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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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Anti-Gun Sheriff Negligently Discharges Weapon, Shoots Himself

Anti-Gun Sheriff Negligently Discharges Weapon, Shoots Himself

On December 16th at roughly 11:30 in the evening, Sheriff Mike Johnstone of Des Moines County, Iowa, injured himself while attempting to clean a loaded handgun. Sheriff Johnstone was taken to a local emergency room initially, and later transferred to another facility for treatment by a surgeon specializing in hand injuries.  Johnstone's injuries were not…

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How Not to Get Shot by Your Dog

How Not to Get Shot by Your Dog

A fellow in Brigham City, Utah was out duck hunting with his dog when he accidentally got shot by the pooch. Now, I’ve never been duck hunting in my life but I’m pretty sure this isn’t supposed to be how things happen. So how exactly did this fellow get shot by his dog? Apparently, he…

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