Ok… I admit that I went thru the trouble of signing up for this forum pretty much just to ask Tim this question. Facebook would have been a better venue, but I left on facebook 19 months ago after my employer required all the employees to provide usernames and passwords (still miss it).
I have watched dozens of MAC videos. I enjoy them for the candid, passionate, yet drama-free delivery, and excellent production value and quality. In several of the videos, Tim states something close to “I hate a [frame] safety on a striker pistol.” I keep watching more videos hoping that he will explain in one of them why he dislikes the slide safety.
Incongruently, in the CCP video, Tim specifically endorses the slide safety built into the CCP. I was confused.
I spent 25 years in, and retired from a profession where long guns and handguns were a daily part of the job. Use of these guns with intent to kill was a near-daily occurrence at times. Despite this, I don’t consider myself a “pro” in the sense that the “pro” version of a couple popular 9mm single-stacks doesn’t have the slide safety. Every assigned weapon we ever employed had a safety selector switch - Safe/fire/select fire. Not passive or integral or hidden. Granted, we didn’t use any striker fired guns.
This is relevant to me because I have narrowed my selection of a compact single stack 9mm down to the XDs and the CCP. In the XDs video, Tim liked that it didn’t have a slide safety. In the CCP video, Tim liked that it had a slide safety. Lack of a slide safety is about the only thing that’s keeping me from “pulling the trigger” on the XDs.
Thanks everyone for joining the conversation.
glances around for Tim