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Hammerless Auto's complaint

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gmh1013, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. gmh1013

    gmh1013 Well-Known Member

    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.:(
  2. Matrix187

    Matrix187 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. 1-cavediver

    1-cavediver Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. gwnorth

    gwnorth Well-Known Member

    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).
  6. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    Lots of companies still make guns with hammers....


    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.
  7. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Pick up a H&K P7, and you can decock simply by relaxing your grip

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