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Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:49:33 PM »
What do you guys prefer in general? Striker or hammer fired handguns?

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 12:55:52 PM »
Hammer time, all the time.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 12:59:40 PM »
Striker.
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 01:01:42 PM »
Hammer!!
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 01:22:02 PM »
Hammer time, all the time.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 02:07:04 PM »
I only have experience with hammer fired pistols. So hammer it is.
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 02:15:45 PM »
I like hammer guns for looks and customization/tuning but striker fired I think are more practical and some are getting pretty tunable.
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 07:57:04 PM »
Had a Sig  P250 tactical with a threaded barrel and it was striker fired and hated it as
 the trigger pull was so long it felt like it took forever to fire it.
I like all DA/SA hammered pistols.
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 07:57:51 PM »
Striker...all day long...
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 08:09:26 PM »
Had a Sig  P250 tactical with a threaded barrel and it was striker fired and hated it as
 the trigger pull was so long it felt like it took forever to fire it.
I like all DA/SA hammered pistols.

The P250 I had was a hammer fired fire control unit.   Did the tactical have a different FCU?

But I agree the trigger pull was waaaay too long.  It kept me from being proficient with it.  So I divested my FCU along with 5 caliber Xchange units over the last several months.  Lost my *ss on it but was in love with the concept of an FCU and any caliber pistol I wanted. 

Just didn't work for me.  And so as not to highjack the thread:

And, and for the question; I have both and shoot both and like both.  Although I'm growing very partial to my PPQ.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 08:24:55 PM »
Had a Sig  P250 tactical with a threaded barrel and it was striker fired and hated it as
 the trigger pull was so long it felt like it took forever to fire it.
I like all DA/SA hammered pistols.

The P250 I had was a hammer fired fire control unit.   Did the tactical have a different FCU?

But I agree the trigger pull was waaaay too long.  It kept me from being proficient with it.  So I divested my FCU along with 5 caliber Xchange units over the last several months.  Lost my *ss on it but was in love with the concept of an FCU and any caliber pistol I wanted. 

Just didn't work for me.  And so as not to highjack the thread:

And, and for the question; I have both and shoot both and like both.  Although I'm growing very partial to my PPQ.

It was a single  action only and the trigger was the long pull for each shot fired.
I put 50 rounds through it and got rid of it as fast as i could .
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2013, 08:11:12 PM »
Hammer.  My KelTec P-11 is technically striker fired, but it seems to work just like a DAO hammer fired.  All the rest of my pistols are hammer fired.
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2013, 03:42:06 AM »
Hammer-fired.  A couple months ago, I encountered a hard-primer round and second strike was required.  Granted, it was a WWB plink round but still.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2014, 10:25:29 PM »
I've been a striker guy for some time now, after being a s&w metal frame guy for a long time.  Now I'm trying to get me a hammer gun...
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2014, 10:46:40 PM »
Striker  --  esp. Glock and Xdm Springfield.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 10:45:05 PM »
Hammer. I hate my Glock 26.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 11:01:48 PM »
Slight edge to hammer.
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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 07:40:49 AM »
My favorite hand guns are striker-fired, though I do own some of each.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 08:54:49 AM »
I own and shoot both hammer and striker fired guns.  I prefer the hammer fired although I have never had a problem with either.  In fact, I'm finding myself reverting back to revolvers for some reason or other.

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Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2014, 01:16:52 PM »
Duty carry= striker, target shooting I like hammer. I guess it's just the act of pulling the hammer back etc that seems more.... Complete?
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