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Old 02-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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PPX Internal Saftey?

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had info on the saftey workings of the PPX.
I am assuming it has the Firing Pin Block, because of its likeness to the PPQ and other Striker-fired models, but I just wanted to know for sure.
Also, does the take-down release have a "Snap in place" feeling when in the locked position? I've read a lot of complaints about similar take down features being problematic, such as the release falling out of the locked postion while being fired.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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Based on handling the gun here's what I see: The trigger must be to the rear in order to position the lightweight hammer back against its stop so it has enough inertia to fire when driven forward by the hammer spring. It has a firing pin lock that releases when the trigger is to the rear. The slide has to be closed to position the trigger bar to trip the sear and raise the lever to unlock the firing pin.
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Since the system uses a precocked hammer spring with a short and light first stage I'd prefer a manual safety too.
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It's that little round guy sticking up out of the rear of the underside of the slide, I believe.
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It's that little round guy sticking up out of the rear of the underside of the slide, I believe.
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Yep...that what blocks the firing pin. If you slowly squeeze the trigger you'll feel a lever lift the firing pin safety just before the hammer reaches it's rearward stop.
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Continue to squeeze and you'll feel the trigger bar contact the sear. You are now in single action. Continue to squeeze and the sear will release the spring which drives the hammer forward and fires the gun.
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It's easier to understand if you see it...
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Oh...sorry. Yes, the take down lever snaps in place and stays there.
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Thanks for the info, can't wait to get my hands on one.
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