SA/DA question poll

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  • Hammer down with safety engaged

    12 11.11%
  • Hammer down with safety disengaged

    89 82.41%
  • Cocked with safey disengaged

    7 6.48%
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    SA/DA question poll

    A poll for those who carry a SA/DA gun w/decoker
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    Are you talking about a safety/decocker lever, like on a Beretta or a Bersa?

    Some Da/Sa's only have a de-cocker that does not act as a safety (think sig). For my Sigs I de-cock the hammer, and carry it as is.
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    I have a decocker both on my HK USP Compact and my Walther P99 pistols. I carry both pistols with a round in the chamber but "decocked" into Double Action mode. Therefore, my safety is the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Are you talking about a safety/decocker lever, like on a Beretta or a Bersa?

    Some Da/Sa's only have a de-cocker that does not act as a safety (think sig). For my Sigs I de-cock the hammer, and carry it as is.
    Samething here, hammer down on loaded chamber for my Sig as well.
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    On my 4566, the decocker automatically returns to the"fire" position. It does not operate as a "safety." On my CZ-82, the safety won't engage unless the hammer is cocked, so off in DA mode. The Glock is, as always, ready to rock.
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    The decocker on my Berettas, also serves as a safety , but I rarely use it as such.
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    My CZ P-01 and P-06 are both de-cocker models and do not have a manual safety. Both are designed to be carried hammer down. First round fired in double action mode, subsequent shots fired in SA mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Some Da/Sa's only have a de-cocker that does not act as a safety (think sig). For my Sigs I de-cock the hammer, and carry it as is.
    Exactly this. Carry as designed.
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    My 24/7 has both a safety and a decocker. I carry it in SA mode with just the safety on.

    I have thought about carrying it decocked with the safety off, basically DA, but everything else I carry besides revolvers are SA with safety on, so I stick with at common form of carry.

    Oh, and the last option, cocked with the safety disengaged is probably not the best way to carry.

    There should be an option for cocked with safety engaged, that is what I would vote if it was available.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    P64 has a decocking safety... blocks the hammer when engaged, decocks if cocked. At~20-24# pull DA, that's plenty of safety from a ND for me. It's almost as easy to cock the hammer.

    CZ82 as mentioned above... safety only works on a cocked hammer... I carry it uncocked and safety off.
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    When I carried a S&W 5906 on duty and 6906 off duty it was hammer down, safety disengaged, double action first shot.
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    a decocker is not a safety, double action should be carried hammer down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johncavh View Post
    a decocker is not a safety, double action should be carried hammer down.
    Some pistols, like the Beretta 92, have one that is designed to function as both a decocker and external safety. But even as such, I would not use it as a safety.
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    When I did carry my p89 it was "Hammer down with safety disengaged" and progressed to "one inthe pipe". At first it was "Hammer down with safety engaged with one in the pipe."

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Are you talking about a safety/decocker lever, like on a Beretta or a Bersa?

    Some Da/Sa's only have a de-cocker that does not act as a safety (think sig). For my Sigs I de-cock the hammer, and carry it as is.
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