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Old 09-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Sig P238 Half Cocked Fire

Should this gun be able to fire from the half cocked position?

When I pull my hammer back to the half, both with and without a mag inserted, a pull of the trigger will drop the hammer.

My 1911s don't do this. It it normal for this gun?

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Some 1911s will drop the hammer from half cock. The hammer should not strike the firing pin with enough momentum to cause a discharge. It should not go off half cocked.

http://www.ehow.com/list_7362522_differences-series-80-series-1911.html

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next time im at the range i will test this. but mine does that two. in theory i dont believe it will have enough force to fire the round. but better safe than sry. it is why it has a safety. i carry mine cocked and locked with the safety on. i dont have it on half cocked often.

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Have you ever heard the saying"Don't go off half cocked"
The pistol shouldn't discharge when dropping the hammer from half cocked position,saying that I sure wouldn't drop the hammer from half cocked onto a live round pointing the muzzle at anything I was fond of.

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Have you ever heard the saying"Don't go off half cocked"
The pistol shouldn't discharge when dropping the hammer from half cocked position,saying that I sure wouldn't drop the hammer from half cocked onto a live round pointing the muzzle at anything I was fond of.
I have found that old saying quite odd. On the old muzzle-loading caplocks, the half-cocked position is the position of safety; the trigger cannot release the hammer in that position.

[wonders if lowly $300 bersa thunder380 will display such a malfunction]
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I have found that old saying quite odd. On the old muzzle-loading caplocks, the half-cocked position is the position of safety; the trigger cannot release the hammer in that position.

[wonders if lowly $300 bersa thunder380 will display such a malfunction]
I have two thunder 380s and a bersa 45. Your statement made me curious. I couldn't really see what would be considered "half cocked" on the 380s and the 45 was either at full cocked or not.
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I have two thunder 380s and a bersa 45. Your statement made me curious. I couldn't really see what would be considered "half cocked" on the 380s and the 45 was either at full cocked or not.
So, Bersa avoided even the risk of going off "half cocked"; GO BERSA.
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If you rearrange the letters in Bersa just a bit you get Bears. You love bears!

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