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DA/SA vs Striker Action

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Steeler58, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Steeler58


    Feb 8, 2011
    South Carolina

    For those just learning to use a firearm do you see any benefit one way or another over the different actions: p229 Da/Sa vs a Glock?

    Thanks- Jim
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Both fine pistols, you won't go wrong with either.

    Proponents of outside hammer guns like the SIG P229 point out that by simply placing the thumb on the hammer to hold it in place when it's holstered, you get another safety net against unintended discharge upon holstering if a jacket's drawstring or something gets caught in the trigger guard.

    On the other hand, the Glock and pistols like it are probably the easiest for a new shooter to learn to shoot well. Only one trigger pull, no decocking lever to have to remember. If your new shooter is willing to go from the DA/SA mechanism you mentioned to the double action only DAK trigger option from SIG, that will be true of the P229 as well.

    Best bet: try the new shooter with both. They'll probably find one or the other suits them best. I'm personally happy with either, though of late I've been spending a LOT more time with Glocks.