double action


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double action

[¦dəb·əl ′ak·shən]
(ordnance)
Method of fire in a revolver and in old-style rifles and shotguns in which a single pull of the trigger both cocks and fires the weapon.
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There were no malfunctions, and accuracy was very good, but what was just as satisfying was the fine double action of the LDA system.
He was a firm believer and proponent of double action shooting.
This latest double action pistol from FN Herstal has gone through a number of evolutionary improvements Even though it is marketed by FNH's law enforcement division, the pistol is available, for sale to civilians.
In all honesty I've only fired one Model 1895 Nagant belonging to a friend, a double action one.
In double action, because of that even load, you get a pull weight consistent throughout the compression of the spring.
45 which is both an extremely smooth double action and a 1911 all in one package.
I have no complaints whatsoever about the double action pull.
It operates by means of a traditional double action trigger mechanism and it, too, features the Novak Lo Mount rear sight.
There were many men who raised the use of the double action to both a high art and science.
We never thought we would ever see a double-action sixgun from Colt again, and now we not only have a double action, we have a resurrected Snake.
One of the highlights was a collectable Adams patent five-shot double action self-cocking Percussion revolver selling for PS1,800.