XD Question

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  1. Adam5

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    I have a question for XD owners.

    If you pull the trigger, then depress the grip safety, will it fire, or does the grip safety need to be depressed first?
     
  2. G26S239

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    I just tried it with my XD45 Tactical. If you put pressure on the trigger first and then press the grip safety it does release the striker. Since a proper grip can't be had w/o the grip safety depressed that should not pose a problem.
     

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    Just tried it on my XD45 service, and my findings are the same as G26S239........striker will be released, if trigger depressed first, and prior to depressing the grip safety.

    I sat here and contemplated the implications of this, and although G26S239 is correct about proper grip during normal shooting, there is a remote possibility that this could conceivably be a component of an AD. It could happen, but it's unlikely that anyone would holster a weapon while depressing the grip safety at the same time. In any case, it's still much less likely to happen than with a Glock, or other similar type "safe action" trigger mechanism.

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  4. Adam5

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    Thanks for the responses.

    On one of my local forums we were discussing the idea of carry an unholstered XD sub compact in a jacket pocket.

    One of the posters suggested that "lint or pocket debris" could pull the trigger back, then when you gripped the gun it would fire.

    I see it as doubtful that lint or pocket debris could pull the trigger, but wasn't sure about the triggen then grip safety aspect.

    Personally, I have always pockey carried with nothing in that pocket but my gun and normally with a pocket holster.
     
  5. G26S239

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    With a striker fired precocked weapon the pocket holster seems necessary from my perspective.
     
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    As always - if your finger was on the trigger and there is a discharge - it was not an accident. It was stupidity.

    Just checked mine too - yep, it fires. But I agree - so what?
     
  7. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    If your finger was on the trigger, it was a ND.

    Some people don't seem to understand, or accept that there is a difference between a ND and an AD........but, there is a difference.

    There is such a thing as an AD, and there is definitely something called a ND as well.

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    Any loaded weapon, regardless of if its SAO, DAO, DA/SA or striker fired should be holstered if you are carrying it, IMO. Pocket carrying a loose firearm is asking for trouble.
     
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