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Which Compact guns have MANUAL safety??

This is a discussion on Which Compact guns have MANUAL safety?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recommend the following sub-compact handguns with a manual safety: Beretta Tomcat (.32 Auto) Walther PPK/S (.380 Auto) Sig Sauer P238 (.380 Auto) Bersa Thunder ...

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    I recommend the following sub-compact handguns with a manual safety:

    • Beretta Tomcat (.32 Auto)
    • Walther PPK/S (.380 Auto)
    • Sig Sauer P238 (.380 Auto)
    • Bersa Thunder Concealed Carry (.380 Auto)
    • Colt Mustang (.380 Auto)
    • Kimber Solo (9mm)


    I think your wife is missing out, due to the manual safety requirement, on a lot fine sub-compact pistols such as the Ruger LCP, Ruger LC9, Kel-Tec P-3AT, Rohrbaugh 380, Seecamp LWS 32, Walther PPS, Glock 26 Sig Sauer P232 and high quality snub nose revolvers like the S&W 642/442 and 638/438, Ruger LCR and Ruger SP-101. Perhaps you could help her learn to trust a handgun with a trigger or grip safety in order to broaden her carry options. In my opinion, a manual safety under stress can be a liability. I have seen IDPA shooters accidentally miss the safety with their 1911's. If these are pros that shoot thousands of rounds per year and they fail, imagine what could happen with the average shooter under stress in a self-defensive situation.
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    In 380 ck out the S&W Bodyguard. Manual safety, manageable trigger, and slide lock on last round.
    If you are considering 9mm Kahr makes the PM9 with a manual safety.

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    Just a thought, but the SA XD9 SC has two manual safeties which are both automatically disengaged when you are ready to shoot. You do not have to remember anything other than to get a good grip on the pistol when drawn (this depresses the grip safety) and not to put your finger in the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot something (this disengages the trigger safety) you are ready to shoot and the gun goes bang. Gun will not shoot with either safety engaged. You can't forget or mess up the safeties if you need to shoot your gun!
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    congrats on the new Bersa, they make a great gun, I've got two, a thunder deluxe .380 and a thunder 40 ultra compact pro. Love them both, now if I could just find a Sig compatible adjustable sight for the 40, I'd be estatic. Which Thunder .380 did you get? There's the Concealed carry model, the regular thunder, the deluxe "longer clip comes with it" and the plus which uses a double stack mag.
    A 1911 is Not an obsession, it's simply a recognition that it's THE Gun. :-) All others are runner ups. And hey, if all else fails, aim for the nose and fling it to knock out your foe. Let's see y'all do that with a kel-Tec. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsonge View Post
    Which Thunder .380 did you get? There's the Concealed carry model, the regular thunder, the deluxe "longer clip comes with it" and the plus which uses a double stack mag.
    She went with the regular 7+1 model THUN380MLT all matte black. It was a tossup between that & the Duo. She preferred the matte as it is less reflective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabreco View Post
    She went with the regular 7+1 model THUN380MLT all matte black. It was a tossup between that & the Duo. She preferred the matte as it is less reflective.
    you know the extended 9 round clip will still fit right? might get one as a backup clip and to see if she likes it. When I carry my .380 I use that as primary clip, and the two 7 round clips I have as the backup ones.
    A 1911 is Not an obsession, it's simply a recognition that it's THE Gun. :-) All others are runner ups. And hey, if all else fails, aim for the nose and fling it to knock out your foe. Let's see y'all do that with a kel-Tec. ;-)

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