XD Grip Safety Saved My Bacon?

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    XD Grip Safety Saved My Bacon?

    I cleaned my XD9SC yesterday. Loaded her up, and re-holstered. Didn't feel like it went all the way in, so I did the only reasonable thing: I tried to force it without giving it a thought. Not too hard, but much harder than I should have to. I looked down to see whats up and found that Belt loop had come undone at the bottom stitches. It had somehow folded over and got it my trigger guard. With a mirror I could see it pulling the trigger a bit. I think, although I am not for sure, that it actually pressed the trigger safety in too. Luckily, I try not to press on the grip safety when I holster. That little habit just may have saved me from having to tell you an embarrassing story.

    The lessons:
    1. The grip safety is good for something.
    2. It's not a car part, so don't force it. I should have checked before trying to squeeze it in.
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    Reholstering

    You are smart to reholster without depressing the grip safety. I try to do the same thing on 1911s.

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    yep i agree 100%
    when re-holstering make sure your not on the grip safety.
    its an easy thing to do and may save you a hole in the leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post
    The lessons: The grip safety is good for something.
    Something that many folks have never considered is the fact that the trigger and the grip safety require forces from opposite directions before the pistol will fire. I spent a lot of time pondering whether to buy a Glock or an XD. Although many believe that the grip safety is unimportant, apparently it is important to you and me.

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    I like grips safties even though some people on forums seem to have problems with them and pin them down. This is a perfect example why the grip safety or any safety on a gun should not be deactivated. I love my XD!

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    I went with the XD over a Glock precisely because of the grip safety.

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    When I reholster, my hand usually bridges across the rounded part of the grip and to the back of the slide, never touching the grip safety; for fear of shooting myself.

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    Thanks for sharing this with us. The grip safety is one of the reasons I switched from a Glock to the XD for my carry weapon. Glad it had a good outcome for you. Stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    I went with the XD over a Glock precisely because of the grip safety.
    +1 on that.

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    Glad that worked out OK and there is no hole in your floor that needs to be patched.
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    Good lesson, I don't own and xd but I do have a 1911 and can appreciate the grip safety. Im surprised more guns don't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Glad that worked out OK and there is no hole in your floor that needs to be patched.
    So is my wife. The last time I told her I was going to patch a hole in the drywall near our fireplace, she came home to find that I decided to remodel the bedroom on a whim and it turned into a 12 month remodeling project including a new fireplace surround, some custom shelving and desk, and a bathroom where one never existed. I'm almost done, honest!
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    Yup, if it was a Glock... B-O-O-M!

    I know someone who actually saw that happen to a guy. He almost lost his leg! Still does and always will walk with a hitch in his giddy-up.
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    Glad to hear it worked like it should and you learned something the easy way.
    I keep my thumb on the hammer of my Sig while holstering so I can STOP if it starts moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah View Post
    Glad to hear it worked like it should and you learned something the easy way.
    I keep my thumb on the hammer of my Sig while holstering so I can STOP if it starts moving.
    When I reholster my Glock-36, by mind goes to a check list...
    Finger off trigger...
    Move shirt clearly away...
    No blockage in holster...
    Slowly insert gun into holster...

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