Hammer or striker???

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Seanbo123, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Seanbo123

    Seanbo123 New Member

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

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Have to say hammer is my favorite--Why, just old school i guess plus being a die hard 1911 fan :eek:
    But I have several strikers too, XD45 & SR9C are WAY up there in my book :cool:
     

  3. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

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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.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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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...
     
  6. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No preference, like them both, both make gun go bang
     
  7. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Hammer all the way "cant touch this"
     
  8. Riverg420

    Riverg420 New Member

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    I prefer a hammer sa/da
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    As long as it goes bang and is accurate.
     
  10. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Hammer Time

    Agree w Hammer - SA/DA - where you can carry condition 1.


    Slowly warming up to XDM's SA striker.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Just a fyi striker fired systems have been around long before the 1911 has existed. All bolt action rifles are strikerfired...
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I like to have a hammer. I like being able to see the condition of the gun by simply looking at it. I do have some striker fired guns. But I prefer the hammer.