Originally Posted by JimRau
I have shot A LOT of all of them and the BEST striker fired pistol is my M&P, bar none. And this is not just my observation as I have had many others try it and ALL of them agree it is the best trigger they have ever used in a striker fired platform.
I have to disagree with the comment about the 'best' training is shooting is a single action revolver. To me the 'best' training is shooting a double action in double action all the time. This is how I trained for 14+ years with a M19 S&W and it gave me the best foundation for ALL handguns you can get. When you learn to control the trigger for the full double action pull and shoot well you can handle any trigger.
To answer the question. I prefer 'metal' guns with a 'hammer'. aka S&W 5903 or a 6906. There is nothing the 'plastic' striker fired pistol can do that my metal guns can't do as good if not better.
Funny you say that, I never cared much for M&P trigger. My FNS and XDm both feel infinitely better IMO.
I'm surprised to see so many votes for hammer over striker here. It seems like I see sales of striker fired handguns growing more rapidly but maybe that is simply because there are becoming more and better offerings.
In any practical tactical scenario, I think the differences are negligible and it really comes down to what you prefer.
I personally prefer hammer fired handguns.
What sucks is appendix IWB carry with a hammer digging into your stomach. I have scar tissue from years of it.
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