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MarcWinkman
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« on: June 01, 2017, 06:34:58 AM »

Well gang, I had my first CC brain lapse today.  I was in a rush to get out the door to get to an 8:00 meeting at the State building in Wilmington, and as I do every morning, I grabbed my P229 out of the safe, loaded a mag into it and chambered a round and slid it into my holster.  Well, I noticed that when I got to the State building garage and was locking the gun in the car, I had neglected to decock the pistol before holstering.  So let this be a PSA, never throw your gun in your holster while trying to rush out the door.  At least I don't have any extra holes in me or my car. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 08:07:39 AM »

That story gave me a pee shiver.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 11:15:43 AM »

As one of the group who doesn't have a decocking pistol, I need a little education.
Given that a CC trigger should be at least 4.5-5.5 lbs, the holster should cover the trigger, and one should keep one's booger hook off the bang switch until one is on-target, what am I missing aside from a redundant (although comforting) safety?
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 11:37:41 AM »

As one of the group who doesn't have a decocking pistol, I need a little education.
Given that a CC trigger should be at least 4.5-5.5 lbs, the holster should cover the trigger, and one should keep one's booger hook off the bang switch until one is on-target, what am I missing aside from a redundant (although comforting) safety?

Not really an issue.  Just pointing out something goofy that I did while rushing when running late.  For what it's worth, the trigger on my P229 breaks at right around 4.5 lbs in SA with a very short take up and almost immediate reset and I really don't like carrying this gun in anything but DA which is a long, smooth 10 lb break or thereabout.  My HK P30L and P30SK on the other hand are the LEM flavor and both have triggers that break around 4.5 lbs after a long take up and with a longer reset.  The couple of times that I've carried the P30L, I've had no concerns with carrying it, even with it's very light trigger. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 01:02:38 PM »

Agree with Mark and CB. Better to decock, if available, but not a hazard with modern firearms (hammer bar safety, or whatever they are called). Thanks for sharing Mark.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 03:51:29 PM »

1911....cocked and locked!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 06:11:02 AM »

1911....cocked and locked!!!

I tried carrying my Wilson CQB Compact a couple of times, but encountered issues with the thumb safety getting bumped off throughout the day.  I'd like to give this a whirl again with a pistol that has a single side safety only vice ambidexterous safety.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 01:04:00 PM »

the only thing with a sig is when its cocked it has a very light weight trigger pull. Not sure what the lbs is off hand.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 06:59:54 AM »

the only thing with a sig is when its cocked it has a very light weight trigger pull. Not sure what the lbs is off hand.

It's light.  If I had to gander a guess, I'd say somewhere down around 4 lbs or so.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »

M&P Shield chambered and holstered. Doesn't need to have safety on.
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