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Most strikers I can shoot more accurately than TDA, DAO, or LEM. However, in over 15 years of CC, I've never carried one. The reason is fear of A/N discharge. I practice, but tight groups come much easier with aforementioned guns I don't carry. Any one been there and have good advise?
 

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I have the same experience and in 50 years of shooting handguns, I have never become comfortable with strikers for safety reasons and on top of that, I don't find some of them all that accurate either. For me, the most accurate action out-of-the-box is a 1911.

But I am sure the only answer is practice. A striker is in theory perfectly safe if you keep it in a good holster and keep "your booger hook off the bang switch" until you are read to fire, as they say. But on the other hand, look at Jerry Miculek, most of us will never be as accurate as he is, but he proves you can train yourself to be accurate with any action. It is all down to practice.

There is no accounting for what you get comfortable with. You are either comfortable or not. There are things that make me uncomfortable about some guns that other people think are trivial. And they may be right, but that doesn't make me any more comfortable. I think you are looking for something an internet forum cannot solve.
 

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Welcome to D.C.

Training & Practice , as with all things repetition builds muscle memory

I went from carrying a DA/SA to a striker it took me some time to get accustomed to the striker , now that platform is my preferred style of handgun...
 

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I have the same experience and in 50 years of shooting handguns, I have never become comfortable with strikers for safety reasons and on top of that, I don't find some of them all that accurate either. For me, the most accurate action out-of-the-box is a 1911.

But I am sure the only answer is practice. A striker is in theory perfectly safe if you keep it in a good holster and keep "your booger hook off the bang switch" until you are read to fire, as they say. But on the other hand, look at Jerry Miculek, most of us will never be as accurate as he is, but he proves you can train yourself to be accurate with any action. It is all down to practice.

There is no accounting for what you get comfortable with. You are either comfortable or not. There are things that make me uncomfortable about some guns that other people think are trivial. And they may be right, but that doesn't make me any more comfortable. I think you are looking for something an internet forum cannot solve.


Welcome to the forum, from Texas. ^^^^ Here you go!^^^^
 

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All in the comfort level of the individual ….I actually carried strikers without one in the chamber for awhile till I gained enough confidence with it. Took about a month to realize it wasn't going Bang till I pulled the trigger !!!! As with ANY other gun---practice safety safety safety !!!!
 

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Like most other guns they will only fire if you pull the trigger(unless it’s a 320). It’s Just a matter of getting used to it.
 

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A quality holster is the safety. Just be sure you're not having any clothing get inside the holster when reholstering the handgun.
 

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Dry fire(snap caps) practice from draw (quality holster) 10 minutes EVERY DAY. Keep your finger off of the trigger until you have your sights on your target (light switch), then pull the trigger.

After a couple of months, you should be good to go.
 

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Welcome to DC.

Learn to shoot properly...always recite the 4 rules of gun safety in your head...forget about hammers, strikers and other such distractions.

I forgot: Always remember...there is no trophy for the one who re-holsters the fastest.
 

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Use a good holster, and practice proper finger control. Unless you get a faulty firearm, then you will never have any issues. I've never had any issues, or concerns, carrying one.
All in the comfort level of the individual ….I actually carried strikers without one in the chamber for awhile till I gained enough confidence with it. Took about a month to realize it wasn't going Bang till I pulled the trigger !!!! As with ANY other gun---practice safety safety safety !!!!
Like most other guns they will only fire if you pull the trigger(unless it’s a 320). It’s Just a matter of getting used to it.
There's little more to it than that.

It won't go bang until someone or SOMETHING pulls the trigger.

All guns should be treated like a deadly snake. Striker fired guns like Glock etal need to be treated like a deadly snake that is pissed off and wants to bite you.

Every action must be deliberate and every detail must be paid attention to.

The most dangerous part of the striker fired gun tends to be holstering / drawing and poor administrative handling.

Good practices / safe handling tips include having the gun in the holster when putting on the gun. Gun goes unto holster. Holster goes into pants.

Mouth of the holsters should remain open when in pants and gun out of pants.

When holstering into a holster that is being worn, the HOLSTER MUST BE CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTION. Shirt tales, draw strings etc. need to be observed prior to holstering.





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There's little more to it than that.

It won't go bang until someone or SOMETHING pulls the trigger.

All guns should be treated like a deadly snake. Striker fired guns like Glock etal need to be treated like a deadly snake that is pissed off and wants to bite you.

Every action must be deliberate and every detail must be paid attention to.

The most dangerous part of the striker fired gun tends to be holstering / drawing and poor administrative handling.

Good practices / safe handling tips include having the gun in the holster when putting on the gun. Gun goes unto holster. Holster goes into pants.

Mouth of the holsters should remain open when in pants and gun out of pants.

When holstering into a holster that is being worn, the HOLSTER MUST BE CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTION. Shirt tales, draw strings etc. need to be observed prior to holstering.





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Yes, but this is not specific to striker fired guns.
 

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I will carry a striker-fired pistol in a proper holster OWB. But I will only carry DAO or DA/SA pistols IWB, in a pocket holster, or shoulder rig... But that's just me, I suppose. :smile:
 

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Welcome to DC.

Learn to shoot properly...always recite the 4 rules of gun safety in your head...forget about hammers, strikers and other such distractions.

I forgot: Always remember...there is no trophy for the one who re-holsters the fastest.
^^^THIS!^^^
 

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I don't feel comfortable shooting a gun with a safety. The trigger is covered and can not accidentally fire. The Safety on the other hand, that is generally not covered, and I have had it flip in the holster.
 

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Back in 2009 when I decided to start carrying, I had my concerns also. I read up on and thought long and hard about striker-fired handguns before deciding to buy a Glock 30. With 10 years of carrying and shooting a striker-fired gun, I have no idea what my concerns were. While my preferred carry gun is a DA/SA firearm, I have no qualms with striker guns and still carry one to this day.

In other words--get over it. It's a gun and is supposed to fire when the trigger is pulled. It's not the gun that NDs, it's the gun handler.
 
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