The pistol fires both double action and single action, just like the real thing. The trigger pull is very realistic. The double action trigger pull is long and hard, while the single action is much lighter, just like most revolvers. The Crosman 357 gave me the “big gun” shooting experience without the “big gun” shooting expense. Of course you don’t get the loud bang and recoil that you get with a real 357 magnum, but you, also, don’t get the sore arm and wrist either! If I were to shoot 300 rounds with my 357 magnum, I’d be one tired and sore puppy. The Crosman 357 CO2 pellet pistol lets me shoot all day for just pennies. Shooting the Crosman 357 pellet pistol has been GREAT practice for both me and my wife.