That’s a point rarely made but true. Not all shooting events are “quick draw”. There are many situations where there is ample time to cock the hammer into SA. Back when I carried my P226 as my duty weapon, I’d do it all the time. Forced entries, 2nd position traffic stops etc etc. I would have done it if I was the Good Samaritan in the Indiana mall incident making that 40 yard shot. Every scenario is different.I have owned/tried a lot of different guns and settled on a Sig P224 in 357 Sig loaded with Underwood Ammo's 65 gr Extreme Defenders. I've chronographed the 65 gr EDs out of my P224 at 2123 fps. That's 10+1 650fpe shots in a pistol with a footprint only slightly larger that a P365. The P224 is DA/SA, so I have no problem strong-side carrying it with one in the chamber de-cocked without a holster. It is heavier (a lot) and thicker than a P365, but carrying it the way I do is more comfortable than a P365 with a holster. I wouldn't carry any chambered single action pistol without a holster. The only real downside is your pinky hangs free, but I can still shoot it as well as any pistol. If I could do better, it would have been if they would have chambered the Springfield XDE (hammer-fired DA/SA) in 40/357. The XDE is thin and light even in 45 ACP, but they discontinued it instead.
I saw someone above mention urban versus wilderness carry. I do switch out my ammo to either Underwood 115 gr Extreme Penetrators (rated at 1450/537fpe) or PPU 125 gr 357 Sig flat nosed FMJs (rated at 1542fps/660 fpe). I'm trying out a Springfield XDM Elite 3.8 10mm for wilderness carry.
I hear complaints about hammer-fired DA/SA pistols when it comes to the different trigger pulls, but if you have to make a longer shot that you might miss because of the longer-harder double action trigger pull, you can easily cock the hammer with the thump on either hand. I think single action semi-automatic pistols are inherently less safe, which is why you have to carry them in a good quality holster if you carry with a chambered round.
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