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Response to digonswine (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2018, 12:11 AM

7. Every gun model that's designed for duty use or concealed carry

has a generally-accepted carry mode. In every case, accepted practice is to have a cartridge in the chamber plus additional rounds in the magazine.

Revolvers have been abandoned by the police and military, but continue to be carried by members of the public. Revolvers have no manual safety and are designed to be carried with a round in each chamber and are fired by simply pulling the trigger.

The Glock handgun (in various calibers) is probably the most widely-used by police in the US, and possibly by the public. Again, these are designed to be carried with a round in the chamber. Glocks have no manual safety and are fired (like revolvers) by simply pulling the trigger.

The 1911 handgun (originally designed for military use, mostly abandoned by law enforcement, but still widely carried by members of the public) DOES HAVE a manual safety. The 1911, once again, is designed to be carried with a round in the chamber and is fired by first disengaging the manual safety (as the gun is drawn) and then pulling the trigger.

I would say that the trend in handgun design for decades now, for police, military and public use, is to NOT have a manual safety that must be disengaged before firing.

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