This is a discussion on DA handguns with an external hammer? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Another vote for the CZ 82. It is a 9mm, but it's 9X18. A bit smaller than 9mm parabellum, a bit bigger than .380. And, ...
Another vote for the CZ 82.
It is a 9mm, but it's 9X18. A bit smaller than 9mm parabellum, a bit bigger than .380.
And, unless you're in California, maybe NY andMassachusetts, 13 rounds.
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Thanks to everyone who replied! I already have a glock 19, which is striker fired. I think I misspoke when I said that having a decocker was something that is a must have. I am prett comfortable decocking the hammer even with the chance I may blow a toe off. I am pretty safe. I have taken a few handgun safety/training classes so I'm not a danger to myself or others. I just wanted some good brand names-model numbers of some goodguns with the external hammer. Again thank ypu again to everyone I found a metro arms American classic 1911( I know I said no 1911's) but this one has the 4in barrel. Has anyone had any luck with these
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Ruger P95 DA/SA-Decoker 9mm--15+1
Bersa Thunder 380 DA/SA--Decocker 7+1
Both can be picked up for not to many $$$$
I also like the Beretta PX4. They have them in a subcompact, compact, and full size.
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Bersa has some great guns. I carry a Bersa Thunder .45 Ultra Compact Pro. It's got a 3.8 inch barrel, it's small enough to carry but not so small that you'd feel ridiculous using it at home. 7+1, DA/SA with external hammer, and the safety is also a decocker. Good price, too. They also come in 9mm and .40.
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Another vote for the CZ75 P01. If you hold one in your hand, you will buy one, guaranteed. Plus they shoot really good.
In a Sig DA/SA with decocker and manual safety, if the hammer is back with a bullet in the chamber, is the trigger pull DA or SA on the first round? Seems like it would be the SA light trigger pull like a 1911. What I am thinking that if you have time to manually cock the hammer you get the light trigger. IF you don't have time, you gotta do what you gotta do and use the heavy DA. I have heard complaints that the 10 pound DA trigger is difficult to control. My P238 is SA only with a manual safety and I am comfortable with that in condition one.
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Do not lightly discount the possibility of your thumb slipping off of the hammer when de-cocking that way. No matter how experienced you are it can still happen. When it does, even if the gun is pointed in a safe direction, your thumb will be right behind the slide which will be coming back with speed and force. Not good.
Even if you've bought your gun already, I think you'd still find it fun and instructive to rent some guns with different manual of arms. It can give you a good feel for other systems and whether or not you might like or dislike them.
Look at the Sig P250, it is DAO and has a hammer for around $450, it will fit your needs.