Favorite feature?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BeyondTheBox, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    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!
     
  2. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    External safety preferably with a decocker
     

  3. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Ambidextrous thumb Safety and mag release!
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    DA/SA & external hammer for my semi autos.
     
  5. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

    jp_over New Member

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

    txpossum New Member

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    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.
     
  11. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Interesting, what do you mean by this, like a beavertail grip? Protection from slide bite?
     
  12. shouldazagged

    shouldazagged New Member

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    Well, now that I'm old (and possibly in some sort of second childhood), it needs to have a cylinder that holds cartridges and revolves. But in a pistol I like the decocker. Still wish I hadn't sold my Smith M459.
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

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    DA/SA seems to be getting more popular, or maybe it's always been and I've just missed it. I still wish I had one for pocket carry. Decocker is a must for DA/SA for sure!
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Rear only matter or is front equally as important?
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Rear only. But both would be better.
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "decocker only".

    Manual safety is a deal breaker for me.
     
  17. SWIll

    SWIll New Member

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    I don't like single action trigger pulls. I want to be able to feel the trigger move (dao or da/sa revolver).
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Interesting thought I've always wondered why people like double action only trigger pull. So for you it's about a feeling of more control over the trigger and when it goes bang, having that longer pull?
     
  19. Bob Wright

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    Accurately click adjustable positive locking adjustable sights.


    I have a strong dislike for sights in which the windage adjustment is made by loosening and tightening opposing screws. Or worse yet, simply drifting a dovetailed sight.

    Bob Wright
     
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  20. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Much agreed Bob! Not a huge fan of the style myself, though, oddly enough, all my handguns have this. Lol

    Still, great observation and point.