Best striker-fired trigger and reset for a CCW?

Best striker-fired trigger and reset for a CCW?

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    Best striker-fired trigger and reset for a CCW?

    I've fired many semi-auto handguns, and I think there is a lot to be said for striker-fired pistols. I'm especially attracted to the lack of a manual safety (lowers the number of operator errors in a SD situation), and consistency of trigger pull (no transition from DA to SA).

    IMO, the Walther PPQ is at the top of the list. It has a very crisp trigger pull, and an easily felt reset. It allows for very quick double taps and bursts of rapid fire.

    Currently, I carry a PPQ 9mm, but it is bulky. I'm interested in what DC readers believe to be in the same category in a more concealable pistol. Specifically, I'm interested in learning how other more concealable pistols compare when it comes to trigger characteristics.

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    I like a confident reset, even if the stock pull and its characteristics leave something to be desired. For me, it's Glock.

    Interesting note is that my G17 has a different feeling pull than my G29. The round count through the 17 is considerably higher, so that's probably why.

    Edit: I didn't really answer your question. I'd go G26 if you're sticking with nine millies. I've had M&Ps as well. The triggers felt good, but the reset was softer.

    I don't have any other sub compact trigger experience outside of the aforementioned, with the exception of owning a P250 for several weeks before selling it, and renting a PM9 twice. IMHO those triggers blew. My P3AT doesn't count since we're talking nine.

    It's personal preference really. Go to a gun show and trigger pull and reset the models you're interested in.
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    Take a look at the Kahr. Only models I have dealt with are the CW models, but the trigger on them is smooth and crisp. My wife has the CW9 and I carry a CW45.
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    Hands down winner is the Walther PPQ. I would just stick to what you already are carrying.

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    Hk P7. Smoothest trigger pull this side of a tuned 1911, ultra-reliable, accurate, flat and compact.
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    I've only dry fired the PPQ and loved the feel of the trigger. I don't know how the PPS trigger feels, but it is a real slim gun. My Glock 26 conceals just fine and has a sweet stock trigger. All Glocks have a very positive reset with the stock trigger.
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    The PPS doesn't compare to the PPQ trigger. IMO, the PPQ is king of the stock striker triggers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleBornNV View Post
    The PPS doesn't compare to the PPQ trigger. IMO, the PPQ is king of the stock striker triggers!
    The PPS is definitely a different trigger feel.
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    In the small single stacked the real sleeper, and a little hard to get is the Bersa BP9CC. These are said to be the best trigger in this class of guns, and after a little super cleaning and quality lubrication on mine it's almost like pulling the trigger on a single action after the DA only slack is taken up, and resets are very short and crisp. Comes stock with a polyganol barrel, and is the most accurate small gun I have ever shot. Under 1" thick, and is 8 plus 1 in capacity. I love this gun, and it sounds like what you are looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garwha View Post
    In the small single stacked the real sleeper, and a little hard to get is the Bersa BP9CC. These are said to be the best trigger in this class of guns, and after a little super cleaning and quality lubrication on mine it's almost like pulling the trigger on a single action after the DA only slack is taken up, and resets are very short and crisp. Comes stock with a polyganol barrel, and is the most accurate small gun I have ever shot. Under 1" thick, and is 8 plus 1 in capacity. I love this gun, and it sounds like what you are looking for.
    very comfortable shooter. great trigger. great sights. great price. it does have an integral safety though for those that avoid that feature.

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    m&p shield has a great trigger!

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    the p99 as has a great trigger when in sa. very light, minimal distance to reset, shorter than the ppq from what I remember, the compact version is one of the lightest 9's on the market, making it a great ccw choice. I would carry it over the ppq because it fits my needs better. too bad they don't stick the ppq trigger in the p99c's, though in the heat of battle you can probably barely tell the difference between the two

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    If you can try to find someone with an m&p + apex tactical reset assist mechanism (RAM). Makes the reset (which I find somewhat muddy on the stock trigger) very nice and crisply felt.



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    Of the striker fired pistols I've shot, Glocks and the M&P Shield are the best for me, in that order.

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