Best DAO trigger?


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Owlnmole
May 21, 2008, 12:40 PM
Call me crazy, but I like the simplicity and consistency of a pure DAO pistol. No manual safety (or leave it off if it's there), no variation in the trigger pull, just pull the trigger and it goes bang, the same way, with the same feel, every time.

So, which is the best DAO pistol from the point of view of the trigger pull, weight, feel, length, smoothness, etc.?

Yes, I know that single-action, cocked-and-locked gives a clean, consistent trigger pull, but I am asking about DAO. And please don't say "my S&W 642" since this is the Handguns: Autoloaders forum. :neener:

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Snowdog
May 21, 2008, 12:53 PM
My early-model Kahr K9 has the best DAO trigger I've ever experienced.

rellascout
May 21, 2008, 01:04 PM
I like the Sig DAK

It is a little long but the pull is smooth. It also has a shorter stroke after the first shot.

esq_stu
May 21, 2008, 01:08 PM
I like my Kahr trigger very much. I wish it had second strike capability (though I've never had a failure to fire).

My S&W 1917 (Brazil contract) revolver also has an awesome DA trigger. It was that way when I bought it, and the main spring looks original, but I cannot believe it was made that way.

rbernie
May 21, 2008, 01:13 PM
Best one I ever tried was a S&W 5946 - it was very nice.....

The-Fly
May 21, 2008, 01:31 PM
I like my G34 with the 3.5 trigger. Great reset, short pull, but not heavy either.

Marshall
May 21, 2008, 01:44 PM
Call it what you wish but Para has a great LDA trigger.

lee n. field
May 21, 2008, 01:47 PM
So, which is the best DAO pistol from the point of view of the trigger pull, weight, feel, length, smoothness, etc.?


S&W Model 19.

:neener:

The Lone Haranguer
May 21, 2008, 01:55 PM
I haven't tried everything out there, but I like those of the Kahr, "third-gen" S&Ws and the M&P.

jocko
May 21, 2008, 02:02 PM
Para LDA, has no competition...

ugaarguy
May 21, 2008, 03:23 PM
I like my S&W 5946, but the trigger pull on the SIG 250 is really impressive.

MDG1976
May 21, 2008, 04:35 PM
My early-model Kahr K9 has the best DAO trigger I've ever experienced.


My Kahr CW45 is also top notch

Deanimator
May 21, 2008, 04:39 PM
My S&W 1917 (Brazil contract) revolver also has an awesome DA trigger.
Back in the '80s, I had a GI M1917. No handgun has a better D/A pull than a well used M1917 or M&P.

usp9
May 21, 2008, 05:01 PM
My Kahr T9 has a very nice trigger as well as my Sphinx, but the T9 is like butter.

jocko
May 21, 2008, 05:05 PM
The trigger on my K9 kahr and also on my PM9 after an action job by cylinder and slide is also awsome, but still the Para LDA trigger IMO is even better. No complaints though from either of my kahrs. They do have a super trigger system, extremely simple and if one desires, eh can even orfer the 5# striker spring from wolffs gunsprings for his kahrs and oh my what a difference that makes also...Simply drops in to.

SuperNaut
May 21, 2008, 05:10 PM
Recently dry-fired the Sig P250, trigger-pull felt pretty good.

Texas Colt
May 21, 2008, 05:25 PM
The Colt Z-40, while somewhat rare, has a simply amazing DAO trigger.

jon_in_wv
May 21, 2008, 06:14 PM
The Beretta 92D have a wonderful DAO trigger. The Para LDA is also hard to beat.

atblis
May 21, 2008, 06:41 PM
Sig 250.

Jim PHL
May 21, 2008, 08:12 PM
Another vote for Kahr. I had a K40 for a few years. Excellent gun all around.

Thernlund
May 21, 2008, 08:14 PM
Wow. It took 18 posts for someone to say Beretta 92 (which is my vote). It's like oiled glass.


-T.

AK103K
May 21, 2008, 08:22 PM
Best DAO trigger?
The one you take the time to learn and practice with.

MTS Cop
May 21, 2008, 08:34 PM
My S&W 5946 has a great trigger. It's comparable to my old Model 10 and it's only going to get better with more use.

Big Mike
May 21, 2008, 09:39 PM
3rd Generation S&W, pre-TSW autos.

varoadking
May 21, 2008, 11:10 PM
3rd Generation S&W, pre-TSW autos.

Actually, the early TSW's - like the 4056 - feature the 3rd Gen DAO action as well...

As far as the best - give what I own - I would rank them in this order:

1. Kahr Elite series (stainless frame)
2. S&W xx46, xx56, and xx86 series (stainless frames)
3. SiG DAK (alloy frame)

Rinspeed
May 21, 2008, 11:12 PM
DAK.

IMTHDUKE
May 21, 2008, 11:53 PM
http://photos.gafana.com/photos/0066252030996518348802.share.jpg

bwavec
May 22, 2008, 12:13 AM
I know quite a few people who have been very happy with the HK LEM DAO trigger kit.

Thernlund
May 22, 2008, 03:38 AM
I know quite a few people who have been very happy with the HK LEM DAO trigger kit.

I know I am. But I think that's a different animal.


-T.

atomemphis
May 22, 2008, 11:02 AM
Sig P250 has a fantastic trigger in my opinion.

P95loser
May 22, 2008, 11:15 AM
Kahr.

Avery Goodschott
May 22, 2008, 08:05 PM
Tops for me is the Kahr MK9 Elite 98

Next is my P239 SAS . . .DAK is a major advance

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