Guns With Grip Safety’s
I have several pistols but I really prefer a pistol to have safety’s. A really nice safety is a safety button on the grip. Some people call these palm safety’s or Grip Safety’s but I like to think of it as a thumb safety.
Palm Safety or Thumb Safety
The safety on the grip has been referred to as a palm safety. If you are holding the grip of the gun with your palm then you are depressing the safety and it is ready to fire so it is really not a palm safety. But if you put your thumb on the hammer or striker plate then your palm is not touching the safety button on the grip and it is safe and will not fire. I make it a practice to always put my thumb on the striker plate or hammer of the gun and utilize this safety feature.