how do you carry DA/SA

how do you carry DA/SA

This is a discussion on how do you carry DA/SA within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm just curious to see how those of you out there carry your DA/SA. I keep mine in single action, despite not having a safety ...

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    how do you carry DA/SA

    I'm just curious to see how those of you out there carry your DA/SA. I keep mine in single action, despite not having a safety on the gun.


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    That sounds like a ND waiting to happen carrying in that condition with no safety.
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    If that is indeed how you carry... you sir are a idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    That sounds like a ND waiting to happen carrying in that condition with no safety.

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    partly why I posted the poll, wanted to see what the issues would be.

    at the risk of sounding stupid twice, i'm not very good with the acronyms, what is "ND"? I'm assuming D is discharge

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    nd = negligent discharge

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    I've heard of a few people who do this... but it's not very common. My guess is the poll will be about 95% that say "decocked" when it's all said and done. (and a few more less than tasteful remarks also :) )

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    and how is it dumb to carry in single action when you have guns that are only single action?

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    a trigger safety on a glock or m&p won't prevent it, seen it happen. so what's the difference?

    http://www.usacarry.com/mans-leather...tal-discharge/

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    The "safety" on a DA/SA is the long, heavy double action pull. If one does not want to have that long, heavy trigger pull, buy a single action with a thumb safety.
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    that doesn't answer my question, you avoided single action only guns, I am curious to know the difference. A trigger safety is useless and does not prevent discharges as much as you think.

    i guess glock and smith aren't single action, but at roughly the same pull weight, but slightly less travel, I just don't see who not having a safety on mine is any more dangerous than those guns.

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    loaded plus one in DA mode. no safety installed.

    SA is for your follow up shots, plinking at the range, or as an option if circumstances permit after you've already drawn.

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    I responded cocked in single action because one of the guns I carry has a safety and is designed for either cocked and locked or decocked. I wouldn't carry one cocked without a safety.
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    Depends on the gun. If it is equipped with a safety, then cocked and locked. If a de-cocker model, I carry it de-cocked. I WILL NOT carry single mode with no safety. IMO that's a ND waiting to happen.
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    Your single actions (1911s) have a very positive manual safety. SA/DAs usually have a decocking mechanism. Their safety is the long, heavy DA trigger pull, as stated above. DAOs have other safety measures built into the triggers, grips, whatever.

    Don't carry a DA/SA cocked. I really don't care how good you are with handguns. It's a wreck in the making. Shooting yourself would probably suck.

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