Hard time warming up to striker fired pistols

Hard time warming up to striker fired pistols

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    Hard time warming up to striker fired pistols

    Curious if anyone else feels as I do. I keep trying to adopt striker fired pistols but find my way back to my DA/SA pistols. Mostly Sig and HK. I find the SA trigger on these pistols far better than any striker fired pistol. And something about the "feel"'of DA/SA gives me greater confidence. And for defensive use I do like the heavier DA first shot.


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    I also feel as you do. Overall, I just find the DA/SA pistols more comfortable than the striker fired ones. Not saying there's anything inherently wrong with the striker pistols at all, just my personal preference.
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    Different strokes.......

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    I personally think people stress over triggers way too much for defensive carry guns. That said, carry what you like and call it good. I think anyone here can become proficient with any handgun made be it a 12 pound revolver trigger or a 5 pound striker regardless of all this hand ringing over triggers, grip angles,sights and anything else we think we know better than the engineers who designed these things.
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    Eh, I can take them or leave them really. I have a few in EDC lineup. I can appreciate what they've done for advancements in technology. I will say I trust my hammers over my strikers more, but that's simply my own feelings. I like triggers on hammer-fired weapons more, regardless of the "consistent" (meaning if it sucks on the first pull, it'll suck on the last) trigger pull on a striker. The only downside to hammer-fired pistols are they they tend to be heavier both in weight and trigger pull (some SA/DA triggers are god awful in DA, but you always have the SA option), and you can get crap inside the pistol more (maintain it and, if going out in really rough stuff, use a flap holster).

    There's always going to be two camps and schools of thought, luckily you can have both types of weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forester58 View Post
    I personally think people stress over triggers way too much for defensive carry guns.
    I think that part of it is scaremongering by mainstream gun media, instructors and the fear of the court system. People get afraid they'll be labeled as someone who purposely intended to harm by "taking the time" to cock a hammer (which takes less time than running away and getting shot in the back) instead of just pulling the gun and pulling the trigger in a hurry as you're evidently supposed to do when threatened and scared according to the anti-cocking crowds. I call it absolute bulls***, but I guarantee you that opinion will get poo-pooed straight away by a whole lot of people.
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    As others have said, we're all different in our preferences and what works best for us. Thanks goodness for SO MANY good options! I'm pretty much the opposite of the OP. I've tried to warm up to the DA/SA guns (particularly Sigs - love the way they look!), and I just can't shoot them as well as I can striker fired guns or 1911's. So I major on the strikers and the 1911's and keep a couple of Sigs around just to take to the range every now and then. Find what works best for you, go with it, don't look back, and don't feel like you have to justify your choice to anyone.

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    I have 3 Glocks at one point, sold them all, then tried to give em a shot again and sold them all. I just don't like them, I can't shoot them well so off to the Classifieds they went. As far as Handuns I'm strictly a Revolver, 1911 and SIG DA/SA guy now. I can shoot ALL of them equally well. My SIG M11-A1 is by far one of the best 9mm's I've shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Hand me a gun, any gun, and lets get to shooting.
    Perhaps this would be a good thread to explain the "big deal" of "striker versus hammer" fired handguns. This issue seems to loom large in the minds of many shooters.

    I'm a huge fan of most hammer-fired pistol designs, loving the 1911 gun, the High-Power, the CZ 75, and others, but can't gen up any angst over the striker-fired feature of other handguns. I have some issues with other aspects of some striker-fired pistols, but not the feature itself.
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    I like both, but rarely carry a striker fired anymore. I would in a heartbeat though, if I needed to.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by philly01 View Post
    Curious if anyone else feels as I do. I keep trying to adopt striker fired pistols but find my way back to my DA/SA pistols. Mostly Sig and HK. I find the SA trigger on these pistols far better than any striker fired pistol. And something about the "feel"'of DA/SA gives me greater confidence. And for defensive use I do like the heavier DA first shot.


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    I was right there with you, until I shot a P320.
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    Grip, muzzle alignment, trigger control...
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