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Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry?

This is a discussion on Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? within the General LCP Discussion forums, part of the LCP Pocket category; Originally Posted by bld522 This may explain it: http://rugerpistolforums.com/forums/...tml#post313082 To make a long story short, the only way a gun's trigger can be locked "by ...

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  • The LCP II's action can be locked by choice; the gun is safe to carry

    2 11.11%
  • The LCP II's action can be locked by choice; the gun is NOT safe to carry

    0 0%
  • The LCP II's action can NOT be locked by choice; the gun is safe to carry

    8 44.44%
  • The LCP II's action can NOT be locked by choice; the gun is NOT safe to carry

    4 22.22%
  • I haven't made up my mind

    4 22.22%
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  1. #71 Re: Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    This may explain it:

    LCP II accidental discharge???

    To make a long story short, the only way a gun's trigger can be locked "by choice" is if the gun contains a manual safety the shooter can choose to lock or unlock. Otherwise the trigger is either self-locking or perhaps more accurately in the case of the Glock-style trigger lever, non-locking.
    Ok, thanks. In that case, I must choose #3.
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    Thanks for voting! :-)
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  3. #73 Re: Poll: Is the LCP II a safe gun to carry? 
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    I didn't vote. But did want to bring up some safety stuff that has been mentioned here before in lots of threads.

    I think lots of negligent discharges are caused by carelessness. So make sure you do not try to re-holster any pocket gun with the holster in your pocket. Remove the holster insert the gun and put the holster gun into your pocket. Something else I've seen people do, is to hold the muzzle end of the holster and jam the gun in the holster. Their hand fully in front of the muzzle. ND's are likely to occur when putting a gun in or out of a holster. Keep your hand free from the muzzle when you insert the gun.

    Place your hand over the top of the holster, between the forefinger and your thumb. Bring the gun up from the tab portion and slide in the gun. That keeps the muzzle from pointing at the fingers or hand. Do what ever you need to do so that you don't break the important rule to never point a gun at something you don't want to destroy.

    Also, practice drawing with an empty gun. Practice drawing so that your forefinger is indexed along the slide as you draw. I like to say your finger should look like it was injected with Viagra. So many people put their fingers in the trigger guard when holding a gun. Viagra finger and practicing should help from a safety stand point.

    Be safe, no matter what gun you use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lws380 View Post
    Be safe, no matter what gun you use.
    Amen, bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lws380 View Post
    I think lots of negligent discharges are caused by carelessness.
    Yep. I'd say the primary contributors to ADs are carelessness, stress, a belief that one's safety skills are infallible, inadequate safety features in the weapon itself, and mechanical malfunctions . . . not necessarily in that order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lws380 View Post
    I didn't vote. But did want to bring up some safety stuff that has been mentioned here before in lots of threads.

    I think lots of negligent discharges are caused by carelessness. So make sure you do not try to re-holster any pocket gun with the holster in your pocket. Remove the holster insert the gun and put the holster gun into your pocket. Something else I've seen people do, is told hold the muzzle end of the holster and jam the gun in the holster. Their hand fully in front of the muzzle. ND's are likely to occur when putting a gun in or out of a holster. Keep your hand free from the muzzle when you insert the gun.

    Place your hand over the top of the holster, between the forefinger and your thumb. Bring the gun up from the tab portion and slide in the gun. That keeps the muzzle from pointing at the fingers or hand. Do what ever you need to do so that you don't break the important rule to never point a gun at something you don't want to destroy.

    Also, practice drawing with an empty gun. Practice drawing so that your forefinger is indexed along the slide as you draw. I like to say your finger should look like it was injected with Viagra. So many people put their fingers in the trigger guard when holding a gun. Viagra finger and practicing should help from a safety stand point.

    Be safe, no matter what gun you use.
    Thanks , I think I can't say this too many times, there is no such thing as a safe gun, but also, there is no such thing as being too safe, too trained, too prepared.
    I practice with a full mag & empty chamber. I draw against the man in the mirror, because it is always a tie my aim & trigger pull is all the more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lws380 View Post
    I didn't vote. But did want to bring up some safety stuff that has been mentioned here before in lots of threads.

    I think lots of negligent discharges are caused by carelessness. So make sure you do not try to re-holster any pocket gun with the holster in your pocket. Remove the holster insert the gun and put the holster gun into your pocket. Something else I've seen people do, is told hold the muzzle end of the holster and jam the gun in the holster. Their hand fully in front of the muzzle. ND's are likely to occur when putting a gun in or out of a holster. Keep your hand free from the muzzle when you insert the gun.

    Place your hand over the top of the holster, between the forefinger and your thumb. Bring the gun up from the tab portion and slide in the gun. That keeps the muzzle from pointing at the fingers or hand. Do what ever you need to do so that you don't break the important rule to never point a gun at something you don't want to destroy.

    Also, practice drawing with an empty gun. Practice drawing so that your forefinger is indexed along the slide as you draw. I like to say your finger should look like it was injected with Viagra. So many people put their fingers in the trigger guard when holding a gun. Viagra finger and practicing should help from a safety stand point.

    Be safe, no matter what gun you use.
    Great advice for sure and thanks for posting. However, I think there are just too many Newbies buying these guns that do not practice safety,(as well as others) or unfortunately just ignorant to safety especially with these guns. They almost need a class devoted to just them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.mike1407 View Post
    Thanks , I think I can't say this too many times, there is no such thing as a safe gun, but also, there is no such thing as being too safe, too trained, too prepared.
    I practice with a full mag & empty chamber. I draw against the man in the mirror, because it is always a tie my aim & trigger pull is all the more important.
    Lol.Hopefully you can beat him. I remember as a kid, Every time Gun smoke would come on, I would be in front of the TV at the Prelude when Matt would be facing down the bad guy in the street at high noon. Poor Matt, I nailed him every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    Great advice for sure and thanks for posting. However, I think there are just too many Newbies buying these guns that do not practice safety,(as well as others) or unfortunately just ignorant to safety especially with these guns. They almost need a class devoted to just them.
    Agreed. Add ignorance and/or a lack of practice to the likelihood that the guns Newbies purchase are unsafe to begin with and you have a recipe for disaster. Again, this is just a hunch on my part. But I'd bet that for every AD we learn about, there are tens if not hundreds of ADs with these pistols that go unreported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bld522 View Post
    agreed. Add ignorance and/or a lack of practice to the likelihood that the guns they purchase are unsafe to begin with and you have a recipe for disaster.
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