GUN What are some advantages to having a manual safety and external hammer

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  1. Peqkx

    Peqkx Active Member

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    compared to guns like glock or XD?

    would anyone recommend no manual safety/external hammer guns as first time weapons?
     
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    My take on it is that I will have no handgun for defense that has a manual safety. If you have one as your only handgun and train with it all the time you'll probably remember to flip off the safety in the event you're in a panic and need it. I want it to go bang when I pull the trigger without question. I can transition from any of my guns from small pocket gun to large pocket gun, to bigger iwb gun, and they all work the same way.

    I don't think the hammer vs. striker thing is important at all. Some people think hammers snag, some people think they're good to hold down as you reholster on a double action gun just incase something gets caught in the trigger guard. I don't think either is probable enough to worry about and would have either one.
     
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    my p2k doesn't have a safety :run: i almost killed my cat though, pic for reference
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  4. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I used both, and am fine with both. But when it comes to external, I don't like levers you have to flip up like a standard Beretta 92-96. It's very un-natural. On a 1911 or high power, the safety is pushed down. Just train with them and you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  5. I would not want a gun with a manual safety. The safeties on the XD are great.
     
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    I like the 1911 style carry of a DA/SA cocked and locked. With a DAO, I'd prefere no external safety.
     
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    I don't mind safetys at all, but I prefer hammers, just cuz I like the feel of them.
     
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    i prefer no manual safety. no real preference on hammer/striker.
     
  9. krott5333

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    external safeties are worthless and just one more thing to break
     
  10. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    I dont give a shit about safety's, I just like having an external hammer. I wouldnt ever own a full-sized gun (that's on the market today) that didnt have one. Call it personal preference. The only gun I've got now that doesnt have one is my Ruger MKII.
     

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