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Do you carry your specific weapon with the safety off?
Yes620.00%
No723.33%
Mine does not have one.1756.67%
 

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Ok this may be a dumb question but I have been thinking about this subject for 2 weeks and want some input.

Do you carry your specific weapon with the safety on or off? That is if you carry one that has one.

I know its all about training so when you get in a high stress situation thats what you fall back on. I just worry I'll forget to take it off.

Edit: Yes means you carry with the safety off. No means you carry with it on. Sorry I was doing 3 things when I posted this.
 

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Can you reword the question? Does Yes mean safety on or safety off?

My gun (XD) has a grip and a trigger safety, but I assume these don't count, so I answered "Mine does not have one".

I think the key is to always carry and handle your gun in the same configuration. Whether the safety is on or off isn't going to make a big difference. But trying to shoot a gun when you think the safety is off can be bad, and shooting a gun when you think the safety is on is even worse.
 

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Thanks for your input. Yes I realized the question and answers didn't match. I put clarification in my origional post. I also need to clarify that the term "safety" does not refer to triger or grip safetys. Thanks again for your imput.

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I carry a DA revolver which doesn't have a safety. It takes about 12 lbs pressure to pull the trigger so the chance of AD is pretty slim.
 

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The two guns I typically carry do not have a safety. One is a DAO and the other is a SA XD so it does the trigger and the palm.

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My new M&P only has a trigger safety.
When I carried the micro 1911, I left the safety disengaged & the hammer at half-cocked. It was just as quick for me to finish cocking the hammer as to thumb the safety off.
 

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Since my XD only has a trigger and a grip safety, I am not sure how to respond.

The safeties are ALWAYS engaged. The only way to disengage one safety is the hold the gun in your hand. The second safety is located on the trigger. The grip safety MUST be held down, in order for the trigger safety to disengage.
 

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I voted no on the poll because I keep the safety engaged on my 1911 (of course), and that's the sidearm I carry most.
But I switch off and carry my XD40 a lot too. And as Tapehoser explained, the passive safeties on the XD are deactivated just by gripping the gun and putting a finger on the trigger.
 

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I must say that I am almost 50-50 on what I carry between my 1911 and my .357 revolver.

The 1911 still has a slight edge and I carry it cocked and locked, but My rvolver has only me as a safety.

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The poll needs another option for "misunderstood the question and voted wrong" :D

I dont carry with the saftey on. DA trigger pull is long and heavy, and the holster covers the trigger. Also the saftey isn't like a 1911 where it can be flicked of while drawing it.
 

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It really depends on what gun I have at the time. The big thing is just carry and practice the same way all the time. It comes down to muscle memory if you ever need to draw and fire your mind is not going to go through the process of a check off list, so how you practice will be how you carry.
 
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