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Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2017, 05:21:39 PM »
But unlike the DA guns, Strikers are Unforgiving of mistakes or foreign objects that might unwittingly find their way into the trigger guard.  I wont bother pulling up the videos from YouTube and other sources showing this happening or the results.  The guy with the old holster that sat down in his car, the guy that leaned up against the counter in McDonalds.  The cop at the gunstore that checked his carry gun against the size of the gun he was looking at and then reholstered... and then there is the famous "I'm the only one professional enough in this room"...
Discuss Training all you want - but these things HAPPEN.
They happen a lot less with DA guns.  And with a Hammer, you can put your thumb on the hammer and you can feel it move if something is amiss.  With a Striker, you only hear the Bang to tell you something was wrong.
Mechanically they are all pretty much all SAFE as they can get.  But DA guns help dampen the Human Error.  It's the Human Error that is the problem, of course.  But the DA trigger pull is far more forgiving of Human Error.  Of course ND's can still happen... They just happen a lot less with DA guns.

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Apparently there is enough interest in DA/SA autoloaders for Springfield Armory to bring out a polymer frame version:

http://www.springfield-armory.com/xde-series/




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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #51 on: April 29, 2017, 05:36:31 PM »
    George,

    Apparently there is enough interest in DA/SA autoloaders for Springfield Armory to bring out a polymer frame version:

    http://www.springfield-armory.com/xde-series/



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    Never in my life have I wanted a XD before! I need to hold one of these to see if I like it, but Springfield may have filled the niche of a modern production DA/SA firearm that is ultimately concealable. This might have to be on the "want list". I'm also pretty happy with the capacity of 8 +1 for a single stack. Not bad.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #52 on: April 29, 2017, 05:46:37 PM »
    Frankly, I think a decock only version would be the superior choice.
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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #53 on: April 29, 2017, 05:56:42 PM »
    It is, isn't it? I looked on the website and at the commercial and didn't see a safety.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #54 on: April 29, 2017, 06:00:23 PM »
    Looks like it has a safety and a decocker.

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    « Reply #55 on: April 29, 2017, 06:15:09 PM »
    Indeed so, the XD-E can be carried hammer down safety off, hammer down safety on or cocked and locked!
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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #56 on: April 29, 2017, 06:51:53 PM »
    Ah fluff  :doh. So close, Springfield. So close.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #57 on: April 29, 2017, 08:51:47 PM »
    Ah fluff  :doh. So close, Springfield. So close.

    Indeed, too many carry options.  Keep it simple.
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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #58 on: April 30, 2017, 12:45:09 AM »
    So they re-invented the SIG?     :hmm   
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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #59 on: April 30, 2017, 12:48:22 AM »
    More like aped the H&K USP or the Beretta Cheetah, depending on which way you have to push the safety to activate the decocker.

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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #60 on: April 30, 2017, 01:47:54 PM »
    The XD-E safety appears to be identical in function to the Taurus PT92, up to safe, down to fire or further down to de-cock.

    The safety position can be engaged with the hammer down or cocked.
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    « Reply #61 on: May 02, 2017, 08:34:20 AM »
    Maybe it is because im a Illinois resident even of i was interested in a SA/DA gun i couldn't in good conscience buy anything Springfield makes 

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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #62 on: May 02, 2017, 09:05:26 AM »
    Maybe it is because I'm an Illinois resident even of I was interested in a SA/DA gun I couldn't in good conscience buy anything Springfield makes 
    :hmm Why is that?
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    Re: The Resurgence of DA/SA Autos.
    « Reply #63 on: May 02, 2017, 09:15:22 AM »
    Basically Springfield armory and rock river arms droped opposition to a Illinois bill that would create a state of Illinois ffl that all gun dealers would have to obtain in addition to the federal ffl as well as limiting the ability of a gun shop to sell more then 7 guns a year to a individual in exchange for immunity from the bill. They claim that they knew nothing about the exemption and it was a state level lobbying group that made the deal. I consider that highly unlikely because the main board members have worked or currently work for Springfield or R.R.A and they are the biggest names in the organization

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