Using a New "Hammerless" Pistol
Hi all. New member to this site. I have a question.
I have owned only 4 handguns in my life. I have only 2 now. An Older Bersa .380 Auto and a S&W SW9VE 9MM. I like to shoot each gun even though the .380 feels very small in my large hands. I however, after owning (Years ago) a Taurus 9MM which had an external hammer AND safety switch, am now using the S&W 9MM as my concealed carry weapon. The fact that this new pistol has no external hammer and or safety, has me a bit nervous. Growing up being around pistols that always had an external hammer where one could always see if the gun was ready to "FIRE" (by seeing a cocked hammer) or if the Safety was on was easy enough. NOW, with this 9VE which has neither an external hammer or a safety switch leaves me feeling a little uneasy carrying this gun with a round in the chamber ready to go. I have, however been carrying it without a round in the chamber, but, feel then that I'm really not prepared at a seconds notice to draw and fire if need be. I do have a proper rigid holster specifically made/fitted for this gun, which completely encloses the trigger guard, which "Theoretically" should prevent any accidental or unwanted discharges, but, still feel a little intimidated by this. Can anyone out there calm my fears and talk me into not being so nervous about this? I mean, I'm sure there are thousands and thousands of others out there carrying the same type of weapon with no qualms at all... right? Am I just being paranoid?
Any insight would be appreciated folks.