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Hammer vs striker, what’s your preference and why?

This is a discussion on Hammer vs striker, what’s your preference and why? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm a hammer guy. Grew up pretty much exclusively shooting double action revolvers. I got a bunch of revolvers, and DA/SA pistols, and only a ...

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    I'm a hammer guy. Grew up pretty much exclusively shooting double action revolvers.

    I got a bunch of revolvers, and DA/SA pistols, and only a few strikers. But I would be okay with strikers if that's all there was.

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    Da/Sa pistol for me. I am a Sig man. Safety is my main reason.
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    Started with a 1911 and a Hi-Power which were OK but once I got my first DA/SA in the Beretta 92FS things really took of for me. Tried striker (glock) around when they first came out and it felt "weird" and I really disliked losing the external hammer. The final nail in the coffin for striker was that the pistols with it were all plastic and that became a deal breaker for me. Sold the glock and eventually sold all the SAO pistols I had. I now exclusively use all steel or steel+aluminum alloy DA/SA pistols.
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    I like both
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    I like and carry BOTH!!!
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    I like a smooth and buttery feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doghandler View Post
    I like a smooth and buttery feeling.
    ...Especially if we're talkin' biscuits.
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    I like both single action and striker. Not much for DA/SA
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    I have both, but mostly striker...both work for me.
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    Personally, I find striker fired guns tend to have a clunky trigger. I've posted pictures of it before, but when I practice stress shooting a striker fired gun my grouping opens up and moves down and left. I could train to fix the issue in order to carry a more modern design that I don't really like, or I can just deep doing what I've been doing for 20 years or so.

    Yes, some striker guns have gotten better than the horrible Glock trigger, but they are still not comparable to a 1911. While my Hi Power is not quite as good as my 1911, it has had trigger work done in the past and pretty goddang good in it's own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1911A1 View Post
    ...Especially if we're talkin' biscuits.
    Or cruizing open prairie with my little Daisy.

    I just wish we could always have a gun posted 75 yards right and 75 yards left for when things get beyond smooth as in crazy fast!
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    SA , hammer fired , Striker or DA/SA . Does not matter .
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    The best triggers by far are single-action hammer-fired like on 1911s and revolvers.
    I agree and I do have several SA pistols. Most of my carry pistols are DA/SA hammer fired but I carry all of them C&L. The SA pull isn't quite as good as a pure SA pistol but it's a lot better than DA or most strider fired. They have a bit of pre travel but that really doesn't bother me. There is no creep and they all have a nice sharp consistant break.
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    If we're talking semiauto, I can't say that I really have a preference. I own and feel comfortable with both systems.

    But since I have a liking for double action revolvers, I suppose you could put me in the hammer column.
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    SA/DA for me. I only AIWB and it adds a little bit of reassurance for me and I also prefer steel over plastic frames.
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