GUN Question about hammerless guns

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  1. Aviator

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    Glocks, XD's, etc....how do you de-cock them? I see that Glocks have a "cocked" indicator, but no decocking lever. Is there even a need to decock with a safety mechanism like that on a Glock?
     
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    pull the trigger
     
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    Haha, ok, well i knew that. So there isn't another way. That's all I wanted to know.
     
  6. krott5333

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    no, no other way.

    why do you ask? You shouldnt rely on an uncocked gun for safety..

    just dont pull the trigger if you dont plan on destroying whatever that barrel is pointed at, unless you unload it first

    :wiggle:
     
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    Oh just something I was curious about. I'm still trying to decide on a gun.
     
  8. krott5333

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    first handgun? maybe you want something with an external safety..

    I was a little weary about getting a glock at first too, without an external safety, or at least a DA pull.. but now I think nothing of it.

    Check out a CZ75..

    they are a DA/SA, with either an external safety lever or a decocker..

    they also have a single-action-only model with a safety.

    and for the money, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more accurate gun
     
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    Even on handguns with decocking option, I never use it :dunno:
     
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    Cocked indicator? You mean the trigger? (if it's back, it's "decocked")???
     
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    I think he means "loaded chamber indicator".. the extractor sticks out on the glock when theres a round in the chamber.
     
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    Yeah I know that, but that's not what he says. I've run my finger over the extractor many times in the dark just to check...
     
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    The Glock's don't have a "cocked" indicator. The XDs have one that sticks out the back of the slide.

    And why do you want to de-cock them?

    If you don't want it cocked, then you unload the gun and dry-fire it. Even if you got a live round in the chamber and decocked it, then you'd have to rack the slide to be able to fire again. Glocks and XDs don't have a real dual-action trigger. (even though Glock's are said to be DAO because pulling the trigger also has to pull the striker back some)
     
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    No, the little white indicator at the rear of the slide. Maybe it was on the XD.
     
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    That's on an XD
     
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    I went to a range/shop today and got the Cali HSC booklet and a range card. I'm probably gonna go take the HSC test tomorrow. While I was there I handled a G 17 and 19, an XD, a USP and the Beretta 92. Of the 4, the Beretta by far felt the best in my hand, it had a rubberized grip too, which the other 3 didn't.

    I was surprised at how top-heavy the Glock and XD were(granted the mags were empty) with their plastic grips/frame. The G17 is also a lot bigger than i thought it was. I'm excited to fire them all and see what I really like the best. The price of the XD's definately made them appealing and their grip safety wasn't nearly as annoying as i thought it would be. I still think I like the look and feel of the B92 the best though. We'll see.

    Oh and I'm not really that concerned with whether it has a hammer or not.
     
  17. Artyboy

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    Rubber grips are easy to get for any gun. Just go get a set of hogues.

    The XD's safety is very ergonomic. If you can't press down on the safety then you probably shouldn't be firing the gun. If you just can't get it to feel nautral then don't buy an XD.

    If you like the Beretta then get it.

    Without full magazines most polymer pistols feel top heavy. Get used to it or buy an all steel gun.
     
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    I use the decocker every time I load. Load mag, rack the slide, decock, holster.
    This is on a 226.
     
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    And see that's what I thought was normal practice. If I got the Beretta, I would do the same thing.
     
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    i do that with my HK USP.
     
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    The P99 is a striker fired gun that has a decocker. Once the slide is racked its in single action with the striker back. Press the decocker and the striker is at rest and the gun is in dual action mode.
     
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    So functionally the same as a Beretta 92, except that the 92 has an actual hammer.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the beretta but probably. Its like a sig too except button instead of lever and striker instead of hammer.

    The P99 actually comes in a few different trigger types, their glock style trigger gun has a decocker thats meant to be used before takedown only so you don't have to pull the trigger like you do on a glock. Personally I think thats a great idea but..
     
  24. the grip safety is a bit high, but that's good. you should use a high grip anyway.
     
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    Done that more than once on my Steyr, myself. Except the LCI is on the back, where the XD cocking indicator is.
     

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