Thus the invention of "glock leg". Because striker fired is SO safe, you don't need a manual safety :roll:A thumb safety on the XD/XDm/XDs pistols is unnecessary and redundant with the trigger safety and grip safety IMO. I know 1911 pistols have a grip safety and a thumb safety, but there is no trigger safety on them and they are hammer fired vs striker fired. Most hammer fired pistols that I know of have a thumb safety. As for striker fired pistols it is and toss up of whether they do or not.
Besides there are so few thumb safety XD pistols that there are virtually no aftermarket internal parts available.
Especially on one that has a "safe action trigger..."Thus the invention of "glock leg". Because striker fired is SO safe, you don't need a manual safety :roll:
And clearly people don't.As long as you keep the booger picker off the trigger then you are good... that's the safety
Me too, and my M&P 45 has the thumb safety.Especially on one that has a "safe action trigger..."
To me the grip safety that is disengaged as you grip the gun works better with proper trigger discipline on my carry guns. The main time I rely on the grip safety is when I holster as I place my thumb on the back of the slide and disengage the grip safety. I know safety is all in my head and and that mechanical safeties can and have failed and follow the 4 gun safety rules. My dad and brother have M&P pistols and out of the 4 only my dad's 9c does not have a safety. I struggle sometimes with the first shot because my self defense training is with my Springfields with no thumb safeties. It is just a matter or training my thumb to disengage the manual safety but I choose to carry guns where I can eliminate this step in a SD situation.
I very much don't like the ambi safeties, you probobly have already heard the reasons.Springfield Armory X-treme Duty .45 ACP 5 Inch Barrel Blue Finish Tactical Model with Ambo Thumb Safety. I think that is the only model XD made that does have that required and very necessary ambo thumb safety. Mine does. HB of CJ (old coot)
Eventually we will find out the truth regarding all the gunshot wounds caused by the Glock platform not having all the necessary safety systems required by good old fashioned non intelligent accident prone human beings. Until then who knows?
In my humble case, I was brought up on the 1911 platform, so that thumb safety is very necessary for me. It is muscle mental memory that I will probably never burn through, particularly at my advanced age. That is why my pistols have ambo thumb safeties.