Question about striker fired pistols

    Results 1 to 5 of 5
    1. #1
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      Posts
      12

      Question about striker fired pistols

      My understanding is that with a striker fired pistol the safety is in the trigger so a separate manual safety is not necessarily needed, is that correct? Are ALL striker fired pistols like this or are the S&W guns the only ones so far that have the trigger safety? Also, does this mean that the gun has to be a double action only?

    2. #2
      Administrator
      VAMarine's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2008
      Location
      Iowa
      Posts
      3,902
      Quote Originally Posted by FearNot View Post
      My understanding is that with a striker fired pistol the safety is in the trigger so a separate manual safety is not necessarily needed, is that correct? Are ALL striker fired pistols like this or are the S&W guns the only ones so far that have the trigger safety? Also, does this mean that the gun has to be a double action only?

      My understanding is that with a striker fired pistol the safety is in the trigger so a separate manual safety is not necessarily needed
      It depends....some trigger pulls are still pretty light despite being striker fired and plenty of people have been "Glock legged" There are several striker fired pistols available with an additional safety.

      Are ALL striker fired pistols like this or are the S&W guns the only ones so far that have the trigger safety?
      No and No.

      Glock, Springfield, Smith M&P, Ruger SR9/40 etc. all have trigger safeties.

      Also, does this mean that the gun has to be a double action only?
      Kind of...

      Glocks and some others use a partially cocked firing mechanism where pulling the trigger finishes cocking the striker and releases it. Other guns such as the Springfield XD/XDM have a fully cocked striker where pulling the trigger ONLY releases the striker.

      The partially cocked guns are considered double action only (it's topic of great debate every now and then), while the fully cocked strikers are single action only.

      Clear as mud, right?

    3. #3
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2012
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      73
      Some striker fired pistols have a striker lock out thus blocking the striker against drop fire as one safety feature. Actuating the trigger releases that lock allowing the striker to hit the primer.

    4. #4
      rex
      rex is offline
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      FL
      Posts
      1,301
      I'm not a fan of stiker pistols.It isn't the design because I like bolt rifles,which operate on the same principle.The use in pistols doesn't really impress me though.Most put the safety in the trigger,which to me is the last place you want it.I think HK got it right with the P7,but it's an odd piece and expensive now that they're discontinued.Alot of people love them,and you may too,I finally kind of accept plastic but I still don't like the striker application.

    5. #5
      Senior Member Steve M1911A1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Northwest Washington State
      Posts
      7,617
      There are lots of older, striker-fired pistols which operate in a way that closely approximates a hammer-fired, single-action semi-auto. A few examples include the Browning M.1900, M.1910, and M.1922, and the Colt M.1908 in .25 ACP. Many of these older designs are European, meant for personal protection.

    Sponsored Links

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  

    Search tags for this page

    hammer fired vs striker fired
    ,
    how safe is a striker fired auto
    ,
    is striker fire safe
    ,
    striker fired pistols with manual safety
    ,
    striker fired vs hammer
    ,
    striker fired vs hammer fired pistol
    ,
    striker fired vs hammer fired pistols
    ,
    what does striker fire mean
    ,

    what does striker fired mean

    ,
    what does striker fired mean on a pistol
    ,
    what does striker fired pistol mean
    ,

    what is a striker fired pistol

    Click on a term to search for related topics.