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brandinm380 09-24-2012 06:08 PM

broken safety help
 
I carry a lorcin 380 every day. (Laugh all you want, it works 100 percent) my safety broke last night. So here's my question, should i keep carrying it without a safety until i can get a new one?

gollygee 09-24-2012 06:18 PM

I'm not familiar with that pistol. Single action or double action? If SA only, hammer down may be okay except in the case of your thumb slipping when letting it down or thumbing it back. If a spur type hammer, it helps.

If double action, what kind of trigger pull? DA revolvers don't have safeties, but the usually long trigger pull is a safety. I carry my Bersas which are SA/DA decocked & safety off.




P.S. Just from what I've read about them, might be time to trade.

JD1969 09-24-2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by brandinm380 (Post 952941)
I carry a lorcin 380 every day. (Laugh all you want, it works 100 percent) my safety broke last night. So here's my question, should i keep carrying it without a safety until i can get a new one?

Yup, worked 100%, right up until a critical part failed.

brandinm380 09-24-2012 09:09 PM

Still functions 100 percent. And its a SA only striker fired weapon. Carrying it now but on an empty chamber... just a little paranoid i guess

brandinm380 09-24-2012 09:10 PM

And there is no hammer.

marc29th 09-24-2012 11:37 PM

Get it fixed before you shoot yourself or worse yet someone else. I personal wouldn't carry it with a broken safety even with no round in the chamber.

phildenton 09-25-2012 12:01 AM

It is not a good idea to carry it. Also, since one critical part has failed, other parts are soon to follow. I understand bein on a tight budget, if thats an issue. A safe, wuality used gun can be had at a reasonable cost.

JD1969 09-25-2012 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by brandinm380 (Post 953104)
Still functions 100 percent. And its a SA only striker fired weapon. Carrying it now but on an empty chamber... just a little paranoid i guess

If the safety is not working the firearm is not 100%. Carrying on an empty chamber is generally not the recommended method, but hey it's your ass on the line not mine. You really should either get it fixed or replace asap.

brandinm380 09-25-2012 12:26 AM

Thanks for the advice. Got a new part ordered. Replacing it with a glock very soon, just been a little strapped for cash here recently. The lorcin was my first firearm i ever bought myself. Been carrying it for over a year and this is the first problem if any kind out of it.

BeyondTheBox 09-28-2012 05:36 AM

Brand aside, striker fires should always have a manual safety. The short trigger and single action style without being able to uncock make it too easy to have an accidental discharge.


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