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I purchased my hellcat when the manual safety was not a feature if they offered a swap program I would change but it would be unfair to have to take a loss I don’t feel unsafe but definitely extra cautiousHello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Manual Safety or Not: Too Dangerous To Carry?” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/manual-safety-or-not/.
Thought provoking read. I carry the XDM Conceal carry 3.8, 9mm. I have preferred the 9mm over any other round. I spent many years on an Air Force Tactical Team, we shot everything and my team always came back to the 9mm, so much easier to keep on target - practice is the key. I shoot twice a week live fire. Every day when I arm myself I mentality visualize my reactions - practice and thinking - increasing the size of my roll-a-decks outcomes. I draw up my own targets on large post-it note sheets, I have my safety on the trigger and back handle (Backstrap), I always have one in the pipe to send. I never play around in my training - keep your finger off the trigger until the game is on, mental conditioning builds confidence. You will not have the time to rack a round in when its go time. Trust your training and equipment.Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Manual Safety or Not: Too Dangerous To Carry?” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/manual-safety-or-not/.
Great post! I too only use, and recommend to those who ask, firearms with manual safeties. A trigger "safety" doesn't know it isn't your finger pulling the trigger if or when something else applies pressure to it.The so-called safety triggers actually added a new term to our shooting lexicon: Glock Leg. The social media abound with such incidents. Strangely, many of those that were documented include a very large subset of those that refuse to talk about the circumstances arising from their injuries. I've read accounts of those that tried to blame a twig that entered the trigger guard during reholstering. Others blamed a fold of cloth during reholstering, or they blamed the holster itself. Of course reholstering during a stress event predisposes us to such accidents. That includes those that still have their finger on the trigger. They don't so much pull the trigger as they have the holster to blame for pushing their errant booger digger.
So I'll stick with my 1911 and other pistols that have manual safeties.
Why do you need an “off” while unloading?Great article!
Good food for thought.
Personally I choose the 1911 Series 70 since it is what I grew up with. Unfortunately I have never heard or read about the not-so-obvious risk that the Series 70 comes with… namely when loading or unloading, the thumb safety must be selected “off”. At that particular time the pistol is “live”. Of course good handling and training skills should include avoiding contact with the trigger and pointing the muzzle in a safe direction. It’s that “momentary lapse of focus” that bites. Cheers, Stan
What—the accidental discharge comment?
It is all about the training