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View Poll Results: Do you like a Decocker/safety, decocker, safety or nothing?

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    Except on pre 2010 S&W Walther PPK/s


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzadik View Post
    Except on pre 2010 S&W Walther PPK/s
    I had one of those. This one, should never ever have sold it.



    Previous owner had sent it to Novak and had Novak sights fitted to it.



    Worked just fine. De-cock it, return the lever to the fire position, gun shoots just fine double action first shot, single action after that. Same with my early '60's Walther PPK/S made in Germany.



    When I got this one, it had never been fired. I not fired it, I carried it for a year. It isn't going anyplace as long as I can pick it up.

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    They had a recall on them because the gun could go off accidently when the decocker was used.

    Beautiful pistols you have there BTW.

    Mine is Stainless also (stock sights though)

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    Please never try to lower the hammer on a live round in a 1911. Clear the chamber and snap it down if you must. They're meant to be carried hot, cocked, and locked. On a DA/SA with the hammer down and safety off, the hammer rests right on the firing pin.

    All guns have a decocker when you carry them stuffed into the front of your waist band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzadik View Post
    They had a recall on them because the gun could go off accidently when the decocker was used.

    Beautiful pistols you have there BTW.

    Mine is Stainless also (stock sights though)
    Thanks.

    Ah, that's what you met. You are absolutely right, they did have the recall. My SS gun was in the serial number range and went in for the recall, Novak sights and all. Walther did their thing and sent it back. Fortunately mine never exhibited the symptom of the defect which would have been an unplanned discharge.

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    I have PPK/S SS that I purchased new in 1984 and a PP that I got used a month later. Both beautiful guns.
    Was the recall from the Smith & Wesson made guns?

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    I don't understand why anyone would decock a 1911. It would make much more sense to just not chamber a round. About the same time to get gun into action
    and no chance for ND while trying to decock. The only thing to be gained is +1 carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanjones View Post
    I have PPK/S SS that I purchased new in 1984 and a PP that I got used a month later. Both beautiful guns.
    Was the recall from the Smith & Wesson made guns?
    Yes, only the Smith & Wesson built guns had the problem.

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    Personally, I really like the decocker/safety combo. That's just me though....
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    It's mostly preference. But, whatever you choose, make sure you practice, practice, practice.. especially if you have an external safety! And always keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.

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    I like Berettas, however .... I hate their safety. I wish I could get the European version that doesn't have them. I don't mind the "decock " function, but I don't leave the safety engaged while holstered.
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    Glock for me.

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    My S&W 915 is DA/SA and has a manual safety/decocker. I like to chamber a round and holster the pistol with safety engaged.

    I used to disengage the safety when pistol was in the holster. But sometimes inspected it later and discovered safety still on. A sobering thought that in a SD encounter my trigger press might result in..... NOTHING! I retrained to sweep the safety off during the draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    1911's are designed to be carried cocked and locked,there is no good reason to drop a hammer on a loaded round,ND just waiting to happen
    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Please never try to lower the hammer on a live round in a 1911. Clear the chamber and snap it down if you must. They're meant to be carried hot, cocked, and locked.
    +1 ^^^^^ to these.

    And this ought to be enough reason for anyone to use a proper holster for appendix carry!===>
    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    All guns have a decocker when you carry them stuffed into the front of your waist band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    Go with a decocker, no safety...or internal safeties...anything else makes something simple, complicated. SIG, Glock, Kahr, S&WM&P...all good.
    IMHO having that feature is HUGE plus.
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