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Old 02-14-2020, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
What I said is inarguable, if your finger is not on the trigger your gun will not fire.
Wrong (skip to 10 seconds if you are impatient):

Yes. It was a glock. Yes, with a glock the holster is the safety.

Seeing is believing, eh bruh?

Posted just yesterday on ASP (Skip to 4:22 if you're impatient):

Poor muzzle discipline. It's a thing. A DAO provides a greater margin of safety when your "partner" decides to sweep your body with his sidearm. It also provides a greater margin of safety when your handgun is holstered.

There is no excuse in the internet age for the level of ignorance you are displaying here.

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Old 02-15-2020, 02:04 AM
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You just can't help yourself can you. I see what you are now, Mr. last word..
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:12 AM
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I've carried a Glock every day professionally for almost seven years and I work with about 80 others who also carry a Glock daily and I've never heard anyone say or imply that their safety was their holster

But alright...

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Old 02-15-2020, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Valorius View Post
Having your gun go off in your pocket is not really related to your finger on the trigger, but rather the action type of the firearm itself.

We can all say "finger off trigger til ready to shoot" , and repeat the 4 rules of safety till blue in the face. People still break them every day. Some designs are more forgiving of mistakes than others. Some are not.

For my money, a true DAO is by far the safest action type for pocket carry. Hency my affinity for the LCP1 and specifically the Custom/10A models.
Having your pistol fire accidentally in your pocket is usually not related to having one's finger on the trigger or the type of action of the pistol. Most DAO pistols have a trigger pull of 10 or 12 pounds and most safe action pistols like a Glock or striker fired actions have a trigger pull of 5 to 8 or 9 pounds. Arguing that a difference of a few pounds of trigger pull is safer for carrying one's pistol in their pocket ignores simple mechanics.

If a pistol fires accidentally in one's pocket, it's usually because some item in the same pocket managed to pull the trigger back far enough to fire the pistol. It could be something as simple as keys, a pen or pencil or any other item that could fit inside a trigger guard and be forced backwards to fire the pistol. Even if you're a skinny 99 pound dude, your body movements while carrying a pistol and some type of object like keys in the same pocket could generate enough pressure or force to fire a pistol accidentally regardless of the trigger mechanism.

Holstering a pistol in a holster that protects the trigger before carrying said pistol in your pocket is much safer than any variety of trigger mechanism. Not carrying keys or other objects that could potentially fire a trigger in the same pocket as a pistol would also be a wise idea both for safety and for avoiding having something interfere with a smooth and quick draw.

Your preference for a particular type of trigger or pistol is your preference. If you think that makes you safer, that is still your choice and decision to make. If it works better for you, then it works better for you. But that doesn't mean that's the best choice for other people who should retain the same rights to making their own choices and decisions. Like everything else in life, we each get to make our own decisions and choices and then live with their consequences.

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