Handgun Magazine Disconnect Safety - Yes or No

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    Handgun Magazine Disconnect Safety - Yes or No

    If you had the option, would you prefer your handgun to have a magazine disconnect safety or not?

    A magazine disconnect is an internal mechanism that disconnects the trigger of a firearm when its magazine is removed, therefore the gun cannot fire without the magazine.
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    More mechanical parts = more chance of failure.

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    I always check the chamber on a weapon before I pull the trigger, I see no need for one.

    If you are hookin and jabbin with a BG any your mag gets knocked out in the fray as you try to employ your weapon, without the safety you still have one shot, with the safety you have a club. This also applies to if your mag accidentally gets released while carrying, one shot is better than none.
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    Just one more thing to go wrong in a tight spot!!! I don't like it!

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    Completely pointless, besides, you might get in the one-in-a-million situations where you need to use the gun without the magazine.

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    Absolutely. I would not have answered yes a while back, but after getting an M&P with it, I found it so convenient I wish all my guns had 'em! Heck, I even re-installed my mag safety in my BHP.
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    But, where can one find info on disconnecting it?
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    If you are worried about bullet "setback," then the mag disconnect is the perfect addition to any semi auto.

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    I like the idea of being able to get off that one round if need be.

    One of the arguments that I have heard about mag release safeties, and that of the BHP in particular, is that the mags don't drop free and have to be pulled or shaken out of the gun.
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    No i would not have one on a carry gun

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    BTW, I own a M&P Compact without the safety. Personally don't like the feature.

    I also see magazine disconnects being introduced as a way to appease anti-gun politicians, in hopes to prevent them from forcing such features onto guns by law.
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    Just one more thing for Murphy to mess with.
    The only weapon I "had" with one was a Ruger MkIII. Its not a carry weapon so even in non stressful situations it would "malfunction" resulting in no Bang. I quickly removed the "feature" and have had no problems with it since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyePFC View Post
    If you are hookin and jabbin with a BG any your mag gets knocked out in the fray as you try to employ your weapon, without the safety you still have one shot, with the safety you have a club. This also applies to if your mag accidentally gets released while carrying, one shot is better than none.
    If you are hookin and jabbin with a BG and he starts to gain an advantage, you can drop the mag and leave him with a club he thinks is a gun....advantage you.

    I always liked mag discos....I think of them as a tactical advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by distortion9 View Post
    If you are hookin and jabbin with a BG and he starts to gain an advantage, you can drop the mag and leave him with a club he thinks is a gun....advantage you.

    I always liked mag discos....I think of them as a tactical advantage.
    I don't think of them as a tactical advantage, though in some cases they can be. The thing is, I have yet to hear of a single incident where a mag disconnect caused a SD situation to go badly, and I have read of a number of situations where they actually saved some lives.

    Massod Ayoob told of some cases where some officers' lives were likely saved because of the mag disconnect.
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