Common Sense check
This is a discussion on Common Sense check within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Does it really make sense to switch your EDC,especially if the platforms are different(SA vs. "Safe-Action",DA etc)? I own 2 9mm Glocks(19 & 26)..big brother ...
May 10th, 2011 11:32 AM
Common Sense check
Does it really make sense to switch your EDC,especially if the platforms are different(SA vs. "Safe-Action",DA etc)? I own 2 9mm Glocks(19 & 26)..big brother little brother thing. I also own 2 Colt 1911's(although my Gov't 70 is a "safe queen")and an SP101 is in the works. I've been carrying for years both as an LEO and civilian..I know how the weapons work it just seems crazy on the surface to go from Glock Safe-action, to Colt SA and then throw a revolver into the mix. Does anybody else feel this way? I carry the Glocks most of the time,with my Colt OM coming out in the winter. The 101 will be a "grab and go" with an IWB clip-on and maybe an occasional BUG. Just trying to figure out if I'm the only one who questions my own EDC switches???
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May 10th, 2011 11:43 AM
I used to only carry Glock for this reason. However, I found that my thumb still remembered the safety-sweep from the old days, so I've taken to 1911's again. If I thumb-sweep my Glock during a draw, who cares? My hand doesn't seem too surprised when it reaches a revolver butt either, and my thumb seems to know to curl down from the cylinder. Since I'm not consciously thinking of them as I draw, I'm not overly worried about the difference.
I think about what firearm that I'm going to carry on a given day, the day before. There's always a reason for what I choose. The biggest reason for the variance is that my work day changes drastically from what I wear, and where I am. I figure when I retire, I can likely settle down into a more consistent rig.
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May 10th, 2011 11:43 AM
Nope, I think your concern is good. I use only Sigs with DA/SA and Revolvers for the reasons that those two systems are very much alike. Even though there are other guns out there that are good choices, I won't carry anything other than DA/SA with a decocker as I don't want to wind up making a fatal mistake someday when the stress is sky high.
Originally Posted by old grunt
May 10th, 2011 11:52 AM
Personally, I don't have a problem going to different action types. I carry everything from SA revolvers to DA revolvers to semiautos of various action types without a transition problem. It's almost like my brain makes a note of what I holster and compensates for any difference. Just like switching from a car to a motorcycle.
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May 10th, 2011 11:52 AM
It's good to use what you are comfortable with!
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May 10th, 2011 11:57 AM
I train with all my guns,usually carry a 1911,have holsters for a SA XD9,M&P 45c,Sig 229 40,only one requires manually taking a safety off,the others are point and shoot,I have no problem with either platform and know whats in my holster without even thinking
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May 10th, 2011 12:22 PM
I mostly carry a SAO semi-auto. However, I do not have any transition problems when switching back and forth between a SAO and a DAO.
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May 10th, 2011 01:12 PM
With sufficient training and experience, I've never had a problem making a platform transition. I'm issued a DAO semi-auto pistol for duty, and carry a J-frame revolver for backup. Off duty I carry either a Springfield XD, or S&W DA/SA platform, with a couple of other wheelguns waiting in the wings.
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May 10th, 2011 01:53 PM
It all depends on the jerk behind the trigger. I spend a decent amount of time with any gun before I carry it so I am comfortable with it weather it is a glock or a 1911.
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May 10th, 2011 01:57 PM
I started learning handguns at an advanced age, so I have stuck with one gun the entire time, just to save a few brain cells.
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May 10th, 2011 05:07 PM
I switch my EDC around and have no issues, I do however thumb sweep my glock since I mainly trained with and carried 1911s for years. When I draw a revolver I don't thumb sweep it, some mental thing that recognizes the difference between a semi auto and revolver I can't explain it but it works for me.
May 10th, 2011 05:14 PM
If you thumb sweep everything, the worst you can do is wear the finish off a gun with no safety. This, of course, assumes that you don't throw some odd ball in the mix that has a reverse safety or an up for fire safety. That would be a major issue.
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May 10th, 2011 05:22 PM
I was sold on my 1911 Kimbers, but during a point shooting course, my Glock-36 also came into play...I enjoyed the Glock much better. With the different grip angle of the Glock, I decided to stay with Glock.
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May 10th, 2011 05:41 PM
All my handguns are DA/SA or whatever one chooses to call a Glock, but the point is, all I have to do is pull the trigger, regardless of which one I have. No messing with safeties or even thinking about it.
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May 10th, 2011 06:17 PM
^^^^ Me too ^^^^
Originally Posted by glockman10mm
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