question while carrying a pistol??

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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    A DA/SA with de-cocker should not be carried with the hammer cocked, since there is no manual safety on it.
    Archer;
    you perked my interest; can you elaborate the reasoning for this statement?

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    That's too general of a question. Maybe doing a search on "carrying chambered" or the like and reading those threads will help you. I don't know of any law that enforces how a weapon is carried but I do know of laws that will find you if and when something goes wrong.
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    I'm not Archer, but essentially it is the same as carrying a revolver cocked.
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    Ok.. im learning so please be patient with me...

    But if de-cocked doesn't it act like a DA pull at that point and require more force to trigger?

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    True, that's why they are called DA/SA. The first shot is double action, unless the hammer is manually cocked, and the following shots are single action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeTX View Post
    Archer;
    you perked my interest; can you elaborate the reasoning for this statement?
    As stated, there is no manual safety. If the hammer is cocked, a slight amount of pressure on the trigger will cause it to release. It would be the same as carrying a SA pistol cocked with the safety off. Not a smart thing to do.
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    How is carrying a SA only or a DA/SA that is cocked with the saftey off any different than carrying any of the number of striker fired pistols that do not have a saftey? Glocks and Walthers do not seem to be just going off randomly even though there is no saftey.

    Don't touch the trigger and the firearm won't go off. Safteys only complicate an already stressful and dangerous situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinoons View Post
    How is carrying a SA only or a DA/SA that is cocked with the saftey off any different than carrying any of the number of striker fired pistols that do not have a saftey? Glocks and Walthers do not seem to be just going off randomly even though there is no saftey.
    That's because those striker-fired guns don't have the firing pin fully cocked, relying instead on the trigger stroke to both completely cock the FP and to release it. Recall that Glock refers to theirs as the "safe action trigger."
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    And they do have safeties, they are just internal
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    You are free to carry in whatever manner you like. I prefer to carry double action weapons with the hammer down and safety off.
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    True those striker fired pistols are only partally cocked, but how does that affect carry and accidental (negligent) discharge by unintended manipulation of the trigger?

    A glock cannot go off unless you pull the trigger.
    A sig P6 SA/DA in SA cannot go off unless you pull the trigger.

    So why is one of the above firearms any inherently less safe than the other?

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    If ya don't want a round up the spout then carry a wheel gun.

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    the only reliable safety is you! keep your damned finger off the trigger until you are ready to let one fly
    if you stick to that basic rule every gun is safe

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