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Old January 8th, 2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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I am about to receive a M&P9C FDE, without the safety. Well my wife is not happy about the no safety since we are raising our 8 year granddaughter, but she is very aware of safety, and I have constantly talked to her about guns, and explaining to her, that yes Hitlary, and Obungle are wrong, guns dont kill, people do. Just to show her, I sat my AR on the front porch, and it watched the mailman, the neighboor, dogs, and kids walk by without killing any of them, but I have to admit, this hippy kid walked down the street, and it did give him the stink eye....back on point, cant you add a safety to these guns? I thought I read that somewhere, and figured you guys may know. Thanks for the help..
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Old January 8th, 2017, 09:09 PM   #2
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They have a number of safeties, quick example is the safety on the trigger, the trigger is hinged in the middle to make sure it has a finger pulling the trigger instead of just something that might snag it. The striker system in itself is a type of safety, then you have protection that prevents it from firing if it is dropped, also a disconnector, which prevents it from firing unless the slide is all the way forward, push back a little on the slide, the barrel unlocks and the disconnector prevents it from firing.

The pistols that have a lever on the side that you flip off, like a 1911, that is only one of its safeties.
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Buy your wife one, then she`ll forget all about yours.
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Sounds like you should educate yourself with the firearm before you try to explain it to your wife.
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Sounds like you should educate yourself with the firearm before you try to explain it to your wife.
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He is, hence he is here. If you don't have anything productive to say, keep it to yourself.
Thank you....I am very aware of the firearm, did much study, but the gun I carry now has an external safety, and it makes HER feel better. The only reason I even mentioned this is that I thought I had read it somewhere, and if it will keep the wife happy, then everyone is happy....
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[QUOTE=Jester;484658]He is, hence he is here. If you don't have anything productive to say, keep it to yourself.[/QUOTE Maybe YOU would like to answer his question?????????????
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The problem is that the child is 8 years old. That is plenty old enough to flick off the safety on any pistol. The safety isn't your concern . . . . it is making certain the child never has an opportunity or avenue to get hold of the pistol without you being there to instruct her.

A safety on a pistol does not get you out of prison if the child were to somehow get the gun and injure or kill herself or another. Keep the gun away safely out of her reach and use while you are not with her instructing her on safety and use of firearms.
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The problem is that the child is 8 years old. That is plenty old enough to flick off the safety on any pistol. The safety isn't your concern . . . . it is making certain the child never has an opportunity or avenue to get hold of the pistol without you being there to instruct her.

A safety on a pistol does not get you out of prison if the child were to somehow get the gun and injure or kill herself or another. Keep the gun away safely out of her reach and use while you are not with her instructing her on safety and use of firearms.
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The problem is that the child is 8 years old. That is plenty old enough to flick off the safety on any pistol. The safety isn't your concern . . . . it is making certain the child never has an opportunity or avenue to get hold of the pistol without you being there to instruct her.

A safety on a pistol does not get you out of prison if the child were to somehow get the gun and injure or kill herself or another. Keep the gun away safely out of her reach and use while you are not with her instructing her on safety and use of firearms.
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Like I said.............................................. .............................apparently, the wife is not a shooter. You can explain all you want about the mechanics of firearms, but with a child in the home, it won't matter. A safety is just an excuse to become lax. Got a child in the Home? Firearm should either be on your person, or locked up, plain and simple. A safety is useless. Children, in their curiosity, will find a way to do something wrong. Since the wife is not a shooter, she will NEVER understand. The only logical solution, is to keep it locked up. Until my wife became a shooter, she had the same thought processes. Now that she IS a shooter, she see's how foolish her thought process was. Safeties don't help anything. Want her happy, you'll have to lock it up.

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Gun is always on me, or locked in a safe. For some reason, as mentioned above, a safety somehow makes my wife feel better, no she isn't against guns, and encourages me to take training classes, and to carry daily, but no matter how hard I try, she does not want anything to do with firearms. A definite plus she does want our Granddaughter to learn to shoot, and has stated many times, in this crazy world we live in now, she wants her carrying a gun everyday. So hopefully in a couple years, Santa will bring her a pink .22. Thanks for the replies.....
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Gun is always on me, or locked in a safe. For some reason, as mentioned above, a safety somehow makes my wife feel better, no she isn't against guns, and encourages me to take training classes, and to carry daily, but no matter how hard I try, she does not want anything to do with firearms. A definite plus she does want our Granddaughter to learn to shoot, and has stated many times, in this crazy world we live in now, she wants her carrying a gun everyday. So hopefully in a couple years, Santa will bring her a pink .22. Thanks for the replies.....
Tell her that is has at least three safety's; she just can't see 'em. And that they're better, because they don't need someone to remember to put them on safe; they're "automatic."

Yeah; I've been married a LONG time.

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My wife an i have been married for over 4+ decades... she has owned guns since the day i met her at age 14yrs old. She has carried a pistol ever since she got her CCW. She out shoots most guys i know. She prefers guns without any frame safety. She carries a G43 with a streamlight TLR6 laser light combo. All i can say about safety`s on guns, learn them, learn them very well.
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