Looked at a Taurus today...


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Nightcrawler
August 7, 2005, 08:43 AM
It was a PT-92 variant. Had a frame mounted safety, up-safe/down-fire, much like a 1911 clone or a CZ.

Except...no decocker.

See, the standard PT-92s have up-safe/down-fire/far down-decock. This is bad. In the heat of things, you can draw, mash down the safety lever, decock the pistol, and it won't be able to fire if you're holding the lever down.

Is this a problem with HK USPs too?

The no-decock model aleviates this. If you want to carry double action simply lower the hammer manually, like the CZ-75.

Beretta should really make a model like this. Or, one with a separate, slide-mounted decocking lever.

Actually, they should make a model with that kind of safety and the dust cover grooved for mounting lights. It would click better with what American shooters are looking for these days and might get Beretta back in the game. I understand there sales have been taking a hit stateside...

EDIT: Remebered the whole "there their they're" thing. Geez, my year in the desert made me dumb... :uhoh:

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hksw
August 7, 2005, 10:11 AM
Th PT-92 you saw was an earlier model pretty much the way the original Beretta 92 was designed. (Have a old nickle PT-99AF with no-decock safety myself.) Since the move to the decocker, Taurus has never looked back. Unless they make some type of SA 92/99/100/101 competition model in the future, I doubt they will go back. They already have the SA 1911s.

Only thing I can see to solve the situation you describe is to fine an old one like you did or just train more to prevent it.

The USP safety lever can be configured to be non-decock. Variants 9 (lever on left side) and 10 (right side).

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