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    borris is offline Member
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    EAA 380s

    Anybody Shoot 1 Yet ! , Pros / Cons

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    Steve M1911A1 is online now Senior Member
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    Northwest Washington State
    I was just handling one, yesterday. I didn't get to shoot it, though.
    A friend came over for a "show and tell" session.

    This pistol has two separate safety levers, both of them in awkward and hard-to-reach places.
    Both of these safety levers have to be "off" before the gun will fire.

    There's a frame-mounted safety, just in front of the grip on the pistol's left side.
    You can't reach it with your thumb while you are maintaining a firing grip.
    You have to shift your hand to reach the lever, and then, after moving it to "off," you have to shift your hand back again.

    There's a slide-mounted safety that your thumb can't reach from a firing grip, so you have to shift your hand twice for this one as well.

    So you have to decide which safety lever you're going to use, and then remember which one it is.
    Then you have to do the hand shifting bit.

    I think this pistol is a very poor choice, for use in a save-your-life emergency.

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