Hammerless Auto's complaint


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gmh1013
March 11, 2009, 05:25 PM
I have a thing about buying a gun without a hammer.
My friend says im old fashioned and should try a Glock or new Wather but I have a mental block and I'm scared of them. To me they (hammerless) are like a
cottonmouth water moccasin ready to bite you...even if you are careful,plus I like to be able to de-cock the pistol without having to worry about
round in the chamber etc,.
Sadly it look like the hammerless auto is going away slowly....Some of the new auto's I really like except they have internal firing pens.:(

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Matrix187
March 11, 2009, 05:31 PM
You mean striker-fired guns? They are extremely safe as long as you don't pull the trigger. But, I think the same way you do. I prefer a decocker setup still.

1-cavediver
March 11, 2009, 05:34 PM
With hammer or without, when you PULL THE TRIGGER the gun goes "bang". Don't pull the trigger and the gun won't fire, pretty simple to me. I think you may just need to get more comfortable with handguns in general because this shouldn't cause you any concern.

The Lone Haranguer
March 11, 2009, 05:34 PM
First we must define "hammerless." Only a spring-loaded striker-fired action is hammerless. Hammers can be concealed within or flush with the slide, too.

If you have difficulty telling if a striker is "cocked" or not, on a Glock the trigger is in its forward position, and the Walther's protrudes visibly, exposing a red stripe.

gwnorth
March 11, 2009, 09:29 PM
Hammer fired guns going away? Since when, or where? HK, SIG, FN, CZ, 1911's-galore - there seems no shortage of hammer fired pistols out there to choose from, and new ones popping up all the time.

Personally, I don't like striker fired pistols either. I would not say I'm afraid of them, or even that I don't trust them (mechanically), just that I prefer my pistols to be DA/SA hammer fired, with a decocker. The exception being my 1911.

Go with what you like (but never be afraid to try something new either, when opportunity arises).

nwilliams
March 11, 2009, 09:44 PM
Lots of companies still make guns with hammers....

H&K
FN
CZ
Beretta
Ruger
Sig

I don't see guns with hammers disappearing anytime soon and you have plenty to choose from still out there. If you're wanting a striker-fire with decocker then why not look at the Walther P99, I just picked one up and I'm extremely happy with it.

oneounceload
March 11, 2009, 11:11 PM
Pick up a H&K P7, and you can decock simply by relaxing your grip

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