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Springfield Armory is showing an added "Thumb Safety" on their 2008 XD models. I personally think this is a bad idea. Don't get me wrong, one of the reasons I bought the XD-45 was for its "safety" but a thumb safety seems a little bit over the top. What happens in a stressful situation when you pull out the XD only to remember after pulling the trigger that the "thumb safety" was on...oops! :shock:

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It was my understanding this was only an option. I think adding it as an option makes sense some people may want it. However I hope they don't stop making them without it because I think most people won't want it.
 

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marksman said:
It was my understanding this was only an option. I think adding it as an option makes sense some people may want it. However I hope they don't stop making them without it because I think most people won't want it.
I hope your right. I can see this being a good feature on the range if you don't plan on carrying, but carrying - I think it is a bad idea. Can anyone verify?
 

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Springfield is probably trying to compete in the military's search for a new sidearm. Military requirements specify an active safety mechanism not connected to the trigger.

That's my guess, anyway.
 

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Very interesting. I don't like it and would never use it, but it is nice for those who might be accustomed to having a safety like that and that have been trained to use it....like the military.
 

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XD_EE said:
Springfield Armory is showing an added "Thumb Safety" on their 2008 XD models. I personally think this is a bad idea. Don't get me wrong, one of the reasons I bought the XD-45 was for its "safety" but a thumb safety seems a little bit over the top. What happens in a stressful situation when you pull out the XD only to remember after pulling the trigger that the "thumb safety" was on...oops! :shock:

What are your thoughts on this? :?:
I do like the idea since I carry Kimber and S&W with thumb safety. I always wanted an XD and now I can finally buy one.

TJ
 

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1 more safety to deal with... Yuck. What ever happened to keeping your finger off the trigger? Other than that a safeguard for dropping your gun is all you need.
 
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