Are the days of hammer fired pistols over?

After looking at the 2020/21 imports in Pakistan, I am talking pistols only, it seems striker fired pistols are “in” and hammer fired “out”. It seems like world over the trend of making striker fired pistols in catching up. Why is that? I am not sure, but the few I have seen are all going for strikers. Please see the few examples below…


Canik TP9 Elite, in fact the whole line up is striker fired.


Zigana PX9 striker fired.


Lebedev SP-1


Again Canik TP9 series.


Taurus G3C striker fired.

Even CZ has a new line up CZ P10 series. All of them are striker fired. The Walther has the now getting very famous Walther PDP.

Not yet landed here in Pakistan, but pretty much expected. Photo credits


Dearly waiting for the Walther PDP. Photo credits

However the Chinese have preferred to stick to their old designs with some minor changes, but hammer fired. I am not sure if this is because of the importers or a world wide trend, but this is the shape of things to come. How do you fell about this change? Share your thoughts please. Cheers


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4 thoughts on “Are the days of hammer fired pistols over?”

  1. I don’t mind if my email address is published.
    I have just three observations about striker- fired pistols. One, all are polymer-framed; two, all look almost the same; and three, all need very professional handling.

    1. Many thanks for your valuable comments. I totally agree with you. Somehow I’m a little old school, I prefer hammer fired guns. But I guess it’s time to change. For me if a striker fired gun has manual safety I am OK with it.

  2. In my opinion hammer fire mechanism is safer for beginners. Striker fired ones usually only come with trigger safety which exponentially increases chances of negligent discharge.

    1. I agree with you on this. I’m myself a little old school 😀. I always prefer hammer fired weapons with safety, specially for carry purposes.

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