Magazine safety luv em hate em

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by JonM, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the only experience i have with them is my bersa pistols. my thunder plus i cant easily disable it wish i could but the regular thunder i can and have. if they had a heel release i wouldnt worry too much about it but ive had a few instances of inadvertant mag drops where the release got depressed inadvertantly and partialy released the mag.

    what are your thoughts on em.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    An answer in search of a question. Hate em.
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Hate em. Always disable mine.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I can't stand mag disconnect safetys. I always disable all mine too.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I don't know about other pistols, but two out of three of the Hi Powers I've owned had them. They're nasty. Their removal greatly improved the triggers.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I hate em. I disable and use the firearm only on the range.
     
  7. NGIB

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    Detest them. Both of the S&W M&Ps I owned had them and it soured me on the platform. I remember searching for instructions on how to disable them and found nothing so I just got rid of the guns...
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    The Top Request(s), BAR NONE, for any Hi Power user that comes through the shop. Remove the disconnect and touch up the trigger.

    Hate them. Hate the idea behind them and I agree with C3 in it being a solution looking for a problem.

    JD
     
  9. group17

    group17 New Member

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    Hate would be a good word for it.
     
  10. marshall

    marshall New Member

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    can someone explain or show what a magazine safety is?
     
  11. NGIB

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    The trigger will not function if the mag is removed. It's especially irritating on guns where you have to pull the trigger to disassemble/reassemble like the Ruger Mark III and the M&P...
     
  12. marshall

    marshall New Member

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    ah, i see. any specific brands that use these feature?
     
  13. NGIB

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    Besides the 2 I mentioned, the most famous (or infamous) is the Browning High Power...
     
  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    The original hi power was designed with a mag safety by request of the french govt against jmb's recomendation.
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    To be fair the Hi Power did not go to market as designed by Sir John Browning. It was picked up midway after his passing and finished in Belgium by Dieudonné Saive for FN.

    I doubt Mr. Browning would have made some of the "changes" that were made to his brainchild after it was appropriated. *sigh*

    JD