- Jun 2, 2006
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ,
I bought a bundle of old comic books at a second hand store for $10. One of them was an issue of Gunsmoke (#844, 1959). Surprisingly there was only 1 advertisement in the entire issue (on the back cover for Juicy Fruit gum). But on the inside cover there was a pictorial about “Western Pistols”, specifically the Colt revolver. One of the factoids it mentioned was that the single action version was more popular than the double action version. But it didn’t say why. Is this correct? This is pertinent to modern day open carry for those that prefer to arm themselves with a revolver over a semi-auto. I can think of some reasons why SA would be preferred over DA, but am curious as to if there are some other reasons I’ve not considered, especially going back 125+ years ago. Your thoughts are appreciated.