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  1. CC & Muscle Memory.


    Part of one's concealed carry toolkit is practicing using one's firearm: clearing jams, unholstering, bringing to target - etc. All these activities involve developing muscle memory so you can clear your gun without thinking about it: pull trigger, no fire, rounds still available -- clear. The action is done without the thought of "something is wrong here, what do I do now?"

    With that as a background, I'm a safety guy. I know there is a whole universe that doesn't believes in safeties anymore, but I'm not in that orbit, and will never be. So please accept I will always have a gun with a safety. Given that, part of the muscle memory package is manipulating the safety. Which brings me to my question.

    Suppose you have two guns, both with safeties, and those two guns have safeties which work contrary to each other. The Beretta PX-4 Storm has a safety like a conventional light switch: when the switch is "down", the gun is "off" (safety is "ON"); when the switch is "up" the gun is "on". The Bersa Thunder 9mm MP13 is the opposite: when the switch is "down" the gun is "ON"; when the switch is "up" the gun is "off" (safety is "ON"). ( I'm a lefty, both these guns have ambidextrous safeties. )

    Any views on having two main guns that operate opposite to each other? For safety folks out there, do all your guns have safeties that operate the same way? Do you think it is a risk to have two different safety types in one's arsenal?

    TIA.

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    I can’t really comment on this since I use the same platform for self-defense, Glock 19 or Glock 43.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    I canít really comment on this since I use the same platform for self-defense, Glock 19 or Glock 43.

    My lefty+safety preferences savagely narrows the field.
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