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I have always loved glocks. The only thing that I don't like about them is the absence of a safety mechanism. Is there a pistol out there that shoots like a glock, and is just as light weight with a safety mechanism? The springfield XD is the closest I have found, but I am still looking for a safety that has a switch I can flip. I am primarily interested in obtaining a 40 cal. Any ideas?
 

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The XD has the grip safety.

And Glocks have three safeties, which is two more than most manual safety pistols.
 

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ntech said:
I have always loved glocks. The only thing that I don't like about them is the absence of a safety mechanism. Is there a pistol out there that shoots like a glock, and is just as light weight with a safety mechanism? The springfield XD is the closest I have found, but I am still looking for a safety that has a switch I can flip. I am primarily interested in obtaining a 40 cal. Any ideas?
I have both the XD40 Sub Compact and the XD45ACP, and really like both of them. :) The grip safety works really well and won't let you pull the trigger even by accident unless the safety is depressed.

I am sort of curious for what purpose you want and external safety, kids, warm fuzzy feeling, to ease the mind of a spouse?

I would suggest that if you get a pistol with an external safety, practice, practice, practice. It needs to be instinct cause when your adrenaline is pumping, your fine motor skills is the first to go.

I am not saying ext. safeties are bad but they require a little more practice than just point and click. :wink: I usually carry my FiveseveN the most and it has an ext. safety but I did/do practice with it alot, but my bump in the night gun is my XD45ACP with light attached. When I am half asleep the last thing I want to do worry about the safety. :shoot:
 

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ntech said:
I have always loved glocks. The only thing that I don't like about them is the absence of a safety mechanism. Is there a pistol out there that shoots like a glock, and is just as light weight with a safety mechanism? The springfield XD is the closest I have found, but I am still looking for a safety that has a switch I can flip. I am primarily interested in obtaining a 40 cal. Any ideas?
I know exactly what you mean. One option is HK USP Compact for about $650-700. There is also the Taurus 24/7 but not familiar with that one.
 

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kestak said:
Greetings,

Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm has an external safety and the most comfortable grip of the market.

Thank you
For the money and the quality I chose Taurus 24/7. I like Glocks as well and they seem to have amny different models to fit your purpose. However for external safety and price, then overall quality the 24/7 is definitely a great choice.

A glock lover once shot my gun and was quite impressed.
 

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I don't believe it is fair to compare a Glock to a weapon with a hammer.

Most handguns of reputable manufactures (Glock, Hk, Sig, et al) are going to go bang when you pull the trigger.

If you want a gun that you can abuse, neglect, throw in the mud, and beat with a stick...then get a Glock. If you plan to maintain your weapon and not get it ridiculously dirty, then get a Glock or any other major brand.
 

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gsusnake said:
The XD has the grip safety.

And Glocks have three safeties, which is two more than most manual safety pistols.
Most modern design manual safety firearms will also have the firing pin blocks and drop safeties. Even the venerable 1911 can be had with a firing pin block.
 

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If you want a gun that you can abuse, neglect, throw in the mud, and beat with a stick...then get a Colt 1911.
Fixed fer ya, Ramm. 96 years of service counts for a lot.
Well....that is a service weapon. When I think of a 1911 I think of people spending 2K+ on their safe queens that explode when dust gets near it.
 

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Besides, I'll put my G19 up against any 1911. Any day.

The 1911 will go silent well before the Glock.
 
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