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S&W 5906 safety

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    S&W 5906 safety

    Hi All,Is it safe to carry my S&W 5906 with the safety/decocker in the off position? It has a long DA pull for the first shot and would seem to be as safe as my Kahr which is DA only with no safety at all...
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    At work we were issued the 4506. SOP was a round carried in the chamber with it decocked, safety off. It's perfectly safe. It's really no different than a Glock, M&P, XD, or a Sig.

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    I always carry my 908 with a round chambered and the saftey off. I'm fairly sure this is the way it was designed to be carried.
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    Got a 6906 carry with round chambered ready to fire,it's as safe as a revolver
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    I carry my 457 with the safety off
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    The third gen S&W have an inertia driven firing pin. With the hammer down the firing pin isn't long enough to reach the primer.

    The primary function of the lever on the slide is a decocker. Second it disconnects the trigger from the hammer. Also the firing pin block will prevent firing even if you pull the hammer back and let go. Its very safe

    Just do not carry it with the hammer cocked it is not designed that way

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    Thanks for the info guys.This is the first 3rd gen S&W for me.It's a great shooting gun and well made,,,Its on the heavy side but has very little recoil and is quite accurate.I may get a Bianchi Black widow or Shadow II and see how it carries.Thanks again.

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