Safety on or off

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    Safety on or off

    I just got my concealed carry permitt about a week ago and was wondering... I have a ruger p90 DA/SA and i have been carrying it with one in the pipe and the safety on. Should i have the safety off?

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    If you keep it on, train to disengage it. Trust me on this.

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    I have a DA/SA P95 and on the rare occasion I do carry it I carry it de-cocked with safety off. Either way you choose to carry it, if you carry a gun with a safety you should ALWAYS train to disengage the safety when you draw just in case it accidentally gets engaged. I have a few guns with safeties, and the ONLY thing I don't like about my P95 is the safety disengages opposite of all of my other weapons. It disengages up rather than down. I mainly use it for range use now and rarely carry it anymore. I now carry guns with no safety, just a personal preference.
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    IANAL, but if you carry a weapon with an external safety and you don't engage it, some enterprising DA just might make an issue out of that. This does not mean that the DA's case is reasonable, but if he makes it, a jury hears it. Personally, I always carry with the safety on and train to turn it off.
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    I carry a P95 everyday. One in the pipe and safety is on. I've trained myself in switching the safety off with my thumb as I grab the grip of the pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzadik View Post
    If you keep it on, train to disengage it. Trust me on this.
    Ditto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YANG View Post
    I carry a P95 everyday. One in the pipe and safety is on. I've trained myself in switching the safety off with my thumb as I grab the grip of the pistol.
    My P95 is not often my carry gun, but it is the older P95DC; de-cocker with no safety, except a very heavy DA trigger pull.
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    Carry it as designed, train to sweep the safety off as you draw; K.I.S.S.
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    I agree with the others...carry it with safety on and TRAIN to turn safety off on the draw.
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    i carry a p95, "decocked" and with the safety off, the heavy DA first pull is more than enough to not have a "whoopsedaisey". do it how YOU want to, and do it the same ALL the time

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    When I was carrying my HK I would carry it with one in the chamber, decocked, with the safety off. When we had SW 4506s we carried them with one in the chamber, decocked, and the safety off. I would carry it with the safety off. I find slide mounted safeties a pain to manipulate. Plus it's one less thing you have to worry about when under stress. The heavier trigger pull in double action along with a good holster covering the trigger and you should be ok.
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    The safety on my S&W 640 is always off (finger) until I'm ready to fire.
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    My safety is always on. When I pull on it the gun fires.
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    This debate has been going on for a while. Tzadik and Majorlk are right in their statements of training. Most CCW don't train nearly enough to be consistent, and few ever train with Force on Force to know how they will act under pressure. I suggest that you get a replica airsoft and do FOF training. It gives a whole different perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    The safety on my S&W 640 is always off (finger) until I'm ready to fire.
    Same with my 457.....
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