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Old 02-01-2016, 09:46 AM   #1
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Why no Grip Safety?

I'm just curious. I own a Springfield XDS; it has a grip safety. I've noticed that neither the Micro 380 nor the Micro 9 have one. Does anyone happen to know why?
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:55 AM   #2
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Good questions for Springfield and Kimber.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:18 AM   #3
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Probably not needed because of the firing pin block safety, the half cocked notch safety and thumb safety. Plus I'm sure it would add considerable cost to that platform.
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It would probably be a question for whoever designed the Colt Mustang.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Cucamonga kid View Post
Probably not needed because of the firing pin block safety, the half cocked notch safety and thumb safety. Plus I'm sure it would add considerable cost to that platform.
I agree. You make some good points. I'd also venture to guess that the diminutive sized 1911 look-a-like Micro may not be large enough to fit the mechanical components necessary for a grip safety. Just speculating.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:39 PM   #6
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All Kimber 1911's with a II after their name have firing pin safeties.

Just a WAG but they probably don't put grip safeties on the Micro's because of their size and the cost involved.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:14 PM   #7
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In my opinion it is not needed on the 1911 either
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:31 PM   #8
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Because a grip safety adds unnecessary complexity, weight, cost, and potential reliability issues. Somewhere I read that Browning's original design didn't have a grip safety and it was only added to appease the government's criteria.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:37 PM   #9
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The original design for the Colt did not have a grip safety. The feature was added at the request of the military.

I had a small Detonics, and it had no grip safety. I once slept with it cocked and locked in a Yanqui slide...
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:23 PM   #10
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The XDS doesn't need one either....IMHO.
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