nh10ring said:How do you all like the safety mechanism on the xd's? This type of system is new to me, which leaves me feeling skeptical. Should I have faith that it is safe to carry without any accidental discharges?
RaymondInside The XD
The XD is a single-action design in that the trigger does not cock the striker. But the XD trigger does perform more than a single function, as do many other modern single-action designs. When the trigger is pressed, the trigger bar moves forward, and a lever in the frame pivots upward, disengaging the striker block. It's important to note that this disengagement occurs during the final stage of the trigger release. The striker-safety lever moves up in unison with the sear release. This means the long takeup of the trigger serves no mechanical function. The long pull does enhance safety, however, and performs much the same as a two-stage military-rifle trigger.
The safety lever on the trigger and the grip safety are simple and effective blocking devices. At rest, the nose of the trigger lever butts against a steel block in the frame, preventing the trigger from being depressed without first pressing the trigger safety. Likewise, the grip safety blocks the sear from moving downward and releasing the striker until the safety is depressed. The grip safety also prevents the slide from being racked.
WOW!!!Verm said:Pistols are just metal mechanisms and as with all mechanisms, they can fail. I have seen a pistol go off on it's own as it was laying on the table at a range with no one near it. Found out that the hammer had a hairline crack and had just finally given way where it met the sear and bang.
Luckily the owner had set it down with the barrel pointing downrange.
Ron xd357 said:I know this answer is going to raise eye brows and some ARE YOU CRAZY replies