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Old 06-18-2017, 10:33 AM   #1
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SA semi-auto trigger vs. DAO revolver trigger

Went to the range the other day and put 100 rds. through the Sapphire Pro, then switched to the S&W 642 Airweight. I kept thinking on the trigger 'Break, break!'

Hadn't realized how spoiled I was getting. I don't shoot the wheelguns often.

Anybody else have trouble swapping between platforms? Or am I the only moron?
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Very natural reaction. The 1911 trigger will even spoil you against other forms of semi autos triggers. IMO, there is no better trigger in the world than a 1911 trigger.
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Had no clue you were a mormon...hehehehe

Originally Posted by DaveinNC View Post
Went to the range the other day and put 100 rds. through the Sapphire Pro, then switched to the S&W 642 Airweight. I kept thinking on the trigger 'Break, break!'

Hadn't realized how spoiled I was getting. I don't shoot the wheelguns often.

Anybody else have trouble swapping between platforms? Or am I the only moron?
I do for sure Dave. Most of my auto's have a 4-5 lb trigger and some of my wheel guns are much higher and it takes a couple of cylinders to get back into the groove.

One thing I started doing at the range was shoot one or the other first and finish up them and then move on to the other. I was mixing them {auto-wheel gun-auto-wheel gun} one after the other and started seeing me twitch more than I should.

It worked for me, but isn't scientific knowledge at all.....

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Very natural reaction. The 1911 trigger will even spoil you against other forms of semi autos triggers. IMO, there is no better trigger in the world than a 1911 trigger.
I must agree. The first time I shot a 1911 I swore that I instantly had become a better shooter!
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" it takes a couple of cylinders to get back into the groove."

Yes it does, but by the time I've put 3-4 cylinders worth of +p 125 gr. JHP through the little Airweight, I've had about as much fun as I can stand with it.

That's one reason I've been hesitant to go gung ho for a K6s.
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" it takes a couple of cylinders to get back into the groove."

Yes it does, but by the time I've put 3-4 cylinders worth of +p 125 gr. JHP through the little Airweight, I've had about as much fun as I can stand with it.

That's one reason I've been hesitant to go gung ho for a K6s.
My wife and I both had S&W Airweights. We couldn't stand shooting the damn things. It was miserable. I will not own a gun I can't enjoy shooting. TITO
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Originally Posted by DaveinNC View Post
" it takes a couple of cylinders to get back into the groove."

Yes it does, but by the time I've put 3-4 cylinders worth of +p 125 gr. JHP through the little Airweight, I've had about as much fun as I can stand with it.

That's one reason I've been hesitant to go gung ho for a K6s.
You have to remember that the Airweight is 14 ounces and the K6 is 23 so the difference is night and day in those revolvers. The frame on the airweight is made of aluminum where the K6 is all steel so it will absorb much more recoil than the other.

Go and get yourself a K6 now and make Marshall jealous.....
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Originally Posted by DaveinNC View Post
" it takes a couple of cylinders to get back into the groove."

Yes it does, but by the time I've put 3-4 cylinders worth of +p 125 gr. JHP through the little Airweight, I've had about as much fun as I can stand with it.

That's one reason I've been hesitant to go gung ho for a K6s.
I have to agree with Dave 200% on this, I feel the same way.
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Also, the 38 +p is loaded to 20,000 psi per SAAMI, while the 357 is loaded to 35,000 psi.

I agree with Gary, the Airweight isn't fun to shoot, but it wasn't bought as a range gun. Makes a terrific pocket carry gun; in a DeSantis pocket holster it's easy in - easy out of the 5.11s. Much better than my G43.

But I still need to practice with it. I got a box of Critical Defense Lite, the 90 gr stuff to take my office mate to the range. She was OK with it; it's 38 Spl. standard stuff, not +p.

As for the K6s, I've fondled one of the blue grip ones at the Raleigh gun show; nice, nice trigger, but I just can't see that sucker with full-bore 357s. "Snappy" wouldn't begin to describe it. And you know, I just can't see buying a 357 for EDC and loading it down to make it enjoyable.

Just my $.02; YMMV.
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