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Old 09-23-2019, 05:25 PM
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This past Saturday, a friend and I were talking at my son's birthday party about our new pistols, particularly his new Taurus TH9c. He was complaining about the weight of the trigger in D.A. which he guessed was 9ish pounds. He went on to say that all he shot growing up were Glocks and a Ruger Single Six.

Comparatively, I just bought my first DA/SA pistol, a CZ SP01 Phantom. I took it out shooting with my grandfather (who taught me to shoot) and really enjoyed it. I shot both SA and DA, and found both to be plenty good for me, actually surprising myself that I shot slightly better in double action (decocked between shots).

Growing up, I shot pretty well every gun my grandfather had, running the gamut from a Single Six to various J-frames, and larger revolvers, and a smattering of auto loaders. I had never really considered myself fortunate or lucky to have had the background in shooting that I have/had, but I am definitely thankful that I was allowed those experiences.

I know my friends gun is not really in the same league as mine, but mostly my point is that he isn't really sure his trigger is that bad, because he has so little to go by in those regards.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:04 PM
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Some of us were born lucky to have older members of our family who showed us the ropes, so to speak.

My grandpas, on either side, weren't so much gun collectors, but they were avid hunters and even worked together as hunting guides (well before my parents even thought of getting married). I've amassed more of a collection than both of them put together, and my collection is not that large. I have shot up more ammo than they ever had, and even have a couple boxes of stuff they had left over.

I am glad my son got to spend time with his grandpa (and me) learning the ways of the woods, and I hope to someday have a grandson of my own to pass along my "wisdom".
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