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    Striker fired vs Hammer fired.

    I side with the author on this . Here's the story. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/3-...d-always-will/. I always say hammer time!
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    I used a model 92 in the USAF as an SP/LE. Loved it.
    I also owned and carried for years the Springfield Xd and loved it.
    Of course we know the 92 is a hammer fired and the Xd is striker fired. I can say that both firearms were exceptional to shoot. I could not choose one over the other for safety or functionality.
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    Well, I've stated many times I'll only own a DA/SA auto and with revolvers I prefer a hammer as well. I agree DA/SA autos are inherently safer for sure.

    I've played with SF 'd pistols and just plain don't care for them, nor do I wish to trust my life to a match-box trigger system. I know folks who like them but it's just my personal preference.

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    I grew up with revolvers and 1911's but carried a Beretta for one deployment in the Marines then got switched over to a 1911. I hated the DA/SA trigger systems. Much more complicated and takes way longer to train people to shoot them well on a static range when nobody is shooting at you. Scores went up instantly with the 1911 and still what I carry at home every day and train with. I have a Glock 19 for work now but I like the manual safety of a 1911.

    A manual safety works in numerous ways, especially if you were disarmed in a fight your opponent may not know to take off a safety. I know everyone is an operator but look at statistics. Cops getting shot with their own guns is not something new or uncommon; in this regard, manual safeties is another plus for the good guys.

    Any weapon is good with the shooter behind it IF they've mastered it and what they are comfortable or prefer.
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    Striker fired vs Hammer fired.

    Hammers for my kablammers.
    Striker-fired semi-autos are for metrosexuals and Europeans.
    True story...
    The End!

    Last edited by jgriffin1988; 07-09-2019 at 12:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgriffin1988 View Post
    Hammers for my kablammers.
    Striker-fired semi-autos are for metrosexuals and Europeans.
    True story...
    The End!


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    +1 for hammers! Im a big 1911 fan and love em always. I am not a fan of hammerless revolvers, but I wont knock them, Just something about having that little extra "control" of the function and safety of a hammer makes me a tad more comfortable.

    after using good, tuned hammer pistols, pretty much all striker fires feel sloppy and odd to me, EXCEPT my Canik TP9SFX.

    Holy cow that thing has an absolutely incredible trigger! It has now has moved up quickly into my top 5 favorite pistols. and 20+1 9mm. capacity is a nice bonus.
    I bought it on an impulse buy as everyone called it the Glock killer... man.. they were right. I will never purchase another glock after owning this little sleeper beauty! If it had a hammer, it would be in the top 3!

    But.... it will never be as good as my well tuned 1911's
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    I think that if a shooter looks at the safety issue critically, it is pretty obvious that a pistol that allows a "hammer check" is safer to re-holster. I think you can say the same thing about an engaged thumb safety. Many will tell you that it's a training issue but people have brain farts routinely. The bottom line for me is that I will never appendix or pocket carry a striker fired pistol.

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    The striker blocking and/or firing pin blocking features of striker fired pistols are not safeties. They merely prevent the pistol from accidentally firing if dropped or impacted. If you can pull the trigger and it doesn't fire then you know you have a safety engaged. The reason you can't do that with striker fired pistols is because they don't have any safeties to engage.

    There are those who will say that a striker fired pistol is just as safe to carry as a double action revolver. Not so. Typical double action trigger pull is around 10 pounds. Typical single-action or striker pistol trigger pull is closer to 5 pounds So, a double action pistol requires double the pull weight than a striker fired pistol requires. And, both a cocked double action revolver and a striker fired pistol will fire with nothing more than a light pull of the trigger. Nobody in their right mind carries a double action revolver with the hammer cocked. But that is exactly what people with striker fired pistols are doing.

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    what he said



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