An additional safety couldn't hurt.
How does your wife feel about the whole gun thing?
I'm about ready to purchase a new gun, first time buyer. I'm really impressed with the glock but I don't like that it doesnt have a thumb safety or decocker. Is this necessary for a first time gun owner?
I did take the 4 hour course and now hand gun safety, do you think I should get a gun with another safety and decocker if I'm not going to be using it as a concealed weapon? Its mainly for range use and to have it at home for safety (a big disaster happens, etc).
I don't have any kids, I'm 33 y/o and married.
I'm currently shopping the g19, and g17. Beretta and S&W have caught my attention a bit as well.
Thanks in advance.
I have the M&P .40 The ergonomics are great, fits well (especially w/ choice of three grips) shoots excellent and is super reliable. I am a huge S&W fan to begin with, especially with all the new work they have done! Can't go wrong.
Just my personal opinion, I prefer a thumb/decocker safety. The reason for me is I have more experience with revolvers than semi autos and I feel more comfortable with additional safety. That being said, I own 3 without additional safety/decockers and I love to shoot them at the range and are quality guns. I have a few with decocker/safetys and I will carry one for ccw at times. I believe that being inexperienced and new to firearms, you need all the safety precautions you can get. Once a gun goes bang, you can`t put the bullet back in the barrel and saying I`m sorry doesn`t quite cut it with guns. My EDC is a SP101 .357 wheel gun and I feel very safe with it.
the glock is like a revolver - neither have locks - just pull the trigger
the Glock has 3 internal safeties that prohibit the gun going off unless the trigger is intentionally pulled
A Glock is nothing like a revolver unless the revolver is DA only and has a short 5.5 pound trigger. Most revolvers have between an 8 to 12 pound trigger in DA, coupled with a longer trigger pull and a much longer reset. Many revolvers likewise are DA/SA. Any trigger w/a somewhat short 5.5 pound pull is much less forgiving than a much longer 8 to 12 pound trigger in my opinion. I have no problem dropping my S&W 637 in a pocket w/o a holster, but a Glock 26 I'd never dream of it.
Last edited by denner; 12-05-2012 at 03:39 PM.
My wife is okay with it now with everything going on in the world these days (including huge disaster, election, world in turmoil, etc). She's not ecstatic about it, but she says its my choice. She's from Europe and guns are highly revered over in those neck of the woods.
A question regarding non-glock guns, to put one in the chamber what do you have to do? rack it, take off the thumb safety, then pull back the trigger? after you shoot one, the trigger goes back and ready to fire. for some reason you want to decock the gun, use the decocker? i know this might sound simple but most of my experience has to deal with glocks.
Last edited by denner; 12-05-2012 at 06:19 PM.
So with a Beretta, lets say you put in the mag, what do you have to do to fire a shot?
Last edited by denner; 12-05-2012 at 06:20 PM.
Thanks for clarifying! For for the first DA, how many LBS of pressure do you need the 15lbs? like a revolver?
Last edited by denner; 12-05-2012 at 04:54 PM.
Lets say you have one in the chamber on a beretta, to unload, do you drop the mag and rack it? like a glock?
I learned on a glock what can i say!
You simply cannot go wrong buying a Beretta 92FS.
It has a safety and a de-cocker.
Didn't you post this exact same thread yesterday and receive ample opinions??
The best safety available is a well informed operator.