Favorite Striker Fired Pistol?

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  1. CodeSection

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    On person, I prefer and carry an XDSC .40 and a bug P365. Years ago I bought the XDSC (to replace my EDC P229 .40 on person carry) since it had the grip safety. I purchased the P365 earlier this year to replace my other bug. Since I carry the P365 in a pocket holster that has a hard trigger guard on both sides, a grip safety or any other safety is not needed in my situation.
     
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  2. tarosean

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    Roth-Steyr M1907.

    If your asking about about a poly striker gun? I would likely equate that to single ply toilet paper. Works yet far from a favorite thing to use.

    If I was forced to pick a favorite in my safe (10 striker handguns). I guess I'd go with Kimber Evo. I cannot really pick some of my glocks that have virtually zero stock parts.
     
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  3. Ignition Override

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    The only Striker handgun I’ve owned:
    the DA/SA Walther P99 AS.

    I bought this very ergonomic, striker-fired gun because it is designed to Decock into Double Action.

    Most of you might really enjoy carryiing it in SA, with what they claim is an excellent trigger pull and reset. I never pay attention to any trigger reset or refined features except DA stacking and smoothness; my first carry gun was a Makarov in .380

    a2x4bbl:
    I wanted to handle a “first” Steyr 9mm but nobody had any avail. On Armslist or in our stores about two years ago.
     
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    Me 2!
     
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  5. wbwanzer

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    I'm another in favor of the Canik TP9SFx. I've had several striker fired pistols but the Canik has the best trigger. Honest Outlaw rates it very highly and he's tested just about everything. It seems that the Canik trigger is a copy of a Walther (don't remember which model). I've not tried the Walther, but am very impressed with the TP9SFX. As said above, the reset is miniscule.
     
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  6. armedwalleye

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    SR9c is my fav.. Sweet shooter, good in the hand, recoil very manageable. Paired with Ruger's laser attachment, it's my bedside gun. With the advent of the PC Carbine and PC Charger ( I own both) and the shared mag option, I'm actually currently looking for another SR9c to paie with the Charger in a bugout bag.
     
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  7. lysanderxiii

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    Browning/FN Model 1910 . . . of course.
     
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  8. Monac

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    Oh, dude, that thing is like 3 times the size and 6 times the price of an FN 1900. Sure, 8mm Roth Steyr is a real wall-banger of a cartridge, but a lot of people just don't want to deal with the recoil. That's why it's fading out and 32 ACP is growing by leaps and bounds. And stripper clip loading? Please. Why not just get a Broomhandle and pretend you're Winston Churchill?

    And that brings up another point: Real men aren't afraid of safety catches. I know that's not "PC" to say out loud, but it's not like we're a bunch of snowflakes here.
     
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  9. WisBorn

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    My favorite - XDM 45acp compact with a 3.8" barrel.
    It is compact enough to carry and large enough to shoot well.

    I would like to see Springfield make the compact in 10mm to compete with the Glock 29.
     
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  10. Winkman822

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    My all time favorite striker fired pistol is the Walther P99
     
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    Gen 5 Glocks.

    Picking one…. Gen 5 Glock 19
     
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  12. Tallball

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    The Walther PPQ is my favorite. The large grip panels fit my hand well and it has excellent sights. The trigger is wonderful. If there's a duty pistol I can shoot slightly better than any of the others, it would be the PPQ.

    The S&W M&P 45acp is my second favorite. Likewise with the large grip panels, and it has good sights and trigger, never malfunctions... etc. It's a nice pistol.

    The Glocks are okay. I own several. I would feel comfortable with any of them for SD. To me the trigger is kinda "meh": It works okay for me, but I don't love it.

     
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    Currently, a G43x is doing the trick.
     
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    Kahr PM9--I carry it every day, and have for over ten years.
    I liked it enough that I bought a P45, and eventually a CW380. Carry the P45 sometimes in the winter.

    Owned a couple Glocks, an XD, LCP and so on, never bonded with any of them.
     
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  15. 9mmepiphany

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    My favorite striker fired pistol is also my oldest...the H&K P7:
    It is fully ambidextrous, accurate (fixed barrel), easy to disassembly and clean (1-button takedown), and the safest semiauto service pistol available (remains uncocked until ready to shoot, uncocks automatically if dropped)

    If you meant polymer, that would be a S&W M&P9 with Apex Tactical action set and barrel. My easiest to shoot based on pointability and accuracy.

    The current striker fired pistol I'm working into my battery is the SIG P320 base on the ability to switch between different length/sizes of slide and frames. It points almost as well as the M&P and might be a touch more accurate. It might not qualify as an answer for your question as I've recently added a tungsten infused grip module to it
     
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    Mine is my Walther PPQ Q5 Steel frame Pro. It has the best striker fired trigger I have ever used. I love this thing.
    Q5 Match Steel Frame Pro 3.jpg
     
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    Glock 19C with night sights. I have used Glocks of various types and calibers for years, in combat, for EDC, 3 gun, and as sidearms when hunting. The pistols has proven reliable and excellent in every way for my needs. I like the 19C because it feels like the familiar 19 with the advantage of compensation to minimize recoil in engagements where multiple rounds are fired. Yes, I have fired it in the dark- I don't fine the minimal 12 o'clock sparks out the top to be at all blinding or disorienting like a flash bang went off in my face at all.
     
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    Favorite: CZ P-10
    Most Used: every 9mm and 10mm Glock
    Least Favorite: Sig P320
     
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    My favorite is my Ruger sr45, followed closely by my M&P 40, 2.0. I own a tp9sfx, and while the trigger is as good as the other two, the overall accuracy of the pistol is shameful. Even from a rest, it's not near as accurate as my other pistols freehand. Shooting illustrated reviewed an 800$ canik elite and at 15 yards it was way less accurate than a cheap 300$ stoger was at 25 yards. I'll personally never buy another canik.
     
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    My second favorite would be the very first polymer frame, striker-fired, high capacity 9mm pistol . . .

    The VP70:

    HK-VP70-Machine-Pistol-3.jpg

    Mainly due to the fun switch on the stock. I wish I could have brought it home from Germany.
     
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    S&W M&P Shield I have 3 of them .45,9mm and .22
     
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  22. Mike J

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    I had to do a search to learn about this pistol. Interesting. Very innovative design.
     
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  23. Mike J

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    It was your comment a while back that made me start this thread. You own a lot more pistols than I likely ever will. While I like striker fired pistols, hammer fired pistols, revolvers, etc. I don't have the time & financial means to buy or rent everything that is out there so your comment piqued my curiosity.
     
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  24. Mike J

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    Another pistol I had to do a search on to learn about. Interesting stuff.
     
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  25. Mike J

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    This is yet another pistol I have neither handled or shot that I find myself intrigued by because it can be carried either S/A or DA/SA.
     
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