Originally Posted by OlongJohnson
Inconsistency from gun to gun is about the only thing that is consistent with most manufacturers.
Quite a few people find it worthwhile to limit purchases to ones that can be inspected in person before exchanging cash.
I've had the same experience when in a gun shop handling about 6 or 7 models of SIG P238's. Some had very nice triggers and some had trigger pulls that were too heavy for my reduced strength hands. And, BTW, the same variation seems to apply to the amount of strength it takes to pull a slide back to slide lock.
Yes, it is definitely worth while to inspect and at least dry fire! I know some people won't buy an in the counter gun because they want one that is pristine. Sometimes if you want a specific gun there is no gun shop within driving distance that has one in stock and then you have to go ahead and order and HOPE you get one that is "good" for your particular abilities.
Perhaps the truly custom, truly expensive, guns that are all hand made are more consistent?