Wife said "you need a gun with a safety on it"

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Wife said "you need a gun with a safety on it"

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Post by Old Chief » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:27 pm

Got my plastic on Saturday, today I was putting my Glock 27 in an IWB holster and she asked if I had the safety on. My response was it has no external safety. She tells me I need one with a safety. My answer OK!
So STI Escort,Guardian or Colt Defender? I am retired military so 1911 is not new to me. And yes I know how safe the Glock is but don't tell her.


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Post by RPB » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:31 pm

My XD45 has a thumb safety (not all do) but STI is made in :txflag:
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Post by wford » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:36 pm

Hmmmm just curious as to her credentials ? Gunsmith ? DGU experience ? IPSC Grandmaster ? Anti-revolver person ?
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Post by Shoot Straight » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:39 pm

She wants him to buy more guns. Who is he to argue with that?
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Post by C-dub » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:45 pm

I'm torn. I probably would have just said yes, since my finger would have not been on the trigger. However, the no answer provided did lead to the wife giving permission to get another gun. Congratulations!
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Post by Beiruty » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:13 pm

So many Glock legs! Maybe she watched Police officers shooting themselves or that DEA agent with long hair demonstrating for young students the meaning of Glock leg.

Not to beat on Glock, both my EDC has no manual safety, the PX4SC has one but it was disabled (converted to what is called type-G, spring loaded decocker). The only difference is the trigger of pull of DA us 10.5 lbs what is that of Glock when loaded?
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Post by G26ster » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:24 pm

5.5lb factory, unless modified by owner.


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Post by b322da » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:43 pm

Welcome aboard, Chief. I will venture to try to answer your question as asked, and not instead just question your wife's quite reasonable position, being well-married myself. I carry a Colt Defender. Being an old salt too, very old, I found my beloved Colt m1911 (real m1911) just too much for the old man to carry around, and after trying a couple of other smaller 1911-clone alternatives, I went to the Defender.

I added a Crimson Trace laser, making an even better self-defense weapon. Then I just learned about the XS sighting system, something real new to the old sailor, replaced the Defender's quite adequate three-dot sights with the XS Big Dot tritium sights, and see nothing else needed to give me the ideal self-defense weapon. I say again, it was a fine carry weapon before my additions, which are all a matter of personal choice.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:46 pm

Shoot Straight wrote:She wants him to buy more guns. Who is he to argue with that?
That's my take as well!

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Post by Beiruty » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:52 pm

G26ster wrote:5.5lb factory, unless modified by owner.
Almost as light as single action on my HK (around 4.5lbs) Better off keep you boogie off the trigger unless you acquired sight picture and ready to shoot.
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Post by RPB » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:06 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Shoot Straight wrote:She wants him to buy more guns. Who is he to argue with that?
That's my take as well!

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Be "doubly safe" buy two with safeties :mrgreen:
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Post by tdwhite03 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Ha, my wife said the same thing after I bought my M&P. I told her no problem I would be happy to go buy a new one with a saftey to make her feel better, but darn if she didnt change her mind!


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Post by CompVest » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:03 pm

My vote is for the STI 1911. Great guns.
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Post by gigag04 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:40 am

CompVest wrote:My vote is for the STI 1911. Great guns.
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Post by Old Chief » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:56 am

Well thanks for all the comments. I will follow her wish and go purchase another pistol (darn). I just need to hit some shops and see how the three feel. I am leaning in the STI direction because they are made in Texas and have read a lot on there reliability and customer service.

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