Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hessy, Nov 9, 2014.
shorter trigger pull
You say you sold your CZ, but have you ever tried the 75B-S.A. which is single action only and a very smooth trigger, much different than the D.A.
The squeeze cock feature might be a problem because of his arthritis. If he has adequate hand strength, definitely an option. I love mine.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_827555_-1_757767_757751_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y so technically it's a revolver, and super expensive, but it is 9mm, will have a short trigger and no slide to struggle with pulling back. one of those 9mm backhawks would have an even short trigger reach and lower price tag.
As for Sig's, most have the option of installing a short reach trigger which I think was mentioned already. There is also the SRT short reset trigger modification that Sig can do, but I don't think this would have any effect on the first double-action pull. Perhaps a DAK model or HK's LEM might help.
My understanding is that he's asking for both. Basically, a single-action 9mm semi-auto.
The Sig DA/SA guns, as well as the DAK guns still have a long reach to the DA trigger. That's why I suggested a Sig 226 SAO. It's got ambidextrous thumb safeties, a crisp single action only trigger pull, and a short trigger reach. Think of it as a 9mm double-stack 1911 - only reliable...
You can sorta carry it cocked and locked, SA only, but if you press on the back of the hammer, the bulk of the hammer goes down and the trigger pops forward. So it's not really designed for true SA unless you have a holster that would keep the hammer back. So that increases the trigger reach on the first shot, potentially. But it's only a really light DA part of the pull, and the break is the same as the SA. IIRC, you can also, alternatively, pull back the "hammer" with just a light touch and the trigger goes back to SA position, as well.
The guy who I sold it to was quite senior. I wonder if he had arthritis, too. He shot one years back and was now looking for one for the short trigger reach. And he bought it after looking, so I guess it works for him. He also regaled me with stories of the hundreds of thousands worth of guns that he bought and sold over the years as a gun dealer. He bought out firearm estate sales here and there and made some good money, I take it. Any rate, I think it's safe to say that he was fairly knowledgeable about firearms, and he was looking for this.
It's almost like the engineers were told to make the trigger reach as short as possible. And they exceeded beyond all expectations. Looking at my hand, I can't figure out how they made the trigger reach that short on a double stack pistol that holds 15. It's redeculous.
This post makes me sad. My favorite pistol is a G21, and I can barely reach the trigger, properly. It would be sad to say goodbye to it due to arthritis.
Spent some time trying out various compact 9mm... Size 13 hands.
Liked the idea of the LC9, but hate the trigger...hard to pull unless I consciously just used tip of finger.
Well the P938 trigger is very good! My big finger fit in the trigger guard too.
I bought a "Sport" model from Palmeto State Armory for a good price.
I bet you like it.
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