pa2a.org


Share Thread:  
Why don't more companies make Striker Fired pistols?
#1
I have been wondering why more firearm manufacturers don't make Striker Fired pistols? Off the top of my head the only major producers are Glock, Smith and Wesson, Springfield Armory and Walther (To a lesser extent). Most other companies like Ruger, SIG, Beretta, and H&K market mostly hammer fired pistols. Any reason for this? Another mystery, why did H&K get away from making Striker Fired pistols especially since they had the marketed cornered for over a decade?

I am just fascinated why some companies embraced the technology while others got away from it or never toyed with the notion.
[Image: 23lmtsn.jpg]
LifeInPa, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
Sanity, yours if you can keep it. Confused
Reply
#2
The SR series of pistols from Ruger is striker fired. (and they are pretty popular)
stimrob, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
Reply
#3
Kahr and Taurus have striker fired pistols. Ruger has the SR9 which is striker fired. Berettas Nano pistol is striker fired too.
Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum
Reply
#4
stimrob;33008 Wrote:The SR series of pistols from Ruger is striker fired. (and they are pretty popular)

Warpt762x39;33010 Wrote:Kahr and Taurus have striker fired pistols. Ruger has the SR9 which is striker fired. Berettas Nano pistol is striker fired too.

Yeah that's my bad, I forgot about the SR series from Ruger and that Taurus had a striker fired pistol. I also should have elaborated that I am talking about non-rimfire pistols. Companies like SIG and H&K never really got into striker fired designs as such major producers of pistols I found that curious.
[Image: 23lmtsn.jpg]
LifeInPa, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
Sanity, yours if you can keep it. Confused
Reply
#5
LifeInPa;33039 Wrote:
stimrob;33008 Wrote:The SR series of pistols from Ruger is striker fired. (and they are pretty popular)

Warpt762x39;33010 Wrote:Kahr and Taurus have striker fired pistols. Ruger has the SR9 which is striker fired. Berettas Nano pistol is striker fired too.

Yeah that's my bad, I forgot about the SR series from Ruger and that Taurus had a striker fired pistol. I also should have elaborated that I am talking about non-rimfire pistols. Companies like SIG and H&K never really got into striker fired designs as such major producers of pistols I found that curious.

The H&K P7 is striker fired.
Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum
Reply
#6
I'm a noob so bear with me: does a striker fired pistol have any advantages over a standard hammer fired pistol (or vice versa)? I know the functional difference, but whats the practical difference?
stimrob, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
Reply
#7
I may be a little off by saying this but,

Why doesn't Ferrari make a 4wd truck???

Different things work better for different companies. If you have a good product such as the Sig P226 (not counting recent SigArms QC issues), why change?

Look at the response to Smith & Wesson and Sig getting into 1911s. Most of what I've what read consist of people saying "if you're gonna buy a 1911 go with Colt or Springfield(just to name a few examples) they've been making them forever they know what they are doing..."


Just my observations...
"What you're feeling now ain't the worst pain. The worst thing is not feeling the hurt anymore."
Reply
#8
I forgot that I also wanted to point out that Springfield didn't originally make the XD series, I can't say with certainty but I still don't think they manufacture that line. It was a foreign small company that SA decided to buy into...

Not saying anything negative about the gun or company. Just pointing that small detail out.
"What you're feeling now ain't the worst pain. The worst thing is not feeling the hurt anymore."
Reply
#9
spartakis252;33057 Wrote:I forgot that I also wanted to point out that Springfield didn't originally make the XD series, I can't say with certainty but I still don't think they manufacture that line. It was a foreign small company that SA decided to buy into...

Not saying anything negative about the gun or company. Just pointing that small detail out.

The XDs are made in Croatia and the frames for their 1911's are made in Brazil.
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

Reply
#10
spartakis252;33057 Wrote:I forgot that I also wanted to point out that Springfield didn't originally make the XD series, I can't say with certainty but I still don't think they manufacture that line. It was a foreign small company that SA decided to buy into...

Not saying anything negative about the gun or company. Just pointing that small detail out.

You're correct. The XD line started with the HS2000 made by HS Produkt out of Croatia.

They're still made in Croatia. SA imports them to the US under the XD/XDM/XDS lines.

Justin
[Image: pafoasig.png]
Reply






Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  12 Gauge… Pistols? das 7 3,274 03-11-2015, 09:16 PM
Last Post: sgtsandman
  H&K’s New VP9–Striker Fired Perfected? Review. das 0 569 06-23-2014, 04:53 AM
Last Post: das
  FNH Cuts MSRPs of FNS Pistols by $100 middlefinger 1 691 04-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Last Post: Philadelphia Patriot
  Gill Arm Lock Brace for Glock Pistols Mr_Gixxer 5 2,274 01-27-2014, 07:06 PM
Last Post: spblademaker
  AR15 Pistols in 22LR - Affordable Plinker - Who Makes Them? Emptymag 8 3,819 12-15-2013, 12:21 AM
Last Post: goofin



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Software by MyBB, © 2002-2015 MyBB Group.
Template by Modogodo Design.