I posted this thread on another forum some time ago, but am interested in the response from members of this forum.
My main carry gun is a Walther P99c, which cocks the striker when I rack the slide to chamber a round. The trigger, at that point, is essentially S/A, or what Walther terms A/S. By using the decocker button, I can decock the striker and the trigger then is D/A, which is how I carry because IMO it is the much safer way to carry, bearing in mind that there is no manuel safety.
Each time I decock the striker, I have an uneasy feeling about the round in the chamber possibly being discharged, although I know that there is an internal safety designed to prevent that from happening.
So, my question is whether anyone with a similar gun(where you need to decock to get the trigger from S/A to D/A) has ever had that happen(a round being discharged upon decocking), or has heard about that happening?
Now, I understand that we are dealing with a mechanical device so that there is always the possibility of a mechanical failure, but I am only interested in responses from those to whom this has actually happened, or, as I said, has heard about it happening from what they believe to be a credible source.