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Old 04-13-2014, 12:52 PM   #32446
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BTW, I've read stories in the past--back when S&W 59s and similar were common duty guns--of officers' lives being saved as a perp got a hold of the gun and either couldn't release the safety and/or didn't realize the mag had been dumped, rendering the gun inoperable. I think there are still viable tactical reasons to support both manual (thumb) safeties and even mag safeties.
I have a 59. The safety scared the hell outta me the first time I used it with the hammer back. It drops the hammer. There is a cross block, but it spooked me the first time.

Now I usually have my thumb on the hammer when I go "safe"
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #32447
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I dunno, I'm a fan of an external safety, in fact, I'm rather coming over to magazine safeties as well - if a fella takes away your gun and he's used to a glock, he might have trouble firing it.
On the flip side, a mag safety also makes it impossible to fire a gun while executing a reload. Which is the lesser of the two evils?
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:36 PM   #32448
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One difference between revolvers and a glock, is that nobody walks around talking about the 'trigger safety' on the revolver. I agree that a glock and a revolver aren't much different, other than most DA revolvers would take more oomph to squeeze off a shot.
The state agency I worked for required the "New York orange" trigger (approx. 12lb pull) in our Glocks. Not much difference from a revolver at that point.

And they checked for it every time we went to requal. I got so used to it, I still have it in mine although I'm retired.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:48 PM   #32449
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Maybe it'd be a good idea if everyone carrying a Glock had to have some sort of trigger lock installed, while in the holster, just to be safe. Keys could be stored in a locked box offsite with a second person having a key to the lockbox? Or maybe we can trust people to keep the booger hook off the bang switch?
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #32450
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maybe it'd be a good idea if everyone carrying a glock had to have some sort of trigger lock installed, while in the holster, just to be safe. Keys could be stored in a locked box offsite with a second person having a key to the lockbox? Or maybe we can trust people to keep the booger hook off the bang switch?
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:56 PM   #32451
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I like guns (had an FFL for 17 years). I like to see pics of guns. I HATE seeing debates of how safe a gun should be. The gun is only as safe as its owner.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:27 PM   #32452
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I do miss having a hammer drop/ hammer block safety like the S&W 4056 had and the 457 I carried before the M&P. It is a bit scary the first few times you drop the hammer on a loaded chamber though..
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:14 PM   #32453
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I like guns (had an FFL for 17 years). I like to see pics of guns. I HATE seeing debates of how safe a gun should be. The gun is only as safe as its owner.
EGGzactly...let's get this thing back on track.

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Old 04-13-2014, 05:20 PM   #32454
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EGGzactly...let's get this thing back on track.

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like! Tell me about the difference in grips. Is it just for smaller/larger hands or another reason?
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:25 PM   #32455
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I like guns (had an FFL for 17 years). I like to see pics of guns. I HATE seeing debates of how safe a gun should be. The gun is only as safe as its owner.
+1 but it's what happens here when no one gets any new eye candy for a while.
I ran out of money so here's a crappy pic of my Enfield MKIII that i picked up for $80 back in '92ish and spent weeks getting all the cosmoline out of it and rubbing it down with tung oil to make it pretty.

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Old 04-13-2014, 05:27 PM   #32456
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like! Tell me about the difference in grips. Is it just for smaller/larger hands or another reason?
Yep...the wife shoots as well.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:47 PM   #32457
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+1 but it's what happens here when no one gets any new eye candy for a while.
I ran out of money so here's a crappy pic of my Enfield MKIII that i picked up for $80 back in '92ish and spent weeks getting all the cosmoline out of it and rubbing it down with tongue oil to make it pretty.

They are a cool gun.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:41 PM   #32458
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I like guns (had an FFL for 17 years). I like to see pics of guns. I HATE seeing debates of how safe a gun should be. The gun is only as safe as its owner.
It can't be boiled down to such simplicity.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:45 PM   #32459
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like! Tell me about the difference in grips. Is it just for smaller/larger hands or another reason?
Essentially, the blued six in Python has target stocks, the stainless one has standard target stocks, and the 2.5in one has standard stocks for the 2.5in or carry stocks. I had the big target stocks on my 2.5in Python and loved both them and the smaller carry ones as on his 2.5in Python. The 2.5in Python was available with either, but it was usually sold with those shown. As well, the 4in and longer barreled Pythons all had either wood or rubber target stocks like those on the 6in blued Python in that pic.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:39 PM   #32460
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They are a cool gun.
Nice gun! Love the older military stuff.

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