Glock trigger: true DAO?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by timbob, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. timbob

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    On another forum of completely unrelated subject matter I happened to get into a discussion with another guy about sidearms. I mentioned that I owned a G22 and the guy laughed, calling it a "poor man's pistol". At that point it becomes obvious what type of character I'm dealing with but I insisted that he expand on his opinion and what made Glock pistols so terrible. His response, "I snub my nose at DAO." I then made the claim that Glock pistols being classified as DAO is purely technical classification because the Glock trigger mechanism performs an action which would can be considered a single action during subsequent fire.

    So does the reset pull of the Glock trigger provide essentially the same functionality of the SA pull of a SA/DA auto, or am I just drowning in Koolaid?
     
  2. Duck of Death

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    BATFE/USPSA/IDPA all consider them DAO since the trigger does two things. Moves the fining pin back and then releases it.
     

  3. ravenkeeper98

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    GLOCK Armorer's Course describes it as "Double Action Only"

    The trigger pulls back the stricker, then releases it.
     
  4. timbob

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    So what's the advantage in a SA pull on a SA/DA over the reset pull on a Glock?
     
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    I hate DA/SA, I want the same pull every shot.
     
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    Ain't it just glorious that you have to argue as to what the definition of a Glock's trigger pull is, even if you know eggzackly how it works? Everything has to fall within a box; and nothing outside of the box counts...nor can it stand on it's own. The Green Manelishi works wonders on people's brains...or none.
     
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    I remember reading about the FBI's logic when they first adopted a DA/SA semi-auto pistol. The reasoning was that the DA first shot was to minimize the chance of an accidental discharge when holding a suspect at gunpoint. If more than one shot was needed, it was presumed the agent would be engaged in a firefight and the SA trigger would give better hit potential under stress. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    Personally, it sounded like a justification after the fact.

    I have a Beretta 92FS. I love that gun, even though it's huge for its caliber. The hardest thing about shooting it was the DA/SA transition. I spent several range sessions trying to master it. Never did, really.

    This is one reason why I have a G23 for self-defense. I like simplicity.