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Offline MeatAxe

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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2021, 03:08:36 AM »
Ramis in my area sat on the shelf and collected dust.
IMO the rami was a dud, I'll take the PCR any day of week over a rami and twice on Sunday over a p365.


Huh...not sure how a pistol in continuous production for 17 years could be considered a dud. If anything, the Rami BD was just too hard to find, or maybe too hard to make in this era of cheap (to make) plastique and MIM subcompact striker pistols.

The only Ramis I’ve seen sit on the shelf at a LGS for any length of time have been the B “safety” model 2075s, which are not nearly as desirable as the de-cocker BD model, which has developed a cult following. I don’t know why CZ made the safety model Rami in any numbers - they certainly weren’t nearly as popular as the BD. Usually, the BDs got snapped up pretty fast from distributors, gunwatcher, etc. as soon as they arrived in the US. Occasionally, you might find one in some out of the way gunshop where the clientele are ignorant of what they are. I found two 2020 BDs a few months ago in a LGS in a little podunk town - of course I snapped them right up PDQ since they aren’t being made right now. Hopefully, CZ will bring the Rami back in the near future - updated with a rail and optics ready! One can hope...or send their Rami to CGW...
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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2021, 05:53:38 AM »
One of the unique small guns is Walther P99c AS.
It is striker gun, but with DA/SA, it's the only striker which is possible to cock and decock.

Unfortunately, it's a rare gun, hard to find.



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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2021, 11:55:35 AM »
One of the unique small guns is Walther P99c AS.
It is striker gun, but with DA/SA, it's the only striker which is possible to cock and decock.

Unfortunately, it's a rare gun, hard to find.




Interesting!

The FN 509 has a DA/SA striker set up as well, though no ability to decock it. After racking the slide, the first trigger pull is longish and subsequent pulls about half as long after reset. Along with the hinged “safety” trigger, it seems very safe to carry with a round in the chamber.

However, IMO, nothing beats a good hammer-fired DA/SA trigger pull, especially if you run into a hard primer.
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Offline Claymore504

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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2021, 03:18:13 PM »
I do not view the Rami as a dud at all. It is pretty much the same size as the legendary Glock 26/27. I owned a Rami for a while and liked it, but decided my M&P Shield got carried more and sold off the Rami. Now, before I got the Rami I had never heard of it and 99% of people that got to check it out at the range had never heard of it either.

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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2021, 01:01:33 AM »
One of the unique small guns is Walther P99c AS.
It is striker gun, but with DA/SA, it's the only striker which is possible to cock and decock.

Unfortunately, it's a rare gun, hard to find.


From a safety standpoint, in my opinion, an externally visible hammer is still the very best option to see at first glance whether a gun is cocked or not.  The red pin that protrudes when cocked on a Walther P99 is a great safety advantage compared to other striker-fired pistols, but is still not as conspicuous as a cocked hammer.
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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2021, 03:46:43 AM »
I do not view the Rami as a dud at all. It is pretty much the same size as the legendary Glock 26/27. I owned a Rami for a while and liked it, but decided my M&P Shield got carried more and sold off the Rami. Now, before I got the Rami I had never heard of it and 99% of people that got to check it out at the range had never heard of it either.


The Rami is also the same size as the Sig P365XL and the FN 509c, but with better ergos and trigger.

Now that Leupold started producing the Delta Micro red dot, which mounts low like a ghost ring on the rear sight dovetail on Glocks and the M&P, hopefully they’ll make a hammer friendly version for CZs.

That way, you wouldn’t have to have your slide custom machined for a rds.
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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2021, 12:08:25 AM »
I have to throw a vote in here for the Springfield XD-E.  For someone who prefers a DA/SA pistol (with the option of a 1911-like safety), the XD-E is a good choice.   They are not pretty, but they are thin, hold 10 rounds, and are super reliable.   And the trigger is long and deliberate in DA mode (revolver-like) and precise and light in the SA mode.   And they are not expensive, relatively speaking.

I wish CZ would out with a single-stack, 10 round, relatively small (but not so small it lacks reliability) pistol -- call it a RAMI 2.0 if you want -- that would fill this niche.  It would work for a lot of people who prefer DA/SA pistols (including 1911's) for their triggers and inherent safety.  And 10 round magazines may become the limit if gun controllers get their way, making this size pistol a good option.

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Re: Subcompact DA/SA
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2021, 04:07:04 AM »
From a safety standpoint, in my opinion, an externally visible hammer is still the very best option to see at first glance whether a gun is cocked or not.  The red pin that protrudes when cocked on a Walther P99 is a great safety advantage compared to other striker-fired pistols, but is still not as conspicuous as a cocked hammer.

I agree with you, historically I didn't like striker and "plastic" guns, but to be honest hammer handguns are close to their extinction. :(
All new models are striker guns, and hammer guns are discontinued one by one. XD-M was the first striker pistol which impressed me with its ergonomics and accuracy, and P99 could be another one - I need to try.