Shortest Trigger Pre-Travel

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by silverbullet6oh, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. silverbullet6oh

    silverbullet6oh Member

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    I was hoping you guys and gals out there would be able to help me find a pistol that has the least amount of pre-travel. I am interested in striker-fired, and DA/SA with a 4" barrel or longer.

    This way I can go to the gun shop and ask to see specific models instead of dry firing everything they have instock. And it would possibly save some research time. Also, it may help out others looking for the same thing.

    So far I have dry-fired the following:

    SHORTEST PRE-TRAVEL AND ENJOYABLE:

    -- Sig Sauer P320 - seemed to have the shortest pre-travel I have tried
    -- Springfield XDM 5.25 - decent pre-travel and light trigger
    -- Beretta APX - amazing reset

    DID NOT ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BECAUSE OF LENGTH OF PRE-TRAVEL:

    -- CZ-P07
    (I was told that the CZ-P09 and CZ-P07 have the same trigger setups)

    I AM INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT THE FOLLOWING:

    -- Bersa Thunder Pro
    -- GLOCK 35
    -- GLOCK 22
    -- HK VP40 (
    I don't like the looks, but that is a moot point)
    -- Springfield XD Tactical 5"
    -- Walther PPQ M2 5"
    -- Bersa K100
    -- CZ 75
    -- Taurus PT840


    Please let me know if there is something out there that you may think might peak my interests. Or from the my list of "want to try out" that is good or bad, and why.

    Thanks - P


     
  2. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    For DA/SA a SIG P229 elite with the SRT kit or a legion will have great triggers. With the latter being probably the best out of the box DA/SA trigger on the market. All the strikers are going to have a decent amount of pre-travel. Even my M&P with an apex trigger kit has an 1/8th inch or so of pre-travel.
     
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  3. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You would think I would remember since I carry it and shoot it regularly....

    But I believe my S&W M&P Shield .45 has little take up ... Can't remember and I'm too lazy right now to unload it and try it....
     
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  4. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whoops- you were looking for DA/SA...sorry

    I must have been too lazy to read carefully
     
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  5. silverbullet6oh

    silverbullet6oh Member

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    No, no. You had it right....... I am looking mostly at striker-fired, but I am not opposed to DA/SA
     
  6. silverbullet6oh

    silverbullet6oh Member

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    I have been doing video research on pistols, but alot of the reviews don't discuss pre-travel.:(
     
  7. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    As I said, the strikers all around will have more pre-travel. And the SIG SRT trigger has very little, with the SIG legion trigger being the best DA/SA I've felt.
     
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  8. silverbullet6oh

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    I know. your correct about the strikers having more pre-travel. I am just looking for an "out-of-the-box" setup. Wife won't be pleased if I get another pistol and have to get more parts for it....... I will at the Sig P229.
    Thanks - p
     
  9. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    No problem. As far as strikers go for the best out of the box I would look at Walther PPQ first and H&K VP series after that. Both are exceptional pistols.
     
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  10. Ghost1958

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    It is a touch shorter than you mentioned but the SR9c has probably as good if not the best trigger of any striker fired pistol.
     
  11. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever played with a Walther PPQ or HK VP series?
     
  12. silverbullet6oh

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    I have been told before that the Walther PPQ has one of the best triggers in the business. I have held one, but never pulled the trigger or dry fired to see how it was. I will have to look into this one.

    As far as the VP40, I will need to give this one a try too.

    The SR40 would be a contender, but......... I just don't like the styling of the Ruger's.
     
  13. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Never owned either though I almost bought a PPQ.

    I've shot the ppq and prefer the Ruger trigger though triggers, are pretty much a personal preference.

    HK I have, not shot. Or handled.
     
  14. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    I definitely agree on personal feel with triggers. The HK is very similar to the Walther, although the Walther I feel is slightly better.
     
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  15. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My Sig P226 LDC has a short pre-travel and reset. One problem i am not sure you can get it in America. The Legion trigger would be similar.


    -Made in Germany
    -All stainless pistol
    -Crowned and polished heavy target barrel
    -Skeletonized hammer
    -Adjustable trigger stop
    Not a true Mastershop pistol, but does have the mastershop trigger and action package.
    -New shorter SRT approx 1.2mm (and it feels shorter than that)
    -HI VIZ Fiber optic front sight and LPA manufactured adjustable rear.
    -Full dust cover target frame
     
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  16. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    Ya a SIG with GrayGuns adjustable trigger with their action kit is about as nice as it can get.
     
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  17. silverbullet6oh

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    After doing all the research, I have narrowed it down......

    Glock G35
    P320 full size .40
    VP40 Tactical
     
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  18. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

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    Not bad choices at all. Now go test fire all 3 before making your final choice.
     
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  19. silverbullet6oh

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    Thanks. Good advice. I will. I am leaning more towards the Glock, because of the longer barrel. But after testing the three, who knows.
     
  20. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Do try different firearms.
    I do not like the Glock unless some work has been done to the trigger guard, but I can shoot a Sigma with no problems.
    My trigger finger "drags" on the guard and it becomes uncomfortable to shoot after 10 rounds.