Pistol Selection

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ntech, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. ntech

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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?
     
  2. gsusnake

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    The XD has the grip safety.

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

  3. ptsmith24

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  5. kestak

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    Greetings,

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

    Thank you
     
  6. Axeman

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    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:
     
  7. ber950

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  8. tace

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    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.
     
  9. Sharky

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    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.
     
  10. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    I just called Glock, Inc and they are not currently manufacturing any glocks with trigger locks. You can't believe everything you see on the internet.
     
  11. Rammstein

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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.
     
  12. Rammstein

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    ber950, it's pretty well known that the guy who runs TGZ hates Glocks.
     
  13. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 1:16

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    I have read alot of the same thing.
     
  14. legacy38

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    H&K USP if you want to stay in polymer and do the cocked and locked route would be a nice choice. As far as weight goes, you could go with something aluminum framed.
     
  15. legacy38

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    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.
     
  16. Wiley

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    Fixed fer ya, Ramm. 96 years of service counts for a lot.
     
  17. Rammstein

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    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.
     
  18. Rammstein

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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.
     
  19. tace

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