Do not do this. It is for entertainment purposes only!
Ok here’s the tools.
Here’s the set up.
So! We have all the pistols striker, and hammer fired loaded with a No2 pencil, and try to measure the striking force.
All of the slide angles will be the same at 10 degrees.
Average of 3 tries.
Glock model 17. 15.5”
CZ 85 combat. 114”
XD service model. 91”
CZ P10c. 0”
Sig 229 tac ops. 29”
Beretta M9A3. 22”
Walther PPQ. 0”
CZ P09. 0”
HK USP. 16”
CZ SP01 Tactical. 0”
And for the 1911 guys-
Sig scorpion. The furthest with a 164”!!!
I will be honest That was suppressing to me. Some of the hammer fire guns the pencil didn’t even exit, and a few of the striker fired pistols got impressive numbers!
At any rate this is not a test of the true force the firing pin has, and you could argue that the test only proves the firing pin “stick out” length. In any event it was a quick fun test that you could try to make bets on.
What did you think?
Have you ever ran a test like this?
What did you like about it, or not?
Leave a post and remember be safe, and have fun!