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Response to digonswine (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 09:30 PM

2. well it depends

There are several types of pistols used for concealed and duty carry.

Double action revolvers do not have a safety mechanism to prevent firing but the trigger pull required to cock the hammer and then fire the weapon is so long that it would be very hard to accidently fire it.

Modern revolvers do have a mechanism that prevents accidental discharge if dropped or jostled though

Semi automatics (self loading, magazine fed pistols) are required by law to have a safety of some sort. It would take several paragraphs to describe the various mechanisms used to prevent an accidental discharge in the hundreds of models sold in the 115 years that semi automatic pistols have been popular.

In my opinion - Only an idiot keeps his weapon in an unsafe condition - by which I mean safety selector on fire and a round in the chamber.

On the other hand I don't carry a pistol. I live in a normal rural area and crime in general is lower than when I was a child so I don't see the point.

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