Features you once liked

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BeyondTheBox, May 26, 2013.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    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.
     
  2. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    On my amt back up, it entails very little force to "activate" and shoots surprisingly well for a 380.
     

  3. Kraj

    Kraj New Member

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

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  5. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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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.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I hate all manual safeties on handguns.:mad:

    I hate wood stocks.:(
     
  7. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Dan, that's an excellent point!

    Though on these new 2011 with double stack width, I do find them of much more use.
     
  8. SigArmored

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    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.
     
  9. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Ambi safeties and front cocking serrations.
     
  10. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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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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  11. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Oh excellent point on the front serrations, I've never liked those, who racks a slide from the front anyway? Lol
     
  12. xring3

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    My .40 cal S&W Sigma. have owned for about a year now and figured today I should take it to the range give it a workout. heaviest trigger of any handgun I own! this will need modification.
     
  13. bigbomar4

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    My first pistol was a Sigma got it the day I turned 21. Sold it a month later. Havnt had a striker fired gun since. I've shot plenty but I just can't bring my self to buy another after the Sigma
     
  14. knfxda

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    The grip safety on the XD-m is barely noticeable.
     
  15. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    magazine disconnect safety...we're told to treat every firearm as if it is loaded, even by the manufacturer, but then the same manufacturer comes along & tells us "if you have one in the chamber & drop the magazine, it's safe."
     
  16. BeyondTheBox

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    Honestly, and not really a feature, but full size guns in general I find no value in, whatsoever. I prefer compact and sub by miles.

    I once thought I'd love a 1911, but I realize now, that I really don't like them at all, at least not the overweight and oversized government models. Even commander is pushing it for me.
     
  17. trip286

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    Full sized guns shine on the range and in combat, where size, weight, and concealability are not an issue. They aren't as valuable in a daily carry piece where a gun with comparable firepower can be had in a smaller package.

    I carry a full size 1911 and used to carry a Smith and Wesson 65-3. I feel this qualifies me to make that assessment in my own opinion.
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Oh of course Trip, if you're a handgun Hunter or competition shooter, a long barrel is great!

    For me anything over 7" is too much and undesirable.
     
  19. DrumJunkie

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    I have no problem with a Gov framed 1911 for carry. It's all about having a good belt and holster. I will say though that I've been around 1911's form when I was a kid till now so maybe I just don't notice the weight and size.

    I'm not a fan of any poly framed striker fired pistols. I've owned several and really did try to like them. They just feel funky to me. So it's not that I think they are crap or anytihng. I just think they feel like a toy in my hands. I don't mind alloy framed guns but I really do like the4 all steel, show me the hammer handgun.

    I'm not a fan of the poly stock either. They do have use to me though. I just can't bring myself to paint a wood stock so if I'm wanting some painted thing I"ll get something with a poly stock. I won a few poly stock long guns but every one of them would look better to me with some nice wood. It's a sign of the times I guess. I grew up in the day when guns where made from steel and wood. Back when I was a kid plastic was used in all that made in Japan junk. Now days made in Japan is not too bad a thing. So, maybe I'm just getting old.:)
     
  20. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    That's why this is my edc piece. Can't seam to find a serpa for it though :(
     

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