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Old 06-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default Hammer or striker???

What type of handgun do you like more. Hammer fired, or striker fired, and why?

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Have to say hammer is my favorite--Why, just old school i guess plus being a die hard 1911 fan
But I have several strikers too, XD45 & SR9C are WAY up there in my book

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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I have been a fan of striker-fired for some time. I like the consistency of trigger pull and the simplicity of design. I used to not like SA/DA hammer-fired because of the long and usually stiff DA trigger. Having said that, I recently bought a Taurus 809 that is hammer-fired and love this gun. It is making me rethink my preferences.
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I dont like double action only which is a main reason amongst others that i dont like glocks. Cocking the striker with the hammer even partially with a glock is one reason they have a bad rep with target shooters

Striker fired is fine so long as the trigger is just releasing the striker or hammer. With 1911 or xdm or da/sa the trigger releases the hammer. Da/sa first shot cocks the hammer which isnt a big deal but takes some getting used to.

One thing thats broyght up is you can easily restrike a fail to fire. Thats a nonissue since you should be doing a failure drill rather than restriking a failed primer. Odds are its going to just fail again and wasting time trying to save one round you may lose your life
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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The hammer uses inertial force on the firing pin,

which has proven to me to be slightly more

effective than released spring tension pressure.

So I prefer the hammer...
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Hammer all the way "cant touch this"
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I prefer a hammer sa/da
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As long as it goes bang and is accurate.
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Agree w Hammer - SA/DA - where you can carry condition 1.

Slowly warming up to XDM's SA striker.

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