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Keeping a common action-type for carry guns....

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My work gun recently changed from a traditional DA/SA Sig to a DAK Sig. No biggie. I would have preferred to stay with the DA/SA, but I'm fine with the DAK. That being said, I have always believed that, when it comes to carry guns, you should stick with one trigger/action system. Under pressure, you don't draw and then forget to engage/disengage a safety. Or, to forget to decock the pistol before you reholster it while your adrenalin is pumping. That is the main reason I have never carried a 1911 off-duty, although I would love to. I don't regularly train to swipe the safety off and forgetting to do so might cost me my life.

Well, I train with my work gun a LOT. For many years, I was accustomed to "decocking" the pistol before I put it back in the holster. When I switched to the DAK, my thumb still made the motion out of habit, which is no big deal. No harm done by the extra motion. However, I'm slowly starting to "unlearn" that habit. Because of that, I made the decision to get rid of all of my DA/SA guns and go strictly to pistols with a DAK or DAO trigger system. For the most part, that has been pretty painless and a couple of forum members have gained from my decision. :lol4:

However, I have come to a realization that breaks my heart. Two of my mostess very favoritest Sig pistols are not manufactured by Sig in a DAK or DAO version!!! That means my beloved P245 and P228 will have to be replaced by something else! :tears:

How important do you guys think it is to stick with a single handgun system for carry guns? Do you switch back and forth? Every gun in my safe is a potential carry gun. I like to think that if I needed to, I could pull any one at random, strap it on, and rely on it for carry. Since I train, by far, the most (and under the most pressure) with my duty pistol, I really feel that I need to keep everything in the same action type. Thoughts?
PS - I consider all of my wheelguns to fall under my DAO requirement since I don't have any single action revolvers and I can't forget to "decock" one of them before I holster.

PPS- Did I mention how much I will miss my P228 and P245? :pullhair:
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Gonz, how often do you wake up and say"which gun am I gonna carry for work today"? Personal carry is a different matter though. I my self carry 3 different weapons according to dress and weather.(sig P220 1st gen, Glock 23C, and a Taurus snub .38+P) I shoot Glock in USPSA so I tend to carry Glock more often, however a lot of times I dress light so I carry the .38 IWB. I guess I may end up with an accident someday. Maybe I should invest in a few of your "cull" Sigs and switch to a Sig in comp. also. Sigs are fine weapons just a little pricey to go "all Sig". In your case you train for work so I would think that off duty should be the same type if not the same gun.
Pm me about package deal on the Sigs, when you decide to sell.
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