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DA - Pistols

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    Being next to impossible to find a S&W 642 for my son, I am looking at some DAO pistols. The one that caught my eye was the S&W MP9. I do not have any MP series in my personal collection and have not shot any.

    Looking for suggestions on a gun for a guy that really not interesting in carrying but wants to have something in the house and car when traveling.

    Thought about a Glock but like the size of the MP9.

    When doing some research on if the Glock is SA or DA there really not an answer. I have a couple and never thought much about it. Even on Glock's website they do not comment either way. Just talk about the 3 safeties that are on the gun.
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    Glocks and M&P's are both what are called "striker fired," which is different than true DA or SA.

    Both are great pistols.
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    You can't go wrong with the M&P 9 or even the M&P 45. I have both. They are reliable & the M&P is a great CCW.
    I also have a glock 30's, which is great due to being a 45 Auto w/ 10 round mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotRight View Post
    Being next to impossible to find a S&W 642 for my son, I am looking at some DAO pistols. The one that caught my eye was the S&W MP9. I do not have any MP series in my personal collection and have not shot any.

    Looking for suggestions on a gun for a guy that really not interesting in carrying but wants to have something in the house and car when traveling.

    Thought about a Glock but like the size of the MP9.

    When doing some research on if the Glock is SA or DA there really not an answer. I have a couple and never thought much about it. Even on Glock's website they do not comment either way. Just talk about the 3 safeties that are on the gun.
    Walther PPQ. 9mm or .40 S&W, best out of the box trigger you'll see in a polymer framed handgun. reliable, fun to shoot, ergonomics are fantastic, it's affordable at around $500 new, and it's an SAO stiker fired gun. (like a Glock, but the gun remains fully cocked when the round is chambered, making it SAO, as opposed to the Glock which is half-cocked when racked, and pulling the trigger performs two actions, fully cocking the gun, and firing it, thus DAO.)
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    buckeye .45, when I was on the S&W website, most of the "striker actions" were listed as "striker actions" but the MP9 stated "Double Action Only". And I do understand about the striker actions and how they work (not being snobby when I say that).

    I just want to make sure that when my son want to pull the trigger it is no accident.

    I have a Glock 30 and 23 and love the gun but not sure if that is the gun for my son.

    I also have a Taurus PT-145 that has been back to Taurus to get rebuilt and was thinking about giving it to him because of the double strike capabilities. But it is a SA action. Also, I would need to shoot another 3 to 400 rounds through the gun before I feel comfortable giving it to him or even carrying it myself.
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    You could try searching Gun broker for a Walther P990. It was the DAO P99. Not currently manufactured, but still available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotRight View Post
    buckeye .45, when I was on the S&W website, most of the "striker actions" were listed as "striker actions" but the MP9 stated "Double Action Only". And I do understand about the striker actions and how they work (not being snobby when I say that).

    I just want to make sure that when my son want to pull the trigger it is no accident.

    I have a Glock 30 and 23 and love the gun but not sure if that is the gun for my son.

    I also have a Taurus PT-145 that has been back to Taurus to get rebuilt and was thinking about giving it to him because of the double strike capabilities. But it is a SA action. Also, I would need to shoot another 3 to 400 rounds through the gun before I feel comfortable giving it to him or even carrying it myself.
    It may say that the M&P9 is DAO on the website, but the trigger pull on the M&P is worlds apart from the DA trigger pull on the 642. The trigger on my M&P is short and right around the 5.5lb range.
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    DA - Pistols

    If you're looking for a semi auto that has the long and stiff trigger pull of a S&W 642, give the SCCY CPX-2 a try. It's trigger is very revolver-like and has true re strike capability. It houses 10 + 1 9mm Luger cartridges and can be had for under $300. Great gun.

    Glocks and M&P's are technically double action only, but in a striker fired sort of way. The trigger pull is short and relatively light (6 lb). Not at all like a revolver's.


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    the Walther P99AS is striker fired but operates like a SA/DA with decocker.

    the Hk USP family of pistols are available in true DAO.

    many SIG pistols are also available as a DAO

    Glock has a pre-stressed striker which is pulled back further before release and is classified as DAO by the ATF but cannot preform a second strike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Glocks and M&P's are both what are called "striker fired," which is different than true DA or SA.

    Both are great pistols.
    What buckeye said.

    Btw, I have both Glock 19s, and an M&P Compact 9mm. Both Id trust my life to. I took the M&P thru Fighting Pistol. 1K rounds in two days. It went toe to toe with the Glocks.

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    For a DAO pistol I find that the Sig P250 is about the best you can buy. Look up the specs on it and it will help make up your mind.

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