Originally Posted by SGT-MILLER
You are describing the common "half-cock" feature that most striker fired semi-automatics have when a round is chambered.
I am not sure if the Taurus lineup has this feature, but other brands such as the Springfield XD, Glock, and Smith and Wesson M&P have this feature (just to name a few). The purpose is to allow reasonable safe carry in condition 1 while utilizing a slightly lighter trigger pull (some striker fired weapons are known for having horrible trigger pulls).
Are you sure about the XD having the half cock feature?
I thought half cocked was only used with the weapons with exposed hammers (off the top of my head I can only think of the M-9) where when you're first pulling the trigger and stop mid pull the hammer doesn't return all the way forward.
Then again, I could be thinking of the wrong feature.
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