SR9c/SR40c - Manual Safety Discussion

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  1. #1 SR9c/SR40c - Manual Safety Discussion 
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    The basic question is, carrying with a round in the chamber, in a proper holster, what are the advantages of keeping the manual safety OFF. I don't have a Glock, or any experience with them, but I understand the Glock and Ruger SR 9 and 40 series have similar trigger mounted safeties. If this is so, why would one need the Ruger manual safety to be engaged if the Glock is routinely carried safely?

    I understand that a manual safety provides another level of protection, but if the Glock with no manual safety is considered safe to carry, should not the Ruger be also?

    What has brought this to the fore for me is that when I carry my SR9c in the N82 Tactical Pro holster, having to grasp the weapon so that I can give it a bit of twist to free it from the holster, positions my hand such that it is often difficult to swipe down the safety reliably during the draw. I do not want to be trying to shoot a gun at is on safe. I have quit carrying the SR9c in the N82 Pro for this reason.

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    I carry all my double action guns with the safety off. The safety on the sr9 is a protectionist device, like the mag disconnect. It's a superfluous item to make idiots feel safe because they like to curl their finger into the trigger guard when the draw. On the other hand, I use the safety at the range when teaching new shooters.
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    I don't carry my sr9c with the safety on. Because my hands are so small there is no easy " sweep of the thumb " to take the safety off. For my safety I keep the safety off.
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    WhenI first got my SR9c I carried safety on but recently been carrying safety off. The trigger is covered in the holster plus I have read and heard about the points already been mentioned in this thread. At first I was self-conscious about it but after thinking about it I realized I was that way simply because it had a safety. When I use it for HD it's on.
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    I carry an SR9c. Every time that I draw the weapon my thumb swipes the safety off. It doesn't matter what condition I think the weapon is in, I swipe it off when I draw. I learned this lesson the hard way when the 9c was my IDPA weapon. The buzzer went off, I drew, no bang, no bang again, and then she went bang. If that cardboard target had a gun I would be toast. Den
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  6. #6 SR9c/SR40c - Manual Safety Discussion 
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    I carry the SR9c daily and do not use the safety. The only time I will use it is when I have to unholster and put it in my console at my kids school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny4kids View Post
    Every time that I draw the weapon my thumb swipes the safety off.
    this is something I also do. You never know if your safety got turned on while carrying.
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    Like Denny said, I carry mine with safety on and automatically swipe it off when drawing. Years of shooting shotguns has conditioned me for this. Shotgun comes up to shoulder as safety is pushed off. Handgun comes out of the holster as safety is pushed off. I carry my 1911 cond. 1 so it is a normal motion there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadbolt View Post
    this is something I also do. You never know if your safety got turned on while carrying.
    Definitely makes sense. I am going to make that a new practice routine.
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    I don't like a safety or even a 'magazine disconnect' on a CC gun. If I'm out hunting, a safety is fine. One of the reasons I like the p2000sk H&K with an LEM trigger.
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