You got a higher brain?That is one reason I like the DA/SA SIGs. I like the forgiveness of that DA first pull in case "stress and startle" causes my trigger finger to "twitch" and press the trigger before my higher brain tells me I shouldn't shoot at that person.
Pat. For once, I have to disagree. With respect.Been saying it for years. Striker-fired pistols are too unforgiving for the average cop who qualifies once a year and almost never goes to a range on his own.
I believe it's all a matter of training and individual preference. There are those who can shoot the DA/SA as efficiently as those who are efficient with striker fire guns, but it doesn't mean one is better than the other. Circumstances dictate a lot of situations where people are shot accidentally, such as you're in the middle of a shoot out. You returned fire with a couple shots and now your DA/SA pistol is in SA mode. Due to the stress of the situation you failed to decock your pistol to return it to the DA mode, and the BG somehow puts himself in the position for you to have him in your sights...are you able to pull the trigger to 1/3 of the way home? No. You'd shoot him if you tried that in that situation, so in that situation perhaps a striker fire would be better b/c you're accustomed to one manual of arms. Consistency is a good argument to be made for the striker, but again, it all goes back to individual training, and honestly, if you don't train with your gun you really have no business carrying it, IMO, especially if you're a LEO who is obligated to give chase.Now, I can tell you from my own personal experience that I have had at least three cases (I can now clearly recall but I suspect there's more) in which I had an armed BG in my sights and began to press the trigger when suddenly he threw up his arms or threw down his weapon or hit the deck in surrender. The trigger was at least 1/3 of the way home when I stopped pressing. Had this been with a striker-fired weapon I am afraid I would have to live with the consequences of killing a man who was either unarmed or otherwise giving up. I know the striker-fired pistol is just too unforgiving for real-world application. And I think we're seeing the real-world failures of our police whose weaponry (and training) are ill suited to the world we throw them into.
I knew about the heavier pull weights, but was unaware of the barrel matching. That is a good idea.Glock has, in fact, responded by offering police heavier trigger pulls.
They also offer police pistols with unique interior bore markings to further uniquely identify a specific barrel that belongs to a specifically serialized pistol issued to an officer. The easy barrel switch out has become a concern and was a developing theme. Thus, bullet matches barrel, ergo, barrel must match pistol.
Why?They also offer police pistols with unique interior bore markings to further uniquely identify a specific barrel that belongs to a specifically serialized pistol issued to an officer. The easy barrel switch out has become a concern and was a developing theme. Thus, bullet matches barrel, ergo, barrel must match pistol.