Hello fellow shooters! I was thinking on my way to the range about single action shooting and double action shooting and whether or not a steady diet of either type would wear the action of a Python out faster. Personally I only occasionally will slow cock the DA revolvers when I'm sighting in, and thereafter it's all DA shooting. Even though Pythons have the most glorious hammer spur ever put on a revolver, I'd just rather be able to enjoy the feel of all of the hand honing of the action that was done when the gun was crafted. Great story time, today a fellow along with his father, a long retired policeman, were shooting at the range next to me. My guess is the man was approaching his 80s but he looked to be in great health. Anyhow, the older man did some slow firing at the range stand next to me and I happened to look over and see he was shooting what looked like a nice nickle plated Python. I asked him if it was a Python and he replied yes, that it was his old duty revolver. He showed it to me, a well cared for police 4" Python from '67. Just a beaut of a gun. And the retired policeman could still group his shots quite respectably in the DA mode. Said he hadn't really shot much at all since he retired almost 25 years ago. I hope I'm still able to shoot that good when I'm 50!