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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sullivan County/Texoma
Re: concealed carry with thumb safety
If you are looking for a pistol to carry for personal protection there are some facts you need to consider.
Most modern double action pistol manufacturers, that manufacture a pistol that has what you call a safety, refer to it as a decocking lever. It's main function is to drop the hammer safely while a round still remains in the chamber.
Many have internal safeties that don't allow them to discharge unless the trigger is pulled through it's full cycle.
Simply put, with the hammer down, they are as safe to carry with the safety off as a double action revolver.
If you intend to carry a semi-automatic pistol with the safety/decocking lever engaged, you need to train extensively in the process needed to fire the pistol.
It's generally recognized that this takes a minimum of 1000 repetitions to ensure that you will react properly when your life depends on it.
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