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Old 02-25-2013, 03:04 AM
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Just really getting into handguns and bought a Smith 9ve which is striker. I would like to to hear the pro and cons on each seeing i'm already looking for a 380 which all I can find in my area that I like is a Bersa which I believe is hammer ok let me have it thanks. Armallard
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I started with and still love 1911's, so I like exposed hammer guns. I like the Sig 220's with the hammer decocker even better. On internal hammer/striker pistols, I would think lock times would be faster with a striker. I do know on shotguns, internal hammers fail to cock sometimes as gunk builds with age and wear & tear, that usually would be easier to take care of on a pistol, maybe. By the way, try to do better than a Bersa if there is any way you can. Even the old Beritta 1934's were a lot better. Design and quality have always lagged behind, which is reflected in the price. Ivan
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appreciate the info Ivan
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I'm a traditionalist, prefer hammer fired. 1911s and Hk USPc .45, Browning HP, S&W 645, 439...
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