Blackwater 53393 Posted September 23, 2022 Share Posted September 23, 2022 I damaged the firing pin on my primary carry pistol last weekend during range exercises. Not a major catastrophe because I have a backup that is very similar, the differences being the backup is stainless, doesn’t have an ambidextrous thumb safety, and is full sized as opposed to a Commander. I immediately had my gunsmith order a new firing pin and we installed it today. What I noticed, while going through my daily activities this week, was that it was a little heavier, (of course) and that it didn’t ride as well when worn in my belly band holster that I use when wearing bib overalls. Neither of those things was an issue. It was just different. I only even noticed a couple of times. What DID bother me was all in my head!! The backup doesn’t have the ambi safety!! I’m left handed and my practice for many years has been with the ambi safety. I DO practice “weak hand” regularly, but that absence of my “USUAL” equipment kept peeking out from my subconscious!!! So today, I ordered a new thumb safety for the backup gun and we’ll install it in a week or two, when I get back down to the gunsmith’s. My question is, do you try to keep your regular carry piece and the gun you use when your regular gun isn’t available as alike as possible? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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