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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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AMT 380 backup

Just purchased one. Can someone clarify single and double action?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 02:49 AM
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Re: AMT 380 backup

A hammer should say it all.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 03:31 AM
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Re: AMT 380 backup

I do not know why people seem to think a hammer means anything.
It doesn't
A 1911 has a hammer but is single action.
Smiths MP has no hammer but is double.
And many have no hammers that are single.
As per the OP question , the AMT 380 was made in both single and double action.
The first ones were single , then later came the double action ones.
A single action trigger will not cock the the firing pin , a double action cocks then releases the firing pin with one pull of the trigger.
What does your gun do?
That'll answer the question.
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Re: AMT 380 backup

A double action will cock the hammer and release it in one pull of the trigger. A single action will have the trigger cocked by the slide or your finger, and then will release with a pull of the trigger.

Hunterx, I think you are thinking of a striker fired pistol.
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