Originally Posted by Vincine
I havent found any pros & cons of striker vs. hammer in posts except in passing. Are there pros & cons?
For every fan of any system you will find a collection of folks that will put it down for whatever reasons and most of these reasons have to do with personal taste or in most cases the "what I have is better" syndrome.
My favorite carry guns are:
Wilson Combat CQB (Hammer single action)
H&K P2000 LEM (Hammer with DA first pull but consistent trigger pull for all shots, decocks itself when finger comes off trigger)
Walther PSP (striker, Glock like system)
They all work well and all it takes to master them is practice. They are all safe and all it takes for them to be so is... well practice.
Of all the trigger systems the one I find the least user friendly is the old DA/SA because of the long heavy first pull and transition to light SA pull and the fact that when you stop shooting it leaves a gun in SA mode that needs to be decocked in some manner. But guess what, I carried plenty of those in the 80-90s and loved them and learned to shoot them accurately and safely and all it took was.... hummmm... PRACTICE!!!
So the key is that the system mean a heck of a lot less than what amount of practice you put into it to become proficient.