I have a question about the thumb safety on the P345. Since it decocks the hammer when put in safe, there's no way to carry it with the hammer cocked and with the safety engaged. However, if you only engage the safety halfway with the hammer cocked, it stops the trigger from firing and would let me do just that. The manual says specifically not to do that clearly for liability purposes, but I was just wondering if anyone does this on this gun or any other gun and what their opinions on that are. I'd rather have all my shots be SA rather than DA first then SA. Also, Ive been dry firing the gun with the mag out for 4 days or so now without the mag in... I had no idea you weren't supposed to because it has a mag disconnect safety. Probably a total dry fires of maybe 50. Is that an amount of dry fires to be concerned about (it was NIB as of 4 days ago). I clearly won't be doing that again, but I'm just wondering. Also, a concern I had with the hammer is when there's a chambered round. If I want to cock the hammer there's no way to do so with the safety engaged, it has to be disengaged. Is there any way that if in the process of manually pulling the safety back I get 3/4 of the way and it slips and drops that the round will fire? The reason I ask is because when dry firing it in DA the hammer doesn't actually pull back as far it does in SA before dropping. I haven't tried to cock the hammer with a round chambered since thinking about that. Thanks for any input Thanks for any input.