39-2. Slim & Sexy

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by NHForester, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. NHForester

    NHForester Active Member

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    This one has been in the safe for entirely too long. Was able to get it out today and ring some steel with it. It’s like riding a bike, as the saying goes. Takes no time at all to remind you just what great guns these were when they were introduced and still are. Snapped this pic before packing it back in its original box and going back in the safe.

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  2. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    Slim and sexy is a great description. Beautiful piece
     
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  3. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Glad ya got out and had some fun.
     
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  4. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Smith & Wesson blued steel is hard to beat. A classic.
     
  5. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is a fine looking pistol. Is that a decocker?
     
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  6. NHForester

    NHForester Active Member

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    Yes. It serves as both a de cocker and safety.
     
  7. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I really don't see a need for a de cocker... But I am strange
     
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  8. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One of my favorites!!!:cool: I bought one as a off duty gun in the 70's, and still like that series for CC.:)
     
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  9. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Slim & sexy

    Hmmmm

    Girls, yes, guns, not so much...
     
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  10. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can never seem to comfortably reach slide mounted safety and-or decockers

    I need frame mounted
     
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  11. Lennypeters

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    Very nice. I have had an eye out for a hammer fired metal framed single stack 9mm for a while and so far no luck.
     
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  12. SSGN_Doc

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    On a DA gun, I can’t see a need for a safety, but I’m strange.

    I Like a decocker though, no “whoops” when lowering the hammer on a live round.
     
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  13. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Drop the magazine and rack the slide
     
  14. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Why lower the hammer? Just put the safety on
     
  15. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Because it’s a DA. The longer trigger pull is your safety. Just like the revolvers.

    It’s a choice of safeties and carry modes.

    I prefer to carry a DA at the appendix position, with the hammer down and chamber loaded. Draw, point, squeeze. Decock, before holstering. The long pull and hammer alert me upon holstering if something is interfering with the trigger.

    Just my preferences.

    A Beretta 92 FS was my first auto loader that I purchased after I turned 21. Then 24 years in the Navy kept me very familiar with the 92 in M9 form. My only complaint was the safety. I don’t mind it at all as a decocker, but accidentally activating the safety when operating the slide, could leave one with a dead trigger. With a decocker only, worst case is I made the trigger pull a bit longer.

    Seen safeties left on, accidentally deactivated, activated or fail to be activated before holstering under low to moderate stress drills.

    Some safeties go up, some go down. The majority of decockers require downward motion, whether slide or frame mounted.

    My Sigs, Berettas, and CZs, and even my striker fired TP9V2, have downward activated decockers, whether they are slide or frame mounted.

    Again, this is my preference. Many folks like single action, and striker fired pistols. Many folks don’t like to face the training curve of DA to SA trigger transition. I understand it and am cool with it.
     
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  16. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Works for emptying the gun, but not for loaded chamber carry, utilizing the double action trigger pull.
     
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  17. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah it's personal preference..... I have a CZ 75 Compact, it's offered with a de cocker but I couldn't come up with any logical scenario where I would need it, if I did carry it, it would be one in the chamber with the safety on just like a 1911
     
  18. SSGN_Doc

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    By the way NH, nice 39-2. My sister had one as her first carry pistol. Sweet shooter.
     
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  19. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yep. It’s why CZ offers both options. They can cater to both preferences. Some organizations, (LE or military), will prohibit, cocked and locked, or may mandate DA mode for the first shot.

    I have come to prefer the added safety the long trigger pull offers before lighting off the first round. And I like not needing to manipulate any lever or switch before firing.

    I’ve tried carrying most other systems. 1911s, and Glocks, DA revolvers and DA only handguns. The DA/SA auto just does it for me. My most carried pistols now are the CZ P07 and the Beretta Px4 compact with the decocker only levers installed.
     
  20. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    DA/SA is my preferred system too unless shooting the most compact of handguns, then I prefer striker fired. H&K P2000 is my favorite.
     
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