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DA/SA 9mm with nice trigger?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Buck13, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Buck13

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    I'm looking for an accurate 9mm auto for recreational range shooting at 25 yards. High priority given to a clean and light SA trigger break. The DA pull doesn't concern me as much. Concealability or light weight is not really an issue. I need to make a short list to find for test shooting, so help me out with your experiences. No SAO.

    I was at the range last weekend with my .22s, a Ruger MkII and a K-frame S&W, as well as on old family relic Colt Police Positive Special in 32-20, which reminded me how much my enjoyment of shooting is affected by the trigger. The Colt is pretty clean but quite heavy, and even if the ammo wasn't crazy-expensive, I wouldn't want to shoot it that much. My favorite is definitely the Smith, because the trigger is nicer than the MkII (not that the Ruger is terrible). So, I know I'll be sorry if I get a 9mm that has a heavy or creepy SA pull.
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

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    You don't offer a price range, but when thinking of a DA/SA 9mm with a nice trigger, the first thing that comes to mind is a SIG 226ST.

    It has a stainless steel slide and frame or you can save some money and go with the 226R which has an alloy frame. They are both stunningly accurate and usually have excellent triggers.

    If you want to go the other way (more money), I'd also highly recommend the SIG X-5 Allaround. It is all stainless steel, has a 5" barrel and adjustable sights
     
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    Sig P226 for range gun.
     
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    "Nice" is subjective and therefore hard to judge for others. A nice trigger on a combat gun is around 5-7 pounds for me, A nice trigger on a hunting pistol (my Ruger 44 Magnum SRH) is about 3.5 pounds and a nice trigger on a target .22LR is maybe 3 pounds with no discernible creep or over travel. But that's just me. Also for me, no double action is acceptable. I'm a single action kind of guy, I do love my 1911 and it's nice trigger, and I've come to accept that.

    In a sense it all depends on how much cash you have to spend on your new toy, and are you willing to pay a master gunsmith for a worthy trigger job done to your specifications. Or as nearly so as possible. Or are you expecting a "nice" trigger out of the box?
     
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    I've had a Sig P226 and was gonna be my first recommendation as well. GREAT guns, very accurate, very comfortable.

    Second choice would be a CZ75 Combat, don't know if ithey still make it, might have to search around for one if they don't. Has a much simpler trigger system than the standard CZ75 and with a little love, polishing/jewelling can end up with a very light, very crisp trigger.

    That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
     
  6. 9mmepiphany

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    I almost mentioned the CZ, but I was reading the OP as asking about a stock "out of the box" trigger...and every CZ I've shot has needed work to be considered nice
     
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    Go with the CZ 85 Combat. I know it's not super-nice OTB, but you can drop in the custom hammer from Cajun Gun Works (Kit #3 I think?) yourself and have a really smooth, awesome trigger on a moderately priced solid 9mm. Slap on the $10 reduced weight DA spring and it's wicked awesome!
     
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    If you can find the HK USP Elite model in 9mm, it has a very nice match trigger and is a reliable tack driver, as is it's similar Expert model. Two excellent, accurate, high capacity and robust guns with a very smooth trigger.
     
  9. 9mmepiphany

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    I thought of the USP also...very nice trigger... but wasn't sure if the OP wanted to get into the polymer world. Plus I've always found the grip of the USP a bit square and the checkering overly sharp
     
  10. Buck13

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    Polymer frame is OK. Aluminum is probably ideal, since I wouldn't mind a little less weight than a steel frame, but this is pretty far down the list.

    Yes, I'm thinking decent out of the box. I guess a little work would be acceptable, but it's kinda the point to find something that I can expect will be OK by default.

    Not that I expect it to be quite as light and crisp as my S&W. But it would be nice to find something that doesn't drive me nuts without shooting every pistol in the world.
     
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    Sig 226. Both my shooting buddies have one. I have a 228, and the trigger is as good as I can find out of the box.
     
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    I've also got to recommend a P226. I have a 228 and it has a very good SA with probably one of the best DAs I've felt apart from a good S&W revolver.
     
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    Another vote for Sig P226.
     
  14. Shawn Dodson

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    There's no such beast as "SAO".

    It's "Single-Action". It cannot function in any other mode of operation.
     
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    I love the trigger on my 226.
     
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    STI GP6 has the best SA trigger I've ever felt on a SA/DA pistol.
     
  17. Telekinesis

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    Maybe you would like to explain to Sig just how ignorant they are when they call their own weapon a "DA/SA"?

    A revolver is a double action pistol. If you start off decocked and just pull the trigger until the gun is empty, all shots will be double action.

    A Sig is both double action AND single action. If you start off decocked, the first trigger pull will be double action, but each subsequent pull of the trigger will be single action because the hammer is cocked each time the weapon chambers a new round.
     
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    FNH model FNX in 9mm, very good trigger
     
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    Walther P99AS.

    Best DA/SA trigger money can buy.

    The Sig P226 trigger is nice, but it doesn't even compare. The Walther "Anti-Stress"" DA/SA trigger is much smoother and crisper. It has a shorter reset as well.





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  20. sigarms228

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    For hammer fired DEFINITELY a SIG such as the P226 or even SP2022. My son was pretty much stunned how much nicer any of my SIGs trigger was than his CZ SP01 which has about 2000 rounds through it.

    For striker fired a Walther PPQ (SA only) or P99 AS - which emulates hammer fired DA/SA very nicely!!
     
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    Another vote for the Walther P99AS.
     
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    9mmepiphany:
    You can order it from the CZ Custom Shop with the 'very nice trigger' NIB. Cheaper than the X-5, especially accessories and parts..
     
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    I just spent some time at the range today shooting the S&W k frame 38 special and the Sig 226. I shoot the revolver double action all of the time because I'd like to take it out for steel challenge someday (when I get a little more practice under my belt). The Sig I shoot the first shot double action when I draw and it is a smooth pull as well. I find them very similiar in feel and switch easily between the two.
     
  24. Buck13

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    OK, thanks for the ideas. A local range has most of the guns mentioned for rental use, except the 2022, so I can shoot at least 5 of these. Probably I'll throw an M+P or SR9 into the mix, too, just to go against my grain and try a DAO. :eek:
     
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    My favorite DA/SA 9mm is the FN FNP-9. Its a VERY nice shooter. Try to rent one, I'm sure you'll agree. Far better than Sigs or some HK's (my opinion of course)
     
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