Am I over thinking here?

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    Am I over thinking here?

    I'm just curious to know what you guys think. I carry an M&Pc in a leather IWB holster. I will eventually work a Glock 19 into the edc rotation. My question is... Is this really a safe way to carry? Typically I don't like external safeties. But, now I have another baby girl coming in October and I'm wondering if I need one? This will be our 4th child but it will be our first since I started carrying. With carrying a baby and at times one walking beside me... Is it really safe? I realize a gun won't go off without someone/something pulling the trigger but lately it's been on my mind as we prepare to bring the baby home. Are there any studies or figures on striker fire type actions going off while reholstering etc... I feel really confident that I can pay attention and not have any problems but i sure don't want to be over confident!

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    Your over thinking it. The gun isn't going to go off unless the trigger is pulled. Follow proper safety procedures and there's nothing to worry about.
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    Train your finger and you'll have no problems...it's ALL muscle memory and practice.
    People shoot themselves with Glocks and/or 1911's drawing or reholstering...it's always a 'finger thing'.OMOYMV

    When I re-holster my Glock, my mind is even thinking about my shirt not being in the way of the trigger (it has happened, but not to me).
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    Your over thinking it. As long as you keep your finger and any foreign objects off the trigger the gun is not going to go off.
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    Yup, just keep your finger off the boom switch and you are good to go

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    Good info here from our own Limatunes.
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    Typical anxiety from a soon to be father(again). Happened to me two years ago. Funny thing is, when the birth was near, I was more upset I couldn't carry in the hospital during labor and recovery.

    Just think of this as one more very important reason you MUST carry. You have another mouth to feed but also one more to protect.
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    When I reholster, I ALWAYS do it two handed, preventing my shirt from getting hung up between the trigger and the holster. But that's not only DAO striker pistols, that's ANYHTING. I can reholster one handed, but I choose not to. Any modern day pistol with a firing pin block is 100% safe to carry +1. So to answer your question..... Yes.

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    Remember, little fingers can get into places big fingers can't. Check your holster, make sure your Smith's trigger guard is covered closely, your finger may be blocked from getting inside the guard while the pistol is holstered, and you know not to place your finger on that area, but just make sure a young child can't get in there while they are playing/climbing on you.

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    I carry mostly Glocks. As others have suggested, you don't get bonus points for re-holstering quickly. Take your time, use two hands if you need to, and carry it in a sturdy, high-quality hoster that completely covers the trigger guard. I'm amazed at some of the flimsy junk on the market that's just waiting to bind up.

    I've had my (full grown) nieces jump on my back, my son sneak attack me many times, and all they ever got was a bruise and a "what were you thinking?" comment from me. Safety was never compromised.

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    You are over thinking it....
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    Yeah I feel better about it now! Just need to keep doin what I'm doing. Thanks everyone!

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    I echo what other's have said, plus---- CONGRATULATIONS, DADDY!!
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    P.S. My youngest son is an EMT in Montgomery, TX. Where are you, if I may ask?
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    Thumbs up

    You have nothing to worry about, provided you had proper CCW training... I also carry the M&P 9c, and it's one of the nicest carry pistols on the market .....

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