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Single Action Semi-automatics?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by LoneStar, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    Any other single action semi-automatic firearm models besides the 1911 and FN Five-SeveN that are good?
     
  2. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    A lot of people like Glocks. (Other than me, that is.)

    A lot of people have other names for what it does-- but it won't fire unless it's cocked.
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ruger .22 semi-automatics are single action.
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    My all time favorite handgun, the Browning Hi Power. Until you have shot one you can't really understand :thumbup:
     
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  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Do you consider striker-fire single action? Like a Glock? Then Springfield XD's are very similar.

    A lot of people, myself included, really like Springfield XDs.

    The S&W M&P is similar as well to striker-fire.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Unique and very low recoil, but expensive ammo (limited choice) and hard to find locally.

    There are few SA/DA hand guns that can be cocked and locked (Condition 1) as well.
     
  7. Trahma Hownd

    Trahma Hownd Dundee, Or Member

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    HK P7. But why just single action? I like SA/DA where you can carry cocked and locked.
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Star model B and most other Stars are SA
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Star Firestar M43 in Starvel is my BUG (9MM) and is a cocked n locked design. Discontinued but now and then you can find them used
     
  10. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    So true, so true, Ed
     
  11. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    they are so ugly to me, never shot one though one of these days maybe
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    IMO they are one of the best looking handguns ever made, and they handle like a dream
     
  13. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    CZ...can be had in different sizes depending on requirement and in 9MM, .40, and .45. While not a true single action only (SA/DA), it can be carried cocked and locked with a manual safety if that is what you want.
     
  14. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Any other caliber preferences?

    The striker-fired guns really aren't true single action, and if you're used to a 1911 trigger they'd all be a disappointment.

    I bought an ATI MS380 a while ago, which is a clone of the Beretta Cheetah at half the price. It's hammer-fired, SA/DA. It has an ambi thumb safety which can be engaged when the hammer is either down or cocked, which means you can carry it cocked & locked like a 1911. The SA trigger is pretty good on the MS380, and mine has never had a misfeed, even when new.

    I know the limitations of 380ACP, and I'm not interested in a caliber debate.
     
  15. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    ^^Listen to this guy.^^
    As good as the 1911 is, I believe the Hi Power to be the pinnacle of JMB's designs. It just flat works. They feed, shoot (accurately), and ejects everything I've ever fed it, from cheap stuff to +P+ in all conditions.
     
  16. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I love the Sig P238- if you're into a super-compact .380 for concealing anyway. Seems like a bunch of the Sigs can be carried cocked and locked for SA, or DA though I'm not 100% sure on that. I know the P380 is that SA only
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    An indoor range I frequented in my younger days gave me the nickname "machine gun" because of how fast I could accurately fire one. Yeah, I love 'em
     
  18. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    I will have to check out the Hi power.
     
  19. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    Springfield XD's are nice but not for me.
     
  20. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    Glocks, Springfield XD, Browning Hi-Power are all excellent single-action semi-autos.