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Use the safety switch – NOT?

Courtesy of Weer’d World:
~Any gun that is capable of sending a round down range, is capable of sending a round some place regrettable. I complain about the new crop of Ruger pistols having unnecessary safeties. Still no matter how many stupid safeties are on a gun, if you don’t follow the 4 rules, you will eventually have something regrettable happen. Meanwhile there are so many expert shooters who use Glocks for self defense, work, and competition and have had NO problems because if you follow the 4 rules you’ll NEVER have anything regrettable.
The safety is between your ears, and nowhere else.~ (do I hear Jeff Cooper’s voice somewhere?)

And, many folks carried double-action revolvers for years, with no safety switches.

For years, the British SAS carried Browning High Power pistols, with the safeties OFF.  The idea was, if one didn’t touch the trigger until needed, there was never an accident.

For more, please see the link, above.

h/t Weer’d Beard, Oleg Volk

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “Use the safety switch – NOT?

  1. There is absolutely no substitute for a focused mind.

    Posted by Tango Juliet | September 28, 2011, 3:17 pm
  2. I don't care how many external safeties you stick on one. As you say the internal one between the ears is paramount!

    Posted by Keads | September 28, 2011, 7:00 pm
  3. @Keads – Thank you.I don't know ANY instructor who teaches mechanical safety devices mean anything.Use them but rely on your brain.

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | September 28, 2011, 7:07 pm
  4. As a revolver guy- the idea of five live ones and the hammer on a hole was the safety for over a hundred years.That was a real help when using your CSA/USA issued revolver to hammer bobwahr staples or mash up some cofee beans without shooting something that didn't need to be shot.

    Posted by KurtP | September 28, 2011, 9:21 pm
  5. @KurtP – Sadly, I like them both. Double the addiction! Well, a gun IS a tool?

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | September 29, 2011, 6:39 am

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