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Old 01-15-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Do you prefer a safety on your gun or not

A friend of mine said something that made me think.
what he said was. he thinks the only reason people prefer a safety on there firearms was because the person who trained them preferred a safety.

Anyways I'm just curious do you prefer a safety on your firearms. why/why not?.

I personally do like to have a external safety because I like light trigger pulls off around 3 pounds and with very little length of pull

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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My preference is no. That's why my CCW is a revolver. That said, I like it on my 1911 pistols since I was trained to use it on my 1911s. If I had a DA pistol that had a safety, I'd probably never use it.

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I had zero training when I bought my first handgun. It went from a target pistol to a carry piece and it had no safety. For something that I would carry in an owb or iwb holster covering the trigger and being DAO I like not having a safety. One less step. My bodyguard goes n the front right pocket, chambered, safety on. A 1911 should be carried condition one and a 226 should b carried hammer down while I have no issue carrying my m&p chambered with no safety. IMHO it 110% depends on the gun, holster, and experience carrying

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Im a lefty with slugs and a righty with scatterguns. Safes have been created for the masses not the exceptions to the norm. I like a safety on my weapon but treat them all like they dont have one. Even my namesake, WF38 was designed with a safety but it was removed and tossed away by my dad in the 50's cause he was a lefty also, it was in the way of a natural grip! I do believe its most important to train newbies that the finger is the greatest possible cause of accidents, not the safety or trigger, keep your damn finger away from the trigger unless your ready to squeeze one off! .

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I was trained on the 1911 before a lot of our people were a glint in their daddy's eyes.

Now when I pick up any semi-auto, I look for a safety (even Glock has a form of safety).

I know I should not rely on a mechanical device for safety purposes (in firearms), I still have this peace of mind that there is something in additional to my brain.

DA Revolvers of today also have a form of safety with firing blocks that do not allow the hammer to hit the primer unintended.

And I still load SA revolvers to have the hammer rest on an empty chamber.

Do I like safeties? Not those where a key is needed to activate of defeat it. Others, yeah.

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I prefer a manual safety but I

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Sorry,, hit the wrong key,, I prefer a manual safety but own DAO pistols and feel comfortable with them,,, the most important safety is the person using the firearm.

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Safety first is literal and figurative. The person holding the gun is the ultimate and first safety. The weapon may be judged defective but the human behind it will always be the one that does the hard time in jail or their mind.

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My P226 has no safety. I feel comfortable with it.
My USP has a decocker/safety. I never used the safety.

So, I prefer no safety.

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I prefer to have an external safety. I grew up hunting and I am used to having to flick off a safety prior to shooting.

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