- Dec 25, 2015
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Had one. Traded to this for more versatility.For self defense it is best to master double action shooting rather than cocking the weapon. For one thing the trigger pull is much heavier on a DOA revolver so you will not fire it by accident when your adrenaline is flowing. Nor will the prosecution be able to insinuate you may have if legal action is involved.
A revolver also has other advantages. You can fire it through a jacket pocket or a purse and it will not jam. You can also ram it into an attackers stomach and it will still fire. A pistol would be “out of battery” and not fire if you tried that.
The S&W Model 642 which I carry is a double action only revolver. The advantage is if you carry it in a pocket holster it is easy to draw with nothing to snag on your pants. However double action shooting does take practice, lots of practice and the model 642 is a very light weapon so the recoil is very noticeable.
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Did a trigger job on it and it's great!