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    ugotit33 is offline Junior Member
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    Semi auto safety ???

    Would like some feed back on semi auto safety.
    Inquiring for a friend so I do not have a bias opinion.
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    Sig 266 has a hammer drop ( decocker)
    Most of mine have external AMBI safety.
    Like on a Taurus PT 99 AMBI and a CZ 40 AMBI thumb safety
    Would like views on which is a better way to go.
    Thank you

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    All of my Berettas are the F model with the Ambidextrous Safety/Decocker.

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    The best safety in firearms is the matter between your two ears. For a defensive firearm, I prefer to NOT have a manual safety or magazine disconnect. However, I also have a lot of experience and professional training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C1 View Post
    The best safety in firearms is the matter between your two ears. For a defensive firearm, I prefer to NOT have a manual safety or magazine disconnect.
    +1

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    Agree with the above... I quickly got used to not having any safety and WAY prefer it since. For me, it's so clear... When the weapon is holstered there's no need for one, and when the weapon is unholstered there's no need for one because the weapon is then "at the ready"... So when is there a need for one? I don't know. Sounds simple but I tend to really like simplicity.
    'Course I don't have kids in my house so that may color my attitude ....But undisciplined young kids should not have ANY access to the weapons anyway anyhow because they can unknowingly switch safeties off too... it happens... So safeties aren't THAT safe concerning kids either... JMHO tho' someone probably will bring up some stretched out statistics to shut me up... and that's OK. I do tend to give the general public too much credit in being halfway logical than what reality demonstrates. And I'm no safety instructor or weapons expert... Just puttin' my 2 cents in...

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    I carry a couple of different autos .One has a thumb release safety,the other no manual safety.It is preference and what is comfortable too the shooter.Personally (for C.C.) I prefer a long trigger pull.
    As in the prior post,many things come into play.Are you thinking a safety on the gun
    for in house,C.C.,woodlands,range,travel,or overall?

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    The best safety in firearms is the matter between your two ears. For a defensive firearm, I prefer to NOT have a manual safety or magazine disconnect. However, I also have a lot of experience and professional training.

    I prefer to NOT have a decocker or safety. Fine motor skill diminish in times of stress and this would be a fine motor skill to deal with a manual safety. Having some experience and much training maybe that matters maybe not. I would like to think that it's PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE in dealing with a gun, safety or not, in creating muscle memory an good habits.

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    I have eight 45 autos, and the P220, PM45, and XD don't have manual safeties, although the XD has a grip safety. The SIG 1911, HK Usp, M&P, KP345, and 24/7 all have thumb safeties. I actually prefer them, but of course, I grew up on 1911's and Hi-Powers.

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    my FNP is DA/SA with the decocker, no saftey. my Sig has a saftey and decocker, again DA/SA. after several trips to the range, i learned what made the guns go bang. i now prefer the FNP and keep both loaded with one in the chamber, and the saftey OFF on the Sig.

    knowing your weapon and how to shoot it well is the best saftey there is. bascically as others put it better, "use the saftey between your ears"

    tymll

    john

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnr View Post
    my FNP is DA/SA with the decocker, no saftey. my Sig has a saftey and decocker, again DA/SA. ... i now prefer the FNP and keep both loaded with one in the chamber, and the saftey OFF on the Sig.
    I believe the FNP has a decocker and a manual safety with the manual safety giving the option of cocked and locked. I do NOT advise cocked and locked. Pushing down on the lever decocks. Pushing up on the lever so it stays at about a 45 deg angle should set the safety on. If you have one in the chamber, I hope it is not cocked when holstering/unholstering, etc.

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    The FNP USG model has the safety/decocker. The standard FNP does not have the safety feature. Since both are double action, there is not much point in carrying in a cocked and locked position as one would a 1911

    Ymmv

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