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Old 06-18-2013, 01:34 AM   #21
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i fail to see how it makes any difference in the slightest. a good design is a good design and a bad design is a bad design. there are tons of both in hammer and striker pistols.

there is nothing inherent in a striker that makes it better or worse and nothing inherent to a hammer design that makes a gun automagically better or worse.
Agreed, but we are discussing which we prefer, not which is better or worse.


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Point well taken by our moderator, ARs work pretty well, everyone wants one, or already owns one or more, and no hammers on them.

Way back when, I owned a matching pair of Rossi hammer shotguns, one was a stagecoach gun. Sure wish I still owned them. Don't miss all the hammerless shotguns that have come and gone over the years.

I own several western saddle rifles, all with hammers. Hammer on my Mares Leg pistol.

I think the point is correct, both designs work well, if designed well, however, for me, shooting pleasure is best obtained, in pistol, rifle, or shotgun, with a hammer firearm.



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but no one seems to have an issue with hidden hammers (AR15/AK47) or hidden strikers (pretty much every bolt rifle ever made) in the case of long guns...

why the hang up on handguns??

i dont get it.
If I had my way I'd still be able to get hammer fired shotguns pretty easy. But in truth I would think long guns would be another thread...
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Point well taken by our moderator, ARs work pretty well, everyone wants one, or already owns one or more, and no hammers on them.
?????? Wonder what that thing is in my AR lower that releases when I squeeze the trigger and strikes the firing pin.
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I carried a 640 S&W as a BUG for many years just because it had a concealed hammer. Unlike a semi-auto I could fire all five shots from inside a jacket pocket if necessary, not to mention there would be no 'snag' if I had to draw it!
But I still like the hammer where I can see it. Just a personal preference. On duty I can carry either my M&P or my 5906. Off duty/concealed I like the 6906.
I am 'old school'!

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I prefer hammers on my pistols. I own both but like hammers.

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Also, it is not just hammer or no hammer, in a striker gun, the trigger is much different than on a hammer gun. In the case of a Glock, moderately long trigger pull, and always the same, unless you train by not completely letting off the trigger after each shot.

On a hammer gun, double action, single action, after your first shot with a long hard trigger, you get a soft short trigger for each sequent shot. I prefer that over a striker type action. I also like a decocker safety.

A true 1911 style hammer action, is not my first choice, unless it is slightly modified like Star PD did theirs, where you can go uncocked and locked.

A 1911 cocked and locked, troubles me more than a Glock with one in the pipe. It is all about training, but accident statistics prove out neglect discharges do happen.

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Hammer but I don't mind striker.

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Also, it is not just hammer or no hammer, in a striker gun, the trigger is much different than on a hammer gun. In the case of a Glock, moderately long trigger pull, and always the same, unless you train by not completely letting off the trigger after each shot.

On a hammer gun, double action, single action, after your first shot with a long hard trigger, you get a soft short trigger for each sequent shot. I prefer that over a striker type action. I also like a decocker safety.

A true 1911 style hammer action, is not my first choice, unless it is slightly modified like Star PD did theirs, where you can go uncocked and locked.

A 1911 cocked and locked, troubles me more than a Glock with one in the pipe. It is all about training, but accident statistics prove out neglect discharges do happen.
The astra is nice too, differences beieng the astra is da/sa and double stack mag. I really like the da/sa from para, a really nice piece of self defense hardware


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