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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This is the reason that Starr simplified their double action revolver to the single action type and became competitive with Colt, at the cost of the more modern double action trigger.
Also as a teacher he wrote at least two textbooks still quite valid today for anyone interested in shooting double actions. Both of his books are basically self-teaching manuals and are titled Combat Shooting For Police (I960) and The Handbook of Handgunning (1968).
It has a 4'4-pound SA trigger pull and the smoothness of the double action is attributed by Colt to what they call the Linear Leaf Mainspring.
33 Bone Rongeur's, Double action, Straight, 8"length, tip Width 4 mm
The Double Action accessories are full size and come on board the vac.
Finish will be delivering samples of their Double Action Tablets through your door over the next few weeks.
Tim Easterby landed this race last year and Double Action should be cherry- ripe after two runs.
Peter Easterby won Scotland's six-furlong cavalry charge an amazing three times and that's not the only family connection involved in DOUBLE ACTION'S big race bid today.
Sedilame Bosija (Bloemfontein Celtics), Refiloe Tshambani (Prisons) Gloria Moeng (Geronah), Bame Mokibe (Double Action).
The biggest difference between this handgun and other 1911 handguns--and what a difference it is--is being fitted with a Seecamp double action conversion.
The new trigger was secured to a pivot in the frame and swung in an arc similar to a conventional double action to both cock and drop the hammer.
They have also given highly satisfactory results at both superspeed double-action shooting and deliberate double action on paper targets at various distances, as plenty of accompanying evidence will surely show ...