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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mike J, Nov 7, 2020.

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  1. Monac

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    Oh, yeah, most people hated the Colt 200. And it was badly over-hyped, in a way we would not see again until the Remington R51 came along. (Now I am surprised the R51 has not made this list.) I'd bet prices are still low, because who wants one? I cannot explain why I like it; it just works for me.
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    R51 has quite a good production line trigger.
    The all-metal AA2000 trigger wasn't bad considered as a DAO. Can't say about the plastic version.
     
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  3. Waveski

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    The PPK does have a nasty da trigger , but it is sweet compared to the venerable P.38. - heavy to the point of absurdity. Hitting anything with a da discharge of the P.38 is extremely difficult.

    A good da trigger in a sa/da pistol is certainly possible - my Beretta 85 in 380 is actually pleasant to shoot da.
     
  4. Yarddog

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    The H&K VP 70 z, Got a 15lb trigger or better. ; )
    H/D
     
  5. FL-NC

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    Taurus millenium.
     
  6. P5 Guy

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    Walther PP. The double action first shot was impossibly heavy.
     
  7. MrChicken

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    My AMT backup 380. I bought it because my young son, at the time nine or ten years old, could not pull the trigger at all.
     
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    The trigger on the first Sigma I ever fired was terrible. Heavy and gritty. the second was still heavy, but much smoother.

    Of my guns, my HK45 DA trigger pull was stupid heavy, but smooth.
     
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  9. .455_Hunter

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    I cut my teeth on defense shooting as a teenager with a DAO Enfield .38, so my perception on people complaining about heavy and long DA triggers tends to elicit eye-rolls and snowflake comments from me.

    The only gun I have found to almost unserviceable due to extreme trigger pull was an unmodified P64. Far worse than my Nagant revolver, PPK, CZ50, New Services, Webleys and Enfields.
     
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  10. crestoncowboy

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    That's what my dad has. I Mentioned it earlier on this thread but didn't remember the model.
     
  11. alfsauve

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    OP just asked "worst trigger" which I take it to mean not just the "pull".

    The Taurus TCP has (or at least did have a few years ago) a false reset. If you didn't fully let go of the trigger, it might or might not have fired the next round.
     
  12. Howland937

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    My dad has a S&W 59xx (don't remember the exact model) It's stainless and DAO 9mm and the trigger is off the charts. Literally. It's so heavy it won't even register on my Lyman trigger scale and it either tops out at 12 or 15lbs. I tried to shoot a full mag through it and my forearm got a cramp.
     
  13. WestKentucky

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    Seriously bad only brings to mind 1 gun. A ducktown double disaster. The little 410 double barrel derringer POS with a spur trigger and stamped steel frame components welded together by a drunk monkey using clothes hangers as welding rods. The spur trigger itself was not terrible, but the whole layout of the trigger sucked by design. The ears in which the trigger was housed had sharp edges on the rear and would split open the middle finger under recoil after every shot. The spur trigger was light enough that it was easy to use, but therein was another issue. The gun has to be gripped strongly to manage the recoil, and it can be hard to grip a gun that small firmly without putting enough pressure on the bang switch to make it go off before your really ready for it.
     
  14. potmetal

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    The Kel-Tec P11 was a very unpleasant gun to shoot. FEG made a double action version of it's High Power copy. Internally, it was supposed to be similar to the S&W 59. It had a terrible trigger.
    Century imported a PPK copy from Romania called the Carpati. It was chambered in 380. The trigger was awful and the grips would cut the web of your hand.
    My first Glock was a Police surplus pistol, a model 22, marked "Detroit Police Dep't". It had a trigger that took two hands to pull.
     
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  15. 9mmepiphany

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    I thought Detroit PD spec'd them like that...like the NY trigger for NYPD
     
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    Wow how could I forget my s&w sigma. Needed a 5,000 lb winch to pull the trigger. Kinda wish I still had it so I could do a trigger job on it.
     
  17. HarryB

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    The P-38 DA trigger on his WW2 capture bring back. The SA kind of sucks too
     
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    .45 acp Back-up. The DAO trigger needs a gorilla to make a clean pull to fire. I almost needed a come-along.
     
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    Beretta 92FS double-action. Like falling from an unknown height blindfolded.
     
  20. HarryB

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    I forgot how bad those AMTs were
     
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    p11 is very bad. gave one away cause of it. the s&w glock copy is terrible too.

    worst ever I shot was a 9mm hi point. had trigger slap that hit so hard would bruise my finger on one shot. make more shots impossible. complete junk.
     
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    My worst one was on a HK P2000SK V3. I think it was worse than a rusty Mosin 91/30. Way off the scale, probably 15 or 20 pounds in D/A, and equally stupid heavy in S/A. That was one of a few things about that gun that made it the most disappointing gun I've ever bought.
     
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    CZ -70, hard pull, for a .32. And yeah, the P-64 is a test. It'll never go off in your pocket, tho. That pull's about 35 pounds.
     
  24. a2x4bbl

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    Factory Browning Hi-Power trigger . RCBS trigger scale 9 lbs. and gritty from the magazine disconnect . $200 in parts from Cylinder and Slide and lots of polishing got it down to 4 .
     
  25. Devonai

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    Ian at Forgotten Weapons does a great breakdown of why the VP-70's trigger is so terrible.

    And yes, I owned a Kel-Tec P11 as well. One of my friends found it physically impossible to squeeze the trigger with his index finger, and had to use his middle finger. I told him to hit the gym. :p

    I also owned a CZ-52. I really wanted to like that pistol. Ultimately the lack of a drop-free mag (like any euro heel release) was what killed it for me.
     
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