Keep your damn finger off the trigger untill you want it to go bang.adamjrae said:Hello everyone. Let me explain my background a little. I am 32 years old and I am just getting into guns. I have fired a few rifles many, many, many years ago with my father and I recently rented/borrowed a few pistols to shoot at the range. I have rented sigs, glocks, SWs, and XDs. I want to get a pistol that I can carry (after I get my Concealed license) that I can also use to protect me and my family in our house but I want something SAFE. I have a wife and a 10 year old son to think about. I love the XD 40cal sub-compact but I'm having a hard time thinking its safe with the firing pin pulled back ready to go. I know the XDs have 4 safeties but my mind keeps telling me to go with a double action since the pin is at rest and it has a heavier trigger pull.
Should I go with a double action or are you guys going to convince me the XD is safe, safe, safe when it's in a holster properly secured. Any examples of stories that show how safe these XDs are would be great.
Also I have a fear of guns just because I have not been exposed to them. In the past few weeks shooting I have overcome my fear and feel more comfortable around them but there a little bit of me that needs more exposure to completely overcome this fear.
Please be honest!
Thanks and this site is great and I have learned a lot!
That is the reason that I have the love for guns as well as the respect for guns. My dad always had guns as I was a kid and he always took me to shoot. the best times I had as a kid was when my dad and grandpa would take me shooting. Now it seems I take them....R/T Performance said:.
Biggest thing is never leave it laying around loaded a ten year old will want to check it out .Do not try to hide it from him.Show it to him unloaded of course and explain this is not a toy and you can see it if you ask but only when I am here.
I carried a revolver for 14yrs before we went to a semi auto. My gun only fired when I pulled the trigger. There were no external safeties except for me. I never had an accidental or negligent discharge of my weapon and when I holstered it (and I withdrew it hundreds of times during those 14yrs), I made sure my thumb was on the trigger holding it down as I reholstered. That was a trained and then instinctive procedure.Ask a cop that had real experience carrying a revolver where the safety was on it