Originally Posted by DrumJunkie
There's a reason there are so many different types of handguns out there. THere's a whole heapin' helpin' of different people around and they all want what they want from their handgun for any number of reasons.
IMO this is one of the more intelligent comments I have seen at a gun forum! Absolutely you have to take into consideration the context and purpose of the gun and lots of people fail to do this and end up comparing apples to oranges.
For a competition, or race gun, many may prefer a SA only with a very light and consistent trigger pull. In fact, many competition variants are so simplified that many do not even have a firing pin block.
But you don't want a "hair trigger" on a combat/tactical/LE purpose gun -- especially LE. Chances are that if you have your gun out in this environment then you are probably pointing it at someone and the last thing you need is your finger brushing the trigger and taking the guy out before knowing if it's the right guy or not!
This is where DA/SA with a 10lb/5lb pull with a bit of trigger creep, or even DAO, might be a better option in this context.
I see many people complaining about the long trigger pull and resets on combat guns like Berettas, and HK's (talking V3; not LEM). But has it occurred to these people that it is that way by design? It's meant to be used by someone probably wearing thick leather gloves, and under a lot of stress at the time. That heavy pull and reset, and trigger creep, is feedback to the user. It's a way of the gun asking the user, "Are you sure?"