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striker fired or hammer fired guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 357smallbore, May 18, 2019.

  1. bassjam

    bassjam Member

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    I prefer hammer fired, but only because I’m not aware of any striker fired revolvers.

    Seriously though, for my conceal carry and home defense pistols I do prefer hammer fired DA guns. I like the idea of having a long, heavy, double action pull when in a stressful situation. Even the Kahrs I’ve shot have too light of a trigger pull for my tastes, and I just don’t like carrying a gun with a firing mechanism that has energy stored in it since I prefer appendix carry.

    For strictly range use, I still prefer hammer fired but now I’d rather have a single action.
     
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  2. SCMikeyP

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    I have and enjoy both... I prefer Hammer Fired DA/SA....

    I love my P30SK with the LEM trigger... some say it's the best of worlds. I like it a lot.... I'm sure some say the LEM Trigger is the worst of both worlds hah, different strokes for different folks.
     
  3. joseywales76

    joseywales76 Member

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    Pros and cons. I prefer striker fired for edc.
     
  4. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I prefer hammer fired for carry because I shoot hammer fired way more than striker fired.
     
  5. Deus Machina

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    In general, I prefer hammers. Not from any solid, overarching reason, I just tend to prefer the way they feel. Plus it's much easier to find them in the DA/SA I prefer, or if comparing DAO models they tend to have a better trigger IMO. No, I'm not including the partially cocked strikers in that.
    That said, my current carry pistol is a Ruger SR9 because, aside from carrying very nicely, the trigger is as close to the hammer-fired guns that I got used to as I can imagine.
     
  6. jar

    jar Member

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    There is also the option of a striker fired pistol with an external striker cocking mechanism.

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  7. Spats McGee

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    What kind of witchcraft is that?!?
     
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  8. jar

    jar Member

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    Old Magic.

    It's my Savage 1907 that was made in 1913.

    Amazing line of pistols.
    • Striker Fired.
    • Frame mounted Safety.
    • Slide rides inside of frame rather than over frame.
    • A "Delayed Blowback System" where the barrel rotates slightly before releasing.
    • The first high capacity Double Stack magazine. It held ten 32acps + one in the chamber.
    • Drop Free magazines.
    • Fully removable Fire Control Unit where you can simply turn the unit and slide it out.
    • No need to pull the trigger to take down.
    • No screws.
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    One thing that impresses me every single time I clean it is how even though it's over a century old all the parts still feel like they float on ball bearings.
     
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  9. Spats McGee

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    That's neat!
     
  10. cw308

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    I'm a hammer guy , from revolvers to pistols all have hammers . I like to see what's going on . Colts and S&W .
     
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