Single-Action Self-Defense

Far from being antiques, modern single-action revolvers are extremely popular among today’s handgunners. In this day of higher-capacity semi-autos and double-action revolvers, it’s difficult for some to consider the single action as a viable choice for personal defense. But, single-action revolvers were

originally designed as fighting guns and they did an excellent job of taking care of defensive chores for many, many years.

Today, the modern semi-automatic pistol and double-action sixgun have the old single action beat in capacity and speed of reloading. But, center hits stop dangerous attacks, not the amount of ammo your gun carries or how fast you can recharge it. Let’s look at some of the shooters who favor the single action and examine some of the techniques that make the single action a viable choice.

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4 Responses to Single-Action Self-Defense

  1. Great post. Keep up the good work and know that I am a big fan!

  2. Jim Wilson says:

    Thank you. I’ll do my best.

  3. Matt Hohman says:

    Thank you Jim for such an informative story. I like to read any and all articles on the single action revolver. Anything you and Mass say I take as if it was written in the Bible.

  4. Hoss Dugger says:

    I carried a single action army .45 for years till I reolaced it with a 1911 for daily carry. I still prefer to shoot single actions just for the joy of shooting. They feel like an old friend in my hand….

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