Look at the guys from factory Beretta’s
Team or Sigs Team and their shooting double singles. And you can do amazing things with it. What’s the benefit? This is a big heavy steel gun. These double singles have a lot of weight
behind them. It means their recoil is very light. What else? That single action, boy is it sweet after
shooting plastic guns. If you have a gun like this in single action
mode and you’re use to shooting a Glock or a MMP, that is just silky silky smooth. What is there you have to think about in addition
to the striker fired? There is a reason those striker fired pistols
are so widely used. They are so darn easy. You’ve got another step or two you’ve
got to add into this. So with this particular weapon, If you’re
loaded up and you want to come back to the holster, especially after shooting… If you’re in this position, you need to
press the decock lever. If you’ve got a safety, you engage the safety
at that point. Then safely come back to the holster. Notice where my thumb is. Can you zoom in on that Drew? When you’ve got an exposed hammer like this,
it is a great habit to hold that hammer down as you come back to the holster. You’re not drawing like this, but you’re
holstering up like this. You’re draw is still a good master grip. But after you’re done shooting, holding
that hammer in that position is a good added safety feature, letting you know that this
gun is not going to go off. I’m holding the hammer forward. Why do we do that? Well, as we all know. Holstering is where most accidents happen. If you were to accidentally come into the
holster and something got ahold of that trigger… like some clothing or debris. And you started actuating it, having your
finger there not only impedes it from moving. It tells you, hey, something is going on here. So with these double singles, there’s a
trade-off for that sweet single action trigger. You’ve now got to deal with this hammer. I’m not talking about a 1911, I’m talking
about these double singles where you can actually decock this thing. You’re going to bring your thumb to the
back position here, to decock. When doing that, indexing that hammer against
the side of your thumb. I can feel, even with my eyes closed, that
that hammer is in the rear position. I know opps, decock. Now when I come back up, everything feels
as it should be. Just like the other guns, you need to build
repetition. This is why we don’t want you guys jumping
from gun to gun to gun. You need to be one with the tool. This is how you do it. We’re going to load this baby up. So the loading process is just the same as
it was, with the other firearm we were using earlier. The stricker fired. You’re going to load. Same fashion, I’m going to tug that magazine
and I have a choice. Do I want to come over the top or do I want
to sling shot. From this position I think I’m going to
come over the top. I let that slide go forcefully home. Now I’ve got another choice. From this position I can come out and fire
in that single action mode. But I know if I’m going to carry this weapon,
I’m going to be carrying it in double action mode. So I’m not going to cheat myself out of
that learning lesson with the double action. So you’re going to see, where going to press
out. The first shot. If you watch that hammer. You see that hammer moving? Watch that hammer come back. Now where is it? It’s in that rear position. So now if I wanted to work on double action. I could decock, and just work on that double
action… or I could enjoy the sweet smooth silkiness of that single. We’re going to do that another time for
you. So as we come out on the target, we’ve got
that long double action pull. After that, we now get to enjoy the benefit
of that single action. This thing is too hard to not enjoy. I’m going to do that one more time. So just like our plastic gun, we’ve got
our magazine in a good index position. Come out of our mag holder… we insert. We give it a tug. Seat. Lock. Tug. I’m going to come over the top or I can
sling shot. I let the slide slam forcefully home. With this double single I don’t want to
rob myself of the ability to practice the double action pull. So I’m going to decock as I start this drill. So I can come out. I can watch that hammer come back. As that hammer comes back off that first shot,
now I get to enjoy the benefits of a gun like this. I’ve got that sweet, sweet single action
trigger pull. Look at that. Very very easy. And this is a tuned-up gun, so it’s even
better. Now comes the part where you have to pay attention. If you go back to holster like this, that
is not safe. We’ve got a very light trigger pull. You gotta make sure you decock. So our thumb comes back. We swipe the decocker. Right? I’m now going to come up over the top of
the hammer and come back to my holster position. Make sure when you’re working with these
double singles that you understand how all these moving parts work and why. There’s a benefit to them, and theirs some
drawbacks. And that drawback is that you’ve got more
stuff to add into your data bank. Be careful. Did you go out and buy one of these, thinking
it would make you or your family safer but now it just sits in a safe? Take a class. Get some training. And practice. Having a weapon doesn’t make you any safer
than having a guitar makes you a musician. You need to think about this as a lifestyle. A way of life. Having a tool, a vehicle, a guitar, whatever…
doesn’t do anything unless you know how to use that implement. Get training. Make it a lifestyle to have this weapon with
you and know how to use it. This is Mickey with Carry Trainer dot com. Contact us today to setup a class at your
home range.

19 thoughts on “Double Single Pistols for Concealed Carry [Shooting Beretta 92] | Quick Clip (4K)

  1. The Beretta 92fs, a well made gun. Hold it in your hand and it feels like you'd expect a gun to feel like. Shake it and you will hear nothing, that's testament to its quality. IMO, out of the box, it is more accurate than most other hand guns on the market today. I enjoyed carrying it for many years.

  2. The Beretta 92FS is a really awkward pistol to carry.  The slide-mounted manual safety, the open top slide, and the icky trigger reset feature are the some of the most inconvenient features.  The 92G is less awkward, because the slide-mounted manual safety is removed and replaced with a decocker like the SIGs.  The added instruction for the 92FS is to awkwardly turn off the manual safety as part of the drawstroke and during each reload or malfunction clearance drill.  Everyone in the training classes messes up the Beretta 92FS due to the horribly designed manual safety.  Burns and pinched fingers happen when the slide is racked.  I am so glad that Beretta finally released a non-gunsmith 92G conversion kit, but that was too little and too late to save the Beretta 92FS.  SIG finally used some logic and reason to introduce the P320, a marginally acceptable pistol to replace the traditional P-series models.  Highlighting the fact that the pistol is a 92G or converted 92G model will help new people understand the great training advice.  The 92G is a much better model than the 92FS, so training with the 92G is much more practical.

  3. Nice Beretta, it's got the brigadier slide, and a Wilson combat package on a 92a1 frame (at least I think it's that combo). Luxury gun

  4. DA/SA get a bad rap because of a lack of shooter experience. Very few are willing to practice with a DA to SA transition. I practice off of a USP with an extra power hammer spring which is around 10-12 pound DA pull. I've been seeing more experienced shooters gradually come back to DA/SA pistols recently, probably due to boredom with striker pistols.
    The 92s greatest issue is it's slide safety. The G model should be something Beretta should be shipping more of their pistols with.

  5. Is the beratta of yours had trigger work ? Every class video I have seen you in you have that beratta on your side .. I really do like the da/sa I have a czp07

  6. i carried a M9 in the navy and hated it, but watching this makes me want to go buy one with my own money. Im starting to be convinced that could be an amazing gun if it weren't maintained by the guys we had and i got to train with it more than once a year.

  7. thanks buddy. picked up a sa/da and im currenly using a glock 17. want to practice this repetition before my next tactical pistol course to stay safe. cant expect the instructors to watch us all, gotta know how to use your weapon for our safety and those around us or not own it at all. and youre right about switching between guns often.

  8. Which pistol do you use when you're on the range training? You also carry the same weapon to right? I really love the look of it. I'm not 100% sure what it is. Is it a Beretta 92fs? or something other than that? THANKS!! I'm starting to get turned on to them to now and shit, I might pick one up one day. Lots come in from military surplus to shops and they sell them cheap. Not sure if its the same one you use a lot. Also is yours 9 or 45? most of my guns are 45. I'd be happy if I could get a 92fs 45 or something.

  9. I bought a stock 92FS last summer. And tuned it with Wilson combat parts. Springs, trigger bar, and the skeleton hammer. I would take it to hell and back and have full confidence in its reliability.

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