First of all I like either in a good quality pistol.
My 1911s and Sig 220 have hammers while my Glolcks and my XD have strikers. So makes no difference to me. All shoot well and operate great.
As far as Ausitns question. A lot of semi auto pistols like the Sig 220 for example have a double/single action system.
Than means on the firs shot you must pull the trigger to fire the pistol. After the first round the slide cocks the hammer by the cycling of the slide and you pull the trigger even easier to drop the hammer and fire the next round. It will be in what is called single action every round following the first round until the magazine runs empty. Or the shooted deploys the Decocking Lever which drops the hammer without firning the pistol putting it back in the initial double action mode pn the next and first shot.
A Double Action pistol is like the Beretta 92-D and Sig DAK. Which means when you fire the pistol by pulling the trigger the hammer will go back and then fall forward firing the round. The hammer will not lock to the rear and go back forward after each round. It will not lock back like the Double Action/Single Action Pistol explained above. Otherwise on the Double Action Pistol you must pull the trigger each time all the way back everytime to fire the round.
And then there are the Glocks and others that have strikers!
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Last edited by Sniper03; 02-23-2013 at 07:08 PM.