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Old March 17th, 2017, 09:22 AM   #1
 
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P90 safety question

Well, actually two, but main one first. I was just now doing a little dry fire practice and found that my P90 was dropping the hammer when I returned the slide to battery. Tried both mags, same result. Then I realized the safety was down. Flipped it off, no problem. Is it supposed to do that? I ask because my P89 and P91 are both decockers.

Second question is something I just noticed. The mag release on the right side is completely flush with the frame. It moves out when the left is depressed, dropping the mag, but goes back in. I'm wondering if it may have somehow been altered? The button on that side does tend to hit my knuckle some.


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Well, actually two, but main one first. I was just now doing a little dry fire practice and found that my P90 was dropping the hammer when I returned the slide to battery. Tried both mags, same result. Then I realized the safety was down. Flipped it off, no problem. Is it supposed to do that? I ask because my P89 and P91 are both decockers.

Second question is something I just noticed. The mag release on the right side is completely flush with the frame. It moves out when the left is depressed, dropping the mag, but goes back in. I'm wondering if it may have somehow been altered? The button on that side does tend to hit my knuckle some.


Thanks in advance, P-gurus!
My P90 is a decocker so if the safety is on the hammer is down or will go down if you rack the slide. Yes, the mag release is flush on the right side. My P90 was purchased new and has not been altered.
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Thanks!

I figured as much since it makes sense. Was just looking at a P90 picture and it appears the right button is flush on that one, too. Odd, being that it is supposed to be ambidextrous. I will be stopping by my LGS today and, if they still have a P90, I will see if it is the same. (Hopefully, that one will be sold. I really don't need twins.)
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I did manage to handle the KP90 at my LGS. Was the same as mine. Guess I need to get more up close and personal. And I'm considering adding that second P90 to my unintended collection, although I would rather a DC. Its just the clerk said it would be a shame if someone bought it only because it was cheaply priced. Hate to think of it being trashed. Actually, it was a teensy bit better than mine. Oh, well, its only money.

OK, so why doesn't the right hand mag release stick out on these?
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The P90's were advertised to have an "ambidextrous" safety but not an ambi mag release.
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When I chamber a round on a double action auto unless target shooting I always have the safety on so the hammer will follow it down. I always carried a double action auto this way but after a round was chambered I took the safety off.
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The P90's were advertised to have an "ambidextrous" safety but not an ambi mag release.
Ditto
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The P90's were advertised to have an "ambidextrous" safety but not an ambi mag release.
That's interesting, since all of the P89s I have do have ambi mag releases, but the solitary P90 doesn't.
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The P90's have a reversible mag release. It is not easy to do it. You have to remove grip panels, remove mag release spring, then flip it around and insert it into hole on left side of mag release. You need a small needle nose pliers and loads of patience. Also, placing the gun in a vise helps free up both hands as you will need them.
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