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BeyondTheBox 04-03-2013 03:44 AM

Favorite feature?
Do you have that one feature or option in a handgun that is a must have? Something you may not find on every gun, but is a huge factor for you...

Mine is a slide release.

Not to be confused with just a slide stop, a release performs two functions: the stop, or hold open on last round, as well as a one handed release to chamber first round in new/next mag.

I have two guns without this feature and it's simply one of those little things that makes a world of difference!

kiabe1 04-03-2013 03:54 AM

External safety preferably with a decocker

gearhead396 04-03-2013 03:56 AM

Ambidextrous thumb Safety and mag release!

towboater 04-03-2013 04:02 AM

DA/SA & external hammer for my semi autos.

DFlynt 04-03-2013 04:11 AM

Ambidextrous safety and a reversible mag releases are features I would like on all my pistols.

BeyondTheBox 04-03-2013 04:19 AM


Originally Posted by gearhead396 (Post 1201221)
Ambidextrous thumb Safety

I do love this feature as well! Same 2 guns without slide release have only right handed safety, which also bugs be sometimes.

winds-of-change 04-03-2013 05:47 AM

adjustable sights.

danf_fl 04-03-2013 12:28 PM

I have three items I like on every handgun:
Good sights that I can see.
Good trigger
Protection for the web of my hand

jp_over 04-03-2013 02:59 PM

Strong side safety only (for non-striker fired weapons) & night sights.

txpossum 04-03-2013 03:16 PM

I'm not saying it's a deal breaker, but I've never shot a composite framed pistol that felt good to me. Give me steel.

Aside from the material, has to have a smooth, light trigger pull. The trigger is one of the most, if not the most, important aspects of a pistol in my consideration of it.

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