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Yes. It's already been done before.
There have been a number of striker-fired guns with grip safeties, going back to the early 1900s with early Lugers and various FN/Browning guns like the Model 1906 Vest Pocket and Model 1910, as well as others like the Type A and Type B Nambus, Glisenti M1910, and Beretta 418.
The HK P7 is striker-fired, and has a grip safety of sorts (actually a cocking lever, but it functions as a safety, since the gun cannot be fired without it depressed).
The Uzi has a grip safety. Uzi SMGs are open bolt with a fixed firing pin, but there are various semiauto closed bolt Uzi clone pistols that have been converted to striker-fired.
More recently, there's been the Springfield XD series and the abortive Remington R51. The new Hudson H9 was originally designed with a grip safety, although it was eventually omitted.
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Purse carry is stupid. Pocket carry is fine. Toddlers in your pockets?
People that agree with your view lack training. Why would you want MORE untrained, unconfident folks out there?
I would never carry a gun with a safety. NEVER. Safeties will get you killed. Get some ACTUAL training and you will come to the same conclusion.
I'm 1000% confident that the Glocks I carry, in proper holsters, will never accidentally go off. A safety is a crutch for bad habits, or poor training.
Edit: I should have toned down the rhetoric of my post, but I feel strongly on this issue. I've trained some folks in shooting, and they get lectures that safeties are for untrained folks. Train harder, until it clicks. You'll eventually reach a point where you'll realize that safeties are pointless time wasters.
Obviously 1911 shooters are another matter.
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Newest grip safety pistol introduced into the market
I have a S/A XDs with a grip safety and really like it. I would love to have a 365 with a 1911 style safety.
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The M&P Shield EZ has an internal hammer, not a striker.
The P365 Manual shows a Thumb safety version....probably down the road.
If Sig introduces a 365 with a safety that could get me to sell off my beloved 239's.
When the TS version comes out, I will have that too.
The trend seems to be towards smaller, lighter pocket striker fired pistols that have trigger pulls some of which are as light as a 1911. Over the many I've shot 1911s I've heard almost no one recommend carrying them without a thumb safety (and if some fool did others immediately tried to educate them about safe gun practices). Today the gun-makers have been working had to market light trigger pull striker fired pistols without thumb safeties as the 'modern', 'safe', 'pro' version. They're selling ego and machismo not safety.
A kydex holster is an adequate safety for any modern carry pistol. Mechanical safeties for the most part only satisfy lawyers and the untrained.
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I have an XD-s .45ACP. It, like every XD-s, has a grip safety. Why do I not read this as a suggestion?
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NO SAFETY OR DECOCKER, THIS IS A STRIKER FIRED PISTOL, THE 365 IS FINE AS IS...
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I will not carry a gun with a manual safety. Buy a quality holster, take responsibility for the security of your weapon, and don't carry in a manner that children can gain access to it. But putting a mechanical firing inhibitor on a weapon that will be used for self defense is just asking for trouble, IMO. Those fine motor skills go out the window under stress, and that half a second that you have to spend determining why the gun didn't go bang the first time you pulled the trigger may cost you your life.
92fstech, I couldn't have said it better, and I agree 100%
With proper training, regular practice and the elimination of ingrained poor habits, a safety is a desirable component on a pistol.If you are under the impression that a safety on a pistol will hinder your performance I suggest you get some more training and practice more often.
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Got no beef with a properly located safety. If I were right handed the LC9 safety would be perfect location. Thumb goes there automatically. Alas, I am left handed so it’s moot point. There are goofy safeties like on the BG380 which cannot be operated really well. It’s more of an on off switch.
I don’t purse carry, but my wife does occasionally, when she has to. She prefers a heavy Or long DA in that instance.
I’m pretty much all Glock, I’ll give the 365 a look see when it gets ironed out. As for now I’m G26 and putting a G43 through its paces to see if it has a place with me, especially in the summertime. I’ll still be G26 but every now and then I want something small and light, that still shoots well.
BTW, has there been any wieners shot off here lately? That’s all I hear about some pistols.
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Obviously you are not one of the super trained, elite, operators who never have a brain fart and never will
All u need is one deadly accident and your going to wish u had a trigger lock on your firearm
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