The double action trigger, or simply DAO, has a long history in all types of pistols and revolvers. The concept is still technically seen in many different pistol designs that people trust and love, like Glock. In my experience, the hammer fired variants of the DAO are misunderstood and simply damned due to inexperience and ignorance. The illusion of the DAO being harder to learn means it must have no use in today's world of instant gratification. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I would have to say that the DAO has become one of my favorite trigger designs for carry after lots of training and pushing myself.
Selecting the proper gear is not an easy task, but there are plenty of general rules that you can keep in mind when making your selections. I am going to try to take you through the steps of good selection based on my experience with combat pants and using them in rough conditions. This is mostly going to be a discussion about how an individual can shop for combat uniforms/clothing when they are not bogged down by unit requirements or the military uniform restrictions.
I will agree that firearms are indeed tools, and typically it is good to have a variety of tools in your toolbox. However, a firearm is not a $5 wrench that you can just toss in a little chest or bucket in case you need it down the road. Firearms require training, practice, commitment, care, etc. Not to mention that each firearm is hundreds of dollars, not including the amount of rounds needed to not only verify a lack of manufacturer defects but also to gain proficiency with the platform. These "tools" are money pits if you get too far down the rabbit hole on the "WHAT IF" game, which effectively turns them from being tools, into being financial burdens.
This is going to be a general overview of the history and concept of using a knife to defend yourself against imminent death. This kind of combat has been around for centuries and has alot of lessons behind it, if you are paying attention to your history. There is absolutely no free lunch in this type of combat since sometimes you are just going to break even in terms of returned damage. Nevertheless, this is an important discussion as many people carry bladed instruments, or multiple, just in case the situation gets so bad that you have to revert to this ancient and deadly art of defense.
There has been a request for me to look at some tactics for SHTF or WROL scenarios. I will get into that subject, but first I want to talk about the gear one might wanna get prepped with first. Once you understand and get your gear squared away, I think you will end up with a greater understanding of the tactics you will be employing in these hard times. This is mostly catered towards those who will be acting as the security element of a group or neighborhood in these crappy times.
Striker drag is an issue that became a popular critique of the Sig P365. However, this is not the first pistol I have seen that gives striker drag on the primers. For instance, the M&P Shield has always done that for me, and I never really saw it as an issue because it wasn't really a topic that came up until the Sig P365 came out.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, Firearm and Gear Tester.