Holster advice please? DAO/DAK w/ 1 in the chamber?

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    Holster advice please? DAO/DAK w/ 1 in the chamber?

    Well, since it looks like I have thru Friday and then I can FINALLY take my gun home (yay!) I wanted to get some opinions from y'all while I wait for the CC part to come through.

    I have a Sig Sauer P239 (9mm) in a "DAK," which I'm guessing is basically their version of DAO. There is NO safety on it, and I would like to carry one in the chamber when I do carry, because I don't know that in a SHTF situation, I'll remember to rack the slide first.

    So, I am having my saddle-fitters do a custom IWB holster for me, but before I have them draw up the specs, can anyone please advise me if there's anything particular I should ask them to do to help me avoid ND/AD? I doubt it will just "done go off" but since there's no safety, I'd just like to make sure I do everything to keep myself and everyone around me as safe as possible.

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    With a Sig a ND is very unlikely, it has almost the same safeties as a Glock. One thing that you have to worry about is keep the trigger from being pulled.Even with a DAO or DAK. Which if I remember right DAK is a version of DA/SA, not a DAO.
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    Just make sure the trigger guard is completely covered. That gun will not "just go off".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    So, I am having my saddle-fitters do a custom IWB holster for me, but before I have them draw up the specs, can anyone please advise me if there's anything particular I should ask them to do to help me avoid ND/AD?
    Chamber carry mode really has nothing to do with holster design.

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    One in the pipe is the only way to carry,.. With a good holster design that covers the trigger, you will not have any problem,,. Keep your finger off/out of the trigger area when handling,. A good holster is worth twice what you paid,.. That is my 2cents,.

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    As others have said Bunny, as long as your trigger guard is covered so nothing can snag the trigger your gun is not going to go off.

    One thing you might want to consider. Have the reinforce the top of the holster. This will keep it open when your weapon is drawn and aid in reholstering it. Without the reinforcement they tend to collapse when the gun is drawn and often will take 2 hands to reholster your gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    With a Sig a ND is very unlikely, it has almost the same safeties as a Glock. One thing that you have to worry about is keep the trigger from being pulled.Even with a DAO or DAK. Which if I remember right DAK is a version of DA/SA, not a DAO.
    No, DAK is more similar to DAO.
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    It's cool that you're having one custom made by your saddle-fitters. Make sure you post pics when you finally get it.
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    Thanks, everyone! I go in next week for them to fit me and my gun, Woohoo!!!
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    DAK stands for "Double Action Kellerman."

    Good article here:

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    Like others have said,
    Just make sure the trigger is covered and will stay put in
    your custom holster and you'll be fine.
    PS. I enjoyed shooting your gun,SIGs are truly professional quality.
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    It isn't true that there's NO safety - the safety is all internal, and is designed to prevent discharge due to contact with the firing pin under any and all circumstances unless the trigger is pulled.

    I don't see much point in carrying a gun around that won't go bang as soon as you pull the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    Like others have said,
    Just make sure the trigger is covered and will stay put in
    your custom holster and you'll be fine.
    PS. I enjoyed shooting your gun,SIGs are truly professional quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    It isn't true that there's NO safety - the safety is all internal, and is designed to prevent discharge due to contact with the firing pin under any and all circumstances unless the trigger is pulled.

    I don't see much point in carrying a gun around that won't go bang as soon as you pull the trigger.
    True. I should have said there's no manual safety button/lever or decocker, so it WILL go bang as soon as you pull the trigger, barring any mechanical problems. I don't much see the point otherwise, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    True. I should have said there's no manual safety button/lever or decocker, so it WILL go bang as soon as you pull the trigger, barring any mechanical problems. I don't much see the point otherwise, either.
    Only after an intentional pressing of the trigger... your SIG is very safe to carry chambered, that's how it was designed to be carried.

    Please post a picture or two of your new holster when you get it Bunny. We love pictures!
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    I spoke with them today, I think I go in Weds *Sheriff says my Purchase Permit will be here Tuesday if not Friday!* and they are going to keep then gun overnight to fit it, plus make me a matching mag-holster. (And do some custom Bunny tooling/stamping) Looks like a 4-6 week turnaround. I love these people -- you should see the perfection in restoring my old Cowboy saddle! It's amazing!
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