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Is it a Big deal to deactivate grip safety with grip sleeve?

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Is it a Big deal to deactivate grip safety with grip sleeve?

I like my XDm but the grip seems too slim. I had an extra Hogue grip sleeve laying around and put it on and now my XDm feels perfect. The only thing is it covers up and deactivates the grip safety. I don't really see an issue since the Glock and S&W M&P both have a trigger that is close to the XDm's and they don't have a grip safety. I only use this gun for the range and competition. I know pachmahr makes a grip sleeve that keeps the safety intact but it doesn't seem to have much of a palm swell which is what I need.

What do you think?
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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You should be fine. Like you said it would not be the first gun to only have a trigger safety.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
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Some have also trimmed the area on the sleeve to keep the grip safety.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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Why not just trim the grip, it is never a good idea to deactivate a safety.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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Why not just trim the grip, it is never a good idea to deactivate a safety.
I agree.........
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #6
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That's one way to turm glock leg into xd leg. Just trim it so the safety works
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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That's one way to turm glock leg into xd leg. Just trim it so the safety works


lol I was gonna say you are gonna catch a case of glock leg!
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Your gun, but if it was mine, I'd be in the trim it crowd.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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So I've been assuming that when you draw or reholster the XDm, you should keep off the grip safety. Is that correct?

What I've been doing while practicing the draw is wrap my middle, ring, and pinkie fingers around the grip, indexing my trigger finger over the holster so when I draw it indexes to the frame, and place my thumb behind the rear sights, then pull up to clear the holster. Then when I pivot, that's when I bring the thumb around and therefore press the grip safety. On reholstering, I basically reverse the process and move my thumb onto the rear sights just before the pivot back into the reholstering position, there by coming off the grip safety.

That seems to be the natural way to do it, I'm just wondering if that's how everybody does it or if there's a better way.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:12 PM   #10
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So I've been assuming that when you draw or reholster the XDm, you should keep off the grip safety. Is that correct?

What I've been doing while practicing the draw is wrap my middle, ring, and pinkie fingers around the grip, indexing my trigger finger over the holster so when I draw it indexes to the frame, and place my thumb behind the rear sights, then pull up to clear the holster. Then when I pivot, that's when I bring the thumb around and therefore press the grip safety. On reholstering, I basically reverse the process and move my thumb onto the rear sights just before the pivot back into the reholstering position, there by coming off the grip safety.

That seems to be the natural way to do it, I'm just wondering if that's how everybody does it or if there's a better way.

I was always taught to get a proper grip BEFORE yanking the pistol from the holster. What you just described sounds like a droped pistol waiting to happen when you need to least drop it........
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