Half-Cock...Would You or Wouldn't you?

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,213 Senior Member
    edited March 10 #32
    SIGgal said:
    I'm not quite sure that I have ever heard of a half cocked ****. Doesn't sound like it would work really well. As far as the hammer being in a half cocked position, I believe there are some pistols designed to be fired or able to fire from this position, including the Beretta 92........ I may be wrong though, I have been thrown off track with **** and **** talk lol
    Its double action. The trigger squeeze finishes the cocking sequence to full cock before the sear drops the hammer to fire. Makes for potentially humorous language depending on ones disposition.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,647 Senior Member
    I'd prefer clocked and locked...but like I said, the CZ thumb safety isn't as intuitive as the 1911 due mainly to position/elevation and size. I'll look for an aftermarket that is a bit bigger. Many of the CZ parts won't fit this particular "rendition." It's not a copy. But, she shoots like one. 
    It seems the moral of this story is "Carry a 1911"
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,026 Senior Member
    Bigslug, I do. Several. I also carry XD-S, XD Mod 2 Subcompact and this Canik depending on my mood, clothing and what I'm doing. Like a 10 mile hike with my wife, I pack the XD-S 45 for feral dogs etc. I keep going back and forth as to whether 10 rounds of .45acp is as good as 16 rounds of 9mm and whether the weight of my Compact Officer's size .45 with it's 7 rounds is as good as 7 rounds in the XD-S which is lighter...  

    I've always preferred the 1911 and I suppose I always will, but variety is the spice of life. 
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,351 Senior Member
    I'd be especially careful with any foreign made pistol outta the mainstream that a lot isn't known about and study the internal working until I completely understood what each and every part does and how they interact with each other.

    Probably just fine, but those pistols have not been around long enough for for a general consensus to be made by the US shootin public yet.

    May be an "Exact" copy or maybe not 100%. Things like wear on parts, drop/handling/holster tests and user unintended consequences haven't been fully vetted yet.

    Just my take and I'd exercise caution.

    Of course you know all that and besides I'd hate for something similar to a "Tex just shot himself............" episode to happen to you or anyone else. 
     
         
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,196 Senior Member
    Bigslug, I do. Several. I also carry XD-S, XD Mod 2 Subcompact and this Canik depending on my mood, clothing and what I'm doing. Like a 10 mile hike with my wife, I pack the XD-S 45 for feral dogs etc. I keep going back and forth as to whether 10 rounds of .45acp is as good as 16 rounds of 9mm and whether the weight of my Compact Officer's size .45 with it's 7 rounds is as good as 7 rounds in the XD-S which is lighter...  

    I've always preferred the 1911 and I suppose I always will, but variety is the spice of life. 
    Yep.  While 1911s are my ❤️, most of my range sessions involve multiple guns from a DA only SIG and my Model 60 through DA/SA guns and of course 1911s.  I switch from one to another between my "scenarios" and I've never had any issues with the different trigger pulls or manipulation.  As long as you are proficient with all your carry weapons I see NO problems with polygamy 😎
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 1,202 Senior Member
    edited March 10 #37

    Yep.  While 1911s are my ❤️, most of my range sessions involve multiple guns from a DA only SIG and my Model 60 through DA/SA guns and of course 1911s.  I switch from one to another between my "scenarios" and I've never had any issues with the different trigger pulls or manipulation.  As long as you are proficient with all your carry weapons I see NO problems with polymergamy 😎
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,196 Senior Member
    Don’t know what polymergamy is 
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,213 Senior Member
    edited March 10 #39
    Don’t know what polymergamy is 
    Italian pasta dish?🍛
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,196 Senior Member
    Don’t know what polymergamy is 
    Italian pasta dish?🍛
    I must have missed that on every menu I’ve ever ordered from 😁
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,647 Senior Member
    Bigslug, I do. Several. I also carry XD-S, XD Mod 2 Subcompact and this Canik depending on my mood, clothing and what I'm doing. Like a 10 mile hike with my wife, I pack the XD-S 45 for feral dogs etc. I keep going back and forth as to whether 10 rounds of .45acp is as good as 16 rounds of 9mm and whether the weight of my Compact Officer's size .45 with it's 7 rounds is as good as 7 rounds in the XD-S which is lighter...  

    I've always preferred the 1911 and I suppose I always will, but variety is the spice of life. 
    Alloy frame 9mm Commander - it's all the spicy variety you need.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,245 Senior Member
    Don’t know what polymergamy is 
    Being married to several different plastics
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    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,351 Senior Member

    Cock-a-doodle-doo


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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,550 Senior Member
    By the pricking of my thumbs,
    Something wicked this way comes.
    Open, locks,
    Whoever knocks.

    Get a new pistol, READ THE MANUAL, and any write-ups on it in the gun magazines and online. Get familiar with it, and buy some snap caps to do some drills with it to confirm what you read. It's a new shootin' iron, so fondling it should be part of the deal!

    Some pistols will fire from half cock by completing the cycle when you pull the trigger. Some won't, so find out with the snap caps and having some familiarity training safely.

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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,026 Senior Member
    Already know it fires from half cock.

    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • Squawk BoxSquawk Box New Member Posts: 48 Member
    edited May 3 #46
    The weapon can also be carried cocked and locked. Which is an option as well.
    I would carry it cocked and locked, I carried a .45 Auto that way. It looks more dangerous than it really is.

  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,998 Senior Member
    So, I have this pistol. It's a "Rendition" of the CZ 75 made in Turkey. It's a Tristar T-100https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/85178/Firearms/Handguns/TriStar/TriStar+85109+T-100+Pistol+9mm+3.7+15+1+Blk+Poly+Grip+Blued

    The only problem with it is the trigger reach in double action is just a smidgen too far forward which was common with the original CZ-75 for many. CZ now has several models where they have backed it off a bit. 

    When I start with the weapon hammer down, the first double action shot is pretty stiff. I've discovered, that if I start with the hammer back about 1/8th inch or "half cock" the first shot is significantly easier.

    The weapon can also be carried cocked and locked. Which is an option as well. 

    So, the question is, does anyone see a problem with starting at half-cock? It's really hard to imagine with a modern concealable holster that this would pose a danger but I'm open to being dissuaded. 





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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,026 Senior Member
    I conceal it all the time. The grip circumference isn't a whole lot different than the browning hi-power, if you put slim grips on it. CZ Compacts will fit. It's slide is 1" thick so that's par, and it is about identical dimensionally to my XD Mod 2 Sub Compact. 
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
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