Would you carry a gun in way that goes against mfg recommendation?
My new Berreta 21A bobcat has a warning of sorts in the owners manual that states it should not be carried with a round in the chamber.. Many owners report that they do not carry that way.. From the dozens of articles I have read, that although not likely, these guns can and have been know to discharge if dropped exactly the "right" way with one in the pipe.. Just great:mad:.. Safety is really really stiff anyway, at least for now,and in a bunch of run run throughs I was faster keeping the hammer cocked and racking the slide, chambering a round , than disengaging the safety anyway.. At times I had to use two hands and all my strength to operate the safety.. I have worked it and lubed it, and it has gotten better, but is still really stiff.. anyway, I suppose its a good thing that this is more of a "fun gun" than an EDC, but I would like to carry it locally here and there when say i won't even be getting out of my car, or just running for gas or something. I have a P 32 and a P938 so as far as small carry guns. I am ok...
Would you go against what the builder recommends and carry this cocked and locked, when Beretta says not to?.. they know the gun better than I do, and I am sure this is 100% CYA on their part, but now I am a little "gun shy"about how to carry this new gun..
One guy on another forum said the way this gun is SUPPOSED to be carried, is with a full mag, hammer down, and a loose round, and then simply open the tip up barrel, insert round, fire first round in DA, and then the rest is SA ... Thats not going to happen as I can rack the slide a lot faster than I can by tipping the barrel open.. I dunno, I really wanted a tiny .22, but am now just a bit sorry I bought this, if it can discharge when dropped, unlikely or not... bob