Just like to know what everyone thinks of the new 800 series. Glorified 24/7 or cutting edge? I like the two strike capability, but dont care either way on the hammer.
With the external hammer the weapon is single action double action instead of double action only. When the gun is fired in single action mode the trigger pull is much lighter making accuracy a little better for me. I have always preferred a SA trigger. Some may prefer a DAOturbostar66 said:What is the benefit of an external hammer (prob a noob question).
You are correct sir! An external hammer will hinder your ability to draw in a concealed carry situation if you are not used to it. An external hammer is better for range and tactical applications. Follow up shots are much faster with a DA/SA weapon. That is why the military uses the SA/DA system on their side arms ( Berretta M9/ 92 FS ) The double action is in my opinion better for concealed carry. However there are a lot of people who carry 1911's and the like for a ccw applications. Those are great firearms they simply require more training if you plan to carry concealed. In the end it all comes down to YOUR personal preference and what YOU are comfortable with. HAPPY SHOOTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shooter:turbostar66 said:I see. It makes sense for the range. I was thinking of a more combat/tactical type situation. In my scenario, I would think the gun would already be single action (cocked) and the hammer just seemed like something else to get hung up on when drawing, or something to keep the gun from firing if debris/clothes somehow got in between the hammer and the firing pin.
+1 CJ. I like them better myself. Love my PT-92, and my baby eagle for that reason. For me it has better accuracy, and faster follow up shots. "To each his own" though! Double action is great for a variety of scenarios as well :shooter:CJS3 said:I've been waiting for the 800 series to be released so I can see how it handles. I like the idea of an external hammer in a service sized pistol.