S&W Equalizer

People do complain about them on 1911’s, and some people (controversially) pin them down on their 1911’s.

Proper hand placement and strength is great, but in a life or death fight might not always be possible and it’s just one other thing that can break/go wrong.

From my perspective I have a Shield Plus OR and I see 0 reason to even look at anything else (nor do I yet see a reason to recommend different to anyone else)

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If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

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Limp wristing could leave you in a jamb too. If it’s that much of a concern I’d suggest a double action revolver.

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EVERYONE has the right to choose whatever they want. If one type or configuration is not suitable, there are other choices to consider. As it pertains, if enough concern is raised to the manufacturer and the cost/benefit analysis agrees with a rising legitimate concern then they may perhaps opt to initiate a change to their product, the change being advantageous to all concerned, but not necessarily at the whims of a few. Nonetheless, the ability to choose is not hindered. It’s a known fact that the Semi-Automatic Pistols while having many Pros, also shares many Cons, and among them are those which makes the gun more susceptible to malfunction. i.e., more moving parts, e.g., the grip safety being a moving part. “So, malfunctions are more common when compared to selecting a revolver. The “operator” “must learn” how to clear these malfunctions. Field stripping for cleansing and maintenance is more complex and involves multiple parts that must be removed. Based on size or hand strength, some people may find it difficult to rack a semi-automatics slide which will be required for initial loading and when clearing malfunctions (CCHDF page 83).”

“The good news is that many of the most popular manufacturers offer a whole range of handguns that are virtually identical in look, shape, and function, but that come in different sizes.” “As mentioned, when “choosing” a personal carry firearm, there are going to be trade-offs (CCHDF, page 82).”

Not one time did I pontificate on what someone should do accept to exercise their right to “choose.” It’s not about anyone’s feelings or what is thought about particulars, because thoughts and feelings are unreliable, and are a wrong metric to use in decision making. Why? Because they come and go as the wind blows. They are unreliable at best if not backed by evidence, as it pertains.

I ascribe to the USCCAs training methodology and it’s what I teach, by and large. Though there are other schools of thought and methodologies, and many others I have also experienced; I have “chosen” the USCCA curriculum. My signature and certification number are affixed to every Certificate that I issue proving that having adopted the aforementioned, I stand by what I teach. And should I ever have to give an account for someone else’s independent actions, I’ll be able to prove the misalignment.

Upon this board, I have exhibited nothing short of respect for everyone’s experience and opinions because my core belief is that we can all learn from each other, even if it’s what not to do. In either case, I come from a place of respect for your person and for your contribution. So, let me be the first to say, that if somewhere along the way someone feels disrespected, due to some inquiry made by me, that I may understand the point(s) or opinion(s) that you’ve shared more clearly; I am indubitably repentant and most timorously seek your pardon. That is not my intent, ever.

Now, as for me running with big dogs, I don’t run with them; I lead them. I am the big dog that sits on my own porch, and in the streets that I roam. Here endeth the lesson.

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Amen!

I really need to go hold one of these and see for myself what people are complaining about.

I would think S&W got feedback before putting it into production. One would hope they got opinions from little old ladies with their ez series but what do I know.

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Some websites make you click a button to say you are at least 21 years old before proceeding.

I’m running with the assumption that everyone reading here is an adult.

And I would use the running with the big dogs expression in front of elementary school children. It’s nothing obscene or vulgar about it. As each day progresses I seem to encounter more and more people with lotion hands.

Enjoy your freedom while we still have some left.

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I only carry guns that I “limp wrist” at the range as much as I dare (as far as I can go without risking literally dropping the gun or shooting someone next to me) and they still work. I shoot my carry guns weak hand only with weak range ammo and they work even held weak, or they aren’t my carry guns.

I do firmly believe that if you can “limp wrist” a gun it shouldn’t be carried.

And I won’t carry a gun with a grip safety either.

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“Every advantage has a disadvantage.”
Barry54

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$359

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With free shipping too! :thinking:
Add FFL fees (last transfer I made cost $80) and it’s possibly still cheaper than LGS price. Thanks.

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I try to enable when I can​:grinning::wink:

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On my wife’s Shield EZ we used to have, the grip safety was temperamental.
Even with a good sure grip, it would sometimes cause the gun not to fire.
Can’t have that in an emergency situation. I don’t know if it needed some form of adjustment or what.
We did get rid of it. I have no problem with the concept of a grip safety, but it should not be too sensitive. No matter if my grip happened to be a little loose, it should still allow the weapon to be fired.
Just IMHO.

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Happy birthday!

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Thank you

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Happy Birthday brother @Karacal .

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Happy Birthday @Karacal , hope you have a great day.

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Happy birthday @Karacal

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Thank you😎

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Thank you, I will take photos🤣

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It’s an intriguing pistol for me. I called my local range & they do have one for rent. I’m going on Monday to shoot a few of my pistols so I will put some rounds thru the “equalizer” & check back. I can’t help but thinking that if Dodge made a pistol that they would name it the “EQUALIZER”. LOL

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