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Any know why gun MFGs don't use a squeeze cocker/striker fire like the HK P7. Seems like it would make a naturally safe gun with a nice trigger pull. Looked for a Taurus company email to ask them but didn't find one.
 

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As you point out, a gun manufacturer does make a gun just like the P7 - Heckler & Koch makes one.
As to why more manufacturers don't is that it causes (at least in the P7) a very spongy trigger pull. It is a very complex and very expensive solution. It is necessitated in the P7 by the gas-retarded blowback system used. Most guns are variants on the Browning delayed blowback, which is both simpler in and of itself, and allows for simpler safety mechanisms.
 

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As you point out, a gun manufacturer does make a gun just like the P7 - Heckler & Koch makes one.
As to why more manufacturers don't is that it causes (at least in the P7) a very spongy trigger pull. It is a very complex and very expensive solution. It is necessitated in the P7 by the gas-retarded blowback system used. Most guns are variants on the Browning delayed blowback, which is both simpler in and of itself, and allows for simpler safety mechanisms.
Thanks for the feed back. I just remember shooting one as kid and it was a very nice. I kind of thought the gas blow back might be problematic but the single action trigger with the cocker as the safety sure was nice.
 
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