LCP II accidental discharge???

LCP II accidental discharge???

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    There has been much discussion of the safety of carrying and possibility of an accidental discharge of the LCP II. Now that the gun has been on the market for several months, has anyone heard or know of an incident of AD.
    I for one am comfortable in carrying the II in a holster, never pocket carry, even with a holster.
    The safety blade in the trigger keeps the trigger from being pulled unintentionally therefor the sear does not release the hammer .
    It's always possible that a dirty or mishandled gun can AD, No matter if it's hammer or striker fired. Even a manual safety can malfunction or accidentally be pushed off.
    I'm probably going to hear it from some but that's just my O.
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    It seems to be that AD with the LCP II is just as likely to be caused by clothing, edge of holster, etc., that will depress the safety on the trigger as well as the trigger, itself.
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    I have shot and carried Glocks for years. My friends and others I know carry Glocks. I have never personally heard of anyone having an accidental discharge with one of them. They have the same trigger blade safety as the LCP II.
    I know people can and do have accidents with many different kinds of guns. I guess it all boils down to knowing your particular gun and handling it safely.
    When my Custom wears out, I plan to buy an LCP II, unless Ruger comes out with something better/nicer. I love the size of the LCP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETS View Post
    It seems to be that AD with the LCP II is just as likely to be caused by clothing, edge of holster, etc., that will depress the safety on the trigger as well as the trigger, itself.
    Yes, that certainly was the case in these instances involving Glock pistols with trigger lever safeties:

    https://youtu.be/R0_qdJ4IDI8

    For what it's worth, I won't carry a SA gun like the LCP II cocked and locked . . . particularly one whose only safety is a trigger lever safety. And I don't have to wait for someone to shoot themselves with an LCP II to convince me that it's dangerous. YMMV.
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    Louchia, so far I haven't head of any accidental discharge of the new LCP II on any other forums and ranges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toytraindoc View Post
    Louchia, so far I haven't head of any accidental discharge of the new LCP II on any other forums and ranges.
    Nor, have I, but s*** happens!
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    Handguns like the Glock family and the LCP II are quite safe to carry. However, where some folks have had problems is typically when re-holstering the pistol and catching the trigger on extraneous bits of clothing or whatever else may be in the way. If anyone carries these pistols in a pocket holster, they should be strongly warned to pull the holster out of the pocket before inserting the pistol. NEVER carry any pistol in a pocket without a proper holster or other device to totally protect the trigger (and to orient the pistol properly in the pocket).

    I don't think I'd want to carry any of these pistols in an IWB holster rig. However, I don't even like the IWB holster concept for me because of my build and the clothes I wear.
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    There seems to be absolutely no difference in the safety of carrying IWB with a well-designed holster, especially kydex, than there is in a pocket holster. Re-holstering requires the same caveat--remove the holster before doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipD View Post
    Handguns like the Glock family and the LCP II are quite safe to carry. However, where some folks have had problems is typically when re-holstering the pistol and catching the trigger on extraneous bits of clothing or whatever else may be in the way. If anyone carries these pistols in a pocket holster, they should be strongly warned to pull the holster out of the pocket before inserting the pistol. NEVER carry any pistol in a pocket without a proper holster or other device to totally protect the trigger (and to orient the pistol properly in the pocket).

    I don't think I'd want to carry any of these pistols in an IWB holster rig. However, I don't even like the IWB holster concept for me because of my build and the clothes I wear.
    Well there's the dilemma, Skip. How can a gun be safe to carry if some folks including police officers have shot themselves with theirs and not even had their finger on the trigger? It's happened before and it will happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    Well there's the dilemma, Skip. How can a gun be safe to carry if some folks including police officers have shot themselves with theirs and not even had their finger on the trigger? It's happened before and it will happen again.
    Cops are people too.
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