Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by Cranky » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:31 am

I'm looking to buy a 9mm or .40 cal. , but I don't like the DAO's due to the long trigger pull for every round. I've never fired a Glock, but have been told that they don't feel like a DAO at all and behave more like a single-action with a light trigger weight. Can anyone (especially Glock owners) confirm this?
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Re: Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by 45bananas » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Cranky wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:31 am
I'm looking to buy a 9mm or .40 cal. , but I don't like the DAO's due to the long trigger pull for every round. I've never fired a Glock, but have been told that they don't feel like a DAO at all and behave more like a single-action with a light trigger weight. Can anyone (especially Glock owners) confirm this?
Thanks.
The Glock 26 Gen 4 (for example) is a nice weapon. It feels nothing like a DAO pistol. The trigger travel is relatively short compared to a DAO. Very nice shooter.



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Re: Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by Sig » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:35 pm

Here's a good take on striker fired vs. DA/SA


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Re: Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by Cranky » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:40 am

Settled on a Smith & Wesson SD9VE. Less expensive than Glock.
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Re: Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by jimg11 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:16 pm

I like the traditional DA/SA Semi Auto Pistols. Maybe it is because of my experience with them. I started with a P38 of WW2 vintage that I bought when I was serving with the U S ARMY in 1961. I thought that the long harder trigger pull on the first shot was a safety consideration. In the 1970s I went to the S&W model 39 which I used for my Police Duty Weapon for several years. A change of Police Chiefs required me to carry a Double Action Revolver for about 12 years. We were then issued Town supplied SIG P228 DA/SA Semi Auto 9mm Pistols. Followed years latter by DA only Sig Pistols. I learned with the DA/SA pistols that much of my practice should be 2 shot groups fired DA/SA starting with hammer down from leather and a second SA shot. Drop hammer and do it again. training my finger with the different positions and weight of the trigger pulls.


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Re: Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by 45bananas » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:11 am

jimg11 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:16 pm
I like the traditional DA/SA Semi Auto Pistols. Maybe it is because of my experience with them. I started with a P38 of WW2 vintage that I bought when I was serving with the U S ARMY in 1961. I thought that the long harder trigger pull on the first shot was a safety consideration. In the 1970s I went to the S&W model 39 which I used for my Police Duty Weapon for several years. A change of Police Chiefs required me to carry a Double Action Revolver for about 12 years. We were then issued Town supplied SIG P228 DA/SA Semi Auto 9mm Pistols. Followed years latter by DA only Sig Pistols. I learned with the DA/SA pistols that much of my practice should be 2 shot groups fired DA/SA starting with hammer down from leather and a second SA shot. Drop hammer and do it again. training my finger with the different positions and weight of the trigger pulls.


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I like striker fire, but do prefer the feel and action of the DA/SA's. It took me a while to wrap my head around the polymer frames. It goes against the grain so to speak.



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Re: Glock striker fired vs. DA/SA or DAO pistols

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Post by Cranky » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:18 pm

I'm kind of old school as far as semi-autos go. Still trying to get used to the idea of a plastic gun. :violence-glob:



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