I went to the shooting range to practice the single action and double action of the Beretta PX4 Storm, with concealed carry self-defense in mind. I learned a valuable lesson and found out how dirty a pistol can be after shooting 250 rounds. I observed another shooter making 3 critical mistakes.
Practice Double/Single Action
I had two goals in mind for this range trip, to practice single action and double action trigger pulls, and to aim and fire as quickly as possible as would be needed in a self-defense situation.
A pistol is a mechanical device that is designed to fire bullets. Engineers have devised 2 common firing mechanisms for pistols, the hammer fired and striker fired, which aim to achieve the same purpose of firing the gun.
Hammer fired pistols have an external hammer (usually) that falls onto the firing pin when the trigger is pulled. The firing pin strikes the primer on the back of the cartridge, firing the gun. The photos below are of the Beretta PX4.
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most awesome documents I have ever read. Our founding fathers listed a long train of abuses that established an absolute tyranny over the Colonies. The People declared their right and duty to throw off the king’s government and separate from Great Britain. This is why we celebrate the 4th Of July.
John Adams in a letter to Abigail Adams July 3, 1776:
Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America, and a greater perhaps never was nor will be decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, ‘that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.’