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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby carmen fovozzo » Thu May 09, 2019 8:49 am

Thanks . :(
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby Bruenor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:12 am

Could just remove the thumb safety..

https://mp-pistol.com/mp-full-size-pist ... afety.html

If you can't get the plugs for free from S&W they are cheap in their online store.

https://store.smith-wesson.com/frame-pl ... left-black
https://store.smith-wesson.com/frame-pl ... ight-black
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby carmen fovozzo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:16 am

Bruenor wrote:Could just remove the thumb safety..

https://mp-pistol.com/mp-full-size-pist ... afety.html

If you can't get the plugs for free from S&W they are cheap in their online store.

https://store.smith-wesson.com/frame-pl ... left-black
https://store.smith-wesson.com/frame-pl ... ight-black


Bought a new one w/o safety.. Thanks
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby MacDonald » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:02 pm

sodbuster95 wrote:
carmen fovozzo wrote:The safety was engaged.....


Don't have to be old to make this mistake. For a long time, I carried a 1911. While I love my 1911, I decided a while ago that I need more rounds, so I switched to a Glock 19. "Safety" to "No-Safety" is an easy change (worst case, I flick off a non-existent safety.) Going the other direction could create a problem, though, if that muscle memory isn't re-learned.



Yeah, I was weaned on my grandfather's 1911 from Korea era. I now have Glocks and find myself using my thumb to flip a non-existent safety.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby Cruiser » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:47 pm

None of my handguns have safety's for that very reason. No possible confusion.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby Dave44142 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 am

I also have had to face the age problem, and as an old guy i favor a firearm that has no safety such as a Glock. That way i have one in the chamber and it is ready to go. Not much difference from the old S&W revolver that i loved so much. Now i also do recommend that old ammo be shot at the range and new ammo used to replace old ammo often. In the past i have had various guns from 22's to 38's to 9mm's fail to fire because of old ammo. No reason not to refresh from time ti time in a carry gun.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby jeep45238 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:03 pm

Know manual of arms and operate them fully. Short change any part of it, and this can/will happen to you.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby CCWman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:25 pm

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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby Dave44142 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:48 am

Many years ago long before the c.c.w. law i had purchased an A.M.T. 380 back-up. I also made the mistake of trying to
fire the weapon with the "Safety" on. I tried more than once and at that time i was able to damage the part that
will allow the pistol to fire and then with the safety on or off, either way, it would not fire.
At that time i thought that type of pistol it would be much better off with no safety at all.
i have several items now that are available for my use and none have a manual safety. One of them happens to be
a Glock .
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby Gauri » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:20 am

sodbuster95 wrote:
carmen fovozzo wrote:The safety was engaged.....


Don't have to be old to make this mistake. For a long time, I carried a 1911. While I love my 1911, I decided a while ago that I need more rounds, so I switched to a Glock 19. "Safety" to "No-Safety" is an easy change (worst case, I flick off a non-existent safety.) Going the other direction could create a problem, though, if that muscle memory isn't re-learned.

I agree even young people can do the same thing.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby skylinechiliboi » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:07 am

Never had to fire my carry in an emergency or tactical situation. But if I've learned anything throughout life...it's to trust my gear. I shoot with it enough to understand my weapon and feel comfortable with it. And that's good enough for me, I don't want to jeopardize my confidence with my CCW with thoughts of failure.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby weakhand luke » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:06 am

I carry condition 3.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby jeep45238 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:03 pm

weakhand luke wrote:I carry condition 3.


Why? There's a lot of things that can and will prevent you from chambering a round.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby deanimator » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:33 am

jeep45238 wrote:
weakhand luke wrote:I carry condition 3.


Why? There's a lot of things that can and will prevent you from chambering a round.


My thoughts always go back to the guy who was jumped [in Dayton?] while pumping gas by two morons he'd never met.

By his own admission, had he not been carrying with one in the chamber, they'd have prevailed over him and ended up with his gun.
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Re: My Carry didn't fire...

Postby weakhand luke » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:36 pm

...with an empty chamber.
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