Re: Great Guns for Cycling!
Originally Posted by jeepguy32
Hi Don! Good catch! I wavered over whether or not to include the difference between single action and double action in my first posting. I decided to leave it out deliberately. I did not want to make all of this information any more confusing than necessary for someone new to the concepts. I frankly don't think the difference is that "crucial" at this level of introduction, because a good instructor (remember I said for newbies to get one of those) will explain the differences thoroughly. Plus, the vast majority of CCW focused products work exactly the way I explained. I seriously doubt that the Ruger Vaquero will become the hot ticket on the “concealed cycling” circuit.
By the way, I have deliberately left out a book’s worth of knowledge because I don’t wish to talk over the audience’s heads. I hope this thread will prompt creative discussion and learning. If right-out-of-the-gate I start going on about terminal slug behavior of the good old .357 magnum “FBI Load” when discharged into standard mix ballistic gelatin, then all I’d be doing is spouting off for my own ego. That would conflict with what I’d like to accomplish. I appreciate your comments, though! Feel free to explain the differences in single vs. double-action in your own words. I think your contribution would be valuable to the thread. Take care!
P.S. - I freely admit I know nothing of the areodynamics of a concealed handgun traveling at greater than 20 MPH.
When it comes to streamlining the Czech VZ 52 has the advantage over any "Slab-sided" auto and would probably give it's carrier a 4.5 second advantage during a 50 mile TT compared with your more modern, but altogether chunkier revolver.
(Note: this link is good for the picture, less so for the blurb.)