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Am I playing a fool's hand for mixing 'manual of arms'?
Just wondering how much emphasis you guys put on finding a certain type of defensive pistol trigger/safety mechanism and sticking with it throughout your inventory. Belt guns, car guns, nightstand guns, and EDC/CCW guns. Some guys have striker guns across the board big & small, others DAO, DA/SA, etc. Most of my serious pistols are the DA/SA variety in full size platforms. But I'm finally going to be in a living arrangement where I'll be able to get my carry permit (i.e. no more on-base uncle sam restrictions). I've got my eye on a sig 938 for a carry gun. But it's completely backwards with the thumb safety and trigger type compared to my HK USP and the Beretta M9s (I own one of those as well) that I've fooled with the past several years. I usually carry my USP and the M9s decocked, safety off. (When Uncle Sam isn't looking that is. He wants the safety engaged on the M9, in which case it's become second nature to swipe it up and off during the draw). Which, incidentally is the reverse motion of wiping the safety off a 938 and other 1911 style platforms. Is that going to mess me up, or can multiple muscle memory/motions be learned? Should I set my Beretta in the back of the safe and start carry my HK USP cocked and locked ala 1911, just to help learn the motion? I've looked at a lot of other subcompact 9mm's for a carry gun, but I think I'm still hooked on the 938. But being that a carry gun is probably the most likely thing you'll be stuck with if the crap hits the fan, I don't want to be leading myself on a down a bad alley when it comes to mixing together all these different manual of arms. What say you?
Formerly known as SmithCorona03A3, back in the old forum days