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decocker or manual safety

Decocker or Manual Safety: Which Is Best?

Is a double-action gun better off with a decocker or manual safety? Which is better to carry with? A good number of double-action semi-autos are available with both, though some may require a special order to get one variant or the other. (The Beretta 92, for instance, can be had with a decocker only, a…

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Security and Safety at Events for CCW Types

Security and Safety at Events for CCW Types

So let’s say that there's a major event coming up in your life: you or someone close to you is getting married, hosting a large party, or some other social gathering that will bring a fair-sized group of people together in one place.  Now let’s say that you’ve been asked to help keep things safe…

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Is Cocked and Locked Carry Unsafe?

Is Cocked and Locked Carry Unsafe?

Conventional wisdom is that a cocked and locked 1911 - in other words a 1911 pistol that has been loaded, cocked and the manual safety engaged - is the best way to carry that particular gun. In fact, it's one of the safest ways to carry one or indeed, any gun that has one. Cocked…

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How To Prevent A Negligent Discharge

How To Prevent A Negligent Discharge

If there is a universal sign of a person that isn't observing proper gun safety, it's a negligent discharge. However, since firearms are generally such simple machines it seems that any negligent discharges should be easily avoided with just a bit of care. They can be. Why Do Negligent Discharges Happen? The reason accidental discharges, negligent…

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