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Old 05-26-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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Default Features you once liked

but later found you really disliked or hated...?

For me, it's a grip safety.

I loved, still do, the look of a 1911 style beavertail grip safety, and the idea is still awesome, but I absolutely loathe the actual feel and functionality of it. It forces a very particular style of grip which I, personally don't enjoy or shoot well.

I would really like to try that of an XDs or AMT Backup, to get a feel for any differences. I've handled both in shops, but never shot, and that's where the real feel comes in.

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Old 05-26-2013, 06:06 AM   #2
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On my amt back up, it entails very little force to "activate" and shoots surprisingly well for a 380.

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"match grade chamber" everything was fine until I started have problems with the gun going back into battery

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The extended slide stop on a 1911.

The thing works great as a stop without being extended, and my thumb does not prematurely activate it.

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I like natural breasts, none of the silicon stuff.

As far as handguns , I think the products from the major companies have improved and there is no reason to look back. I do worry about the craftsmanship from newer companies endangering others with cheaper materials, and shoddy structural integrity of the firearms.

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I hate all manual safeties on handguns.

I hate wood stocks.

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The extended slide stop on a 1911.

The thing works great as a stop without being extended, and my thumb does not prematurely activate it.
Dan, that's an excellent point!

Though on these new 2011 with double stack width, I do find them of much more use.
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I hate all manual safeties on handguns.

I hate wood stocks.
I'm with you on the manual safety issue however love the wood furniture on certain rifles and pistols.I just can't imagine a mod.70 without a nice walnut stock and forearm.
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Ambi safeties and front cocking serrations.

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Smokeless powder and self-contained metallic cartridges. The novelty wears off... I still think they're a passing fad.

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