Started collecting casings for my fathers new hobby of reloading. I noticed some striker drag on the casings. My shield 45 has been flawless for the past 1000 rounds so I’m not really worried, but I remember hearing this was a concern for striker wear for some people.
I have read that it can be pretty common on many sub compact pistols. It is very noticeable on my Sig P365 but has caused no problems so far.
This is the firearm I originally heard of striker drag with. I remember a small percentage of them ended up having broken strikers, but since then it hasn’t been an issue. I’ve seen videos of even the originals running for years. The striker problem was a really small percentage of the original run.
It’s my understanding that the Sig P365 striker breakage issue was a QC/heat treatmnet issue that the factory fixed. I could be wrong.
I have striker drag on a couple of my small compact and sub compacts (different brand). I was told by others with similar models that it was normal.
This makes sense. I shot a full-size gun last week and didn’t see any, but my shield did today.
There is none on my G19 as well. I purchased my P365 about a year after it came out so pretty sure they had all the kinks worked out by then. But with all the drag I will definitely be replacing the firing pin at recomended intervals.
My P365 is about a year old. I have never seen any striker drag on my brass.
Interesting. Wonder what they might have changed to finally get the timing right? Or if it is just a difference in how people grip it. I don’t have the strongest hands around and don’t hold my pistols in a death grip as I find it affects my accuracy so maybe my looser grip slows the slide moving rearward just enough to allow the drag?
Good video for most new shooters to see. I definitely do not limp wrist though. Have never had a ftf or fte with either my g19 or P365 for thousands of rounds including when intentionally getting a poor 1 handed grip to simulate a bad draw under stressed conditions. Just wondering if people with super sturdy grips might have less drag?
Striker drag is normal with certain firearms manufacturers such as Sig, Glock and S&W. What is "primer drag" in handguns? - YouTube
This is another gun rabbit hole that has tons of different opinions on it . Some folks say it’s totally normal and all guns do it, others says it’s not a good thing and will eventually lead to striker failure .
P365 seems to be the main culprit since they had a couple strikers fail, but like above, I’m not sure if striker drag is really the cause of that breakage, and the number of p365s that broke at launch is smaller than it’s often made out to be (not that it’s not worth being skeptical about).
This is what I keep finding as well.