This is a discussion on New Gun Owner- Need safety Advice within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BRTCP88 Actually you want to go to CrossbreedHolsters.com . Crossbreed.com (without the word holster) leads to some sort of punk band. Thanks ...
I do not know Sigmas, but the lack of manual safeties does not necessarily imply that the gun it not safe for CCW. Actually, I do not buy DAO semi-autos with manual safeties and I always carry with one in the chamber. The best safety is to keep your finger out of the trigger. Just get a good holster and you won’t have to worry about not having manual safeties.
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They are decent guns. Probably one of the best buys for that price range. They have no bells and whistles. Just point and shoot as needed.
The one thing I hated about them was the plastic sights. The front sight post tends to get loose if you toss it around too much. I think it can be replaced with steel sights which would be much better.
By the way, you can send the pistol back to S&W free of charge and they will fix the trigger to make it around 6lb instead of the 12lb.
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Like you I am new to the handgun carrying thing and can relate to your question(s). What I have been doing is wearing the weapon around the house in an inexpensive holster and going to the range on the weekends. I have broken down the weapon a few times and am much more confident now then before. However for me, I do not want to ever get to the point that I am total relaxed but rather have just a keen awareness that I am carrying and the responsibilities that go along with carrying. I am into week 6 of waiting for my CLP so perhaps it may arrive in the next couple of weeks.
In my opinion the gun safe if for when you leave the house. I have a very heavy safe (1300 pounds) but it's there to keep the guns from getting stolen when I'm away. While I'm home the shotgun stays in a rack by my bed and I have pistols spread around the house during the day. At night two pistols move to the bedroom and the rest go in the safe. My thinking is that much as an unloaded gun is worthless so is one you can't get to when needed.