Since 03-15- 2002
Work ethic is exactly correct!Yes sir, lots of good info there.
Too bad all of us don't have Jerry Miculek's skill set and work ethic when it comes to mastering a double action revolver.
Not the first handgun I shot (semi autos) but the first real actual professional training I got on handguns was with a full sized (albeit medium framed) 6 shot revolver shooting a TON (well over a thousand rounds over several days) of .38 special.Jerry: Sir; excellent + great teaching for beginners to experts
And what of the staging, or not staging? Generally, you have to pick one. If you’re going to shoot very small groups in double-action, you will have to learn to stage. If you want to shoot fast and accurately, you have to learn straight-through trigger pressing. To take a more difficult shot, you simply press through more slowly.
In short, just learn to keep the front sight buried in the middle of your target, while you smoothly, cleanly, quickly, press the trigger all the way through
Also sort of depends on the trigger.I really like to shoot my DA revolvers; even more so now that I'm reloading for them and ammo is scarce. I rarely shoot them in single action mode (even for longer shots).
Stage or not stage (smooth press all the way) ? Depends on you I guess. If I'm breaking a really long shot DA I might even go with the trigger finger to part of the support hand getting over the last portion of the DA stroke which seems to stabilize the trigger and hand when it breaks helping to prevent overtravel as well. But this is fairly slow. In the smiths there's kind of an intuitive stage which I think works well but this doesn't work so much on the Rugers (where there's that last climb portion of the hammer which just feels weird if you've been shooting smiths alot). So to me it comes down to personal technique and preference with the knowledge of the revolvers you shoot. Whichever YOU are more accurate and consistent with given the equipment you shoot.
Thanks interesting read