selecting a defensive handgun with "safety" and "reliability" in mind

Axxe55

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The five most basic rules of gun safety. Even us old-timers may need to be refreshed occasionally.

1) Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Never assume a gun us empty. Check it, and verify that it is indeed empty.

2) Always point your gun in a safe direction. Know where at all times where the muzzle is pointed. Don't sweep people with the muzzle.

3) Never point your gun at anything you don't intend to shoot. If you have no intentions of shooting what you're pointing at, then just don't point the gun at it. Very simple.

4) Keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to shoot. This one is why guns go off "accidentally" and guns get the blame. Also learn to keep other items from engaging the firearm's trigger. Fingers are not the only thing that can engage a trigger and make the firearm discharge.

5) Be sure of your target and what's beyond. This can also interact with rules #2 and #3. Know your field of fire. Know what's beyond it if you fire. Know the range of the firearms you are shooting. have safe backstops.
 

Frank59

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May 14, 2018
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The five most basic rules of gun safety. Even us old-timers may need to be refreshed occasionally.

1) Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Never assume a gun us empty. Check it, and verify that it is indeed empty.

2) Always point your gun in a safe direction. Know where at all times where the muzzle is pointed. Don't sweep people with the muzzle.

3) Never point your gun at anything you don't intend to shoot. If you have no intentions of shooting what you're pointing at, then just don't point the gun at it. Very simple.

4) Keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to shoot. This one is why guns go off "accidentally" and guns get the blame. Also learn to keep other items from engaging the firearm's trigger. Fingers are not the only thing that can engage a trigger and make the firearm discharge.

5) Be sure of your target and what's beyond. This can also interact with rules #2 and #3. Know your field of fire. Know what's beyond it if you fire. Know the range of the firearms you are shooting. have safe backstops.
Good Post
 

GoPappy

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D-Holliday, look at the Sig P365 with manual safety. It might just be what you’re looking for. It’s a striker fired pistol with an external manual safety like a 1911.

My preference in a carry gun is either a manual safety or a DA/SA with a decocker.
 

DoubleDuty

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Feb 9, 2019
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The five most basic rules of gun safety. Even us old-timers may need to be refreshed occasionally.

1) Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Never assume a gun us empty. Check it, and verify that it is indeed empty.

2) Always point your gun in a safe direction. Know where at all times where the muzzle is pointed. Don't sweep people with the muzzle.

3) Never point your gun at anything you don't intend to shoot. If you have no intentions of shooting what you're pointing at, then just don't point the gun at it. Very simple.

4) Keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to shoot. This one is why guns go off "accidentally" and guns get the blame. Also learn to keep other items from engaging the firearm's trigger. Fingers are not the only thing that can engage a trigger and make the firearm discharge.

5) Be sure of your target and what's beyond. This can also interact with rules #2 and #3. Know your field of fire. Know what's beyond it if you fire. Know the range of the firearms you are shooting. have safe backstops.
Of course. Everyone should remind themselves of that everyday.
 

Darkpriest667

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D-Holliday, look at the Sig P365 with manual safety. It might just be what you’re looking for. It’s a striker fired pistol with an external manual safety like a 1911.

My preference in a carry gun is either a manual safety or a DA/SA with a decocker.

Love the Bersa for exactly that reason.
 

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