Beretta 92: Carrying at half-cock?


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Skunkabilly
December 11, 2003, 01:38 AM
Makes the trigger shorter after taking up the slack. Is it safe?

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10-Ring
December 11, 2003, 01:45 AM
I'd go w/ maybe :D Might depend under what conditions & the type of holster you'll be using but in theory, I'd think it would be safe.

BluesBear
December 11, 2003, 05:23 AM
Long Answer #1
Of course it's perfectly safe that's why you see and read about all of the major shooters and writers doing it.



Long Answer #2
Sure but it's supposed to be a secret. The best shooters don't want you to know this because then you could shoot as good as they do.




Short Answer (aka correct answer)
NO!

tiberius
December 11, 2003, 11:45 AM
Iv'e been convinced by the local experts that this is proper way to carry a CZ-75 (other than C&L of course). Of course the 92 has a different sear design, but you do still have a firing pin block, so I can't see why it would be unsafe.

George Hill
December 11, 2003, 11:55 AM
I think you would be just fine, Skunky.

Blueduck
December 11, 2003, 06:16 PM
Recall reading something about not doing this because of some sort of wear problem.

Maybe E-mail E.L.:confused:

bountyhunter
December 11, 2003, 08:15 PM
CXarrying at half cock is relatively safe (as long as you keep off the trigger). Here's the thing: the half-cock notch in the hammer is not like the full cock notch. The HC notch has a lip on the front to really catch the sear nose securely. If you rotate the decocker to lower the hammer from half cock, it foreces the sear nose to push by the lip on the hammer which tears up the sear nose. Using the decocker to drop the hammer from full cock position is fine because the full cock notch does not have a lip on it.

Personally I think carrying at half cock is stupid. You don't train firing the gun from half cock. Shortening the DA trigger stroke could lead to an AD under stress.

Erik Jensen
December 11, 2003, 10:01 PM
hey! don't be going off all half-cocked on us now.

:neener:

cool45auto
December 11, 2003, 10:29 PM
From the manual:

"To protect this device against hammer spur impact damage DO NOT carry the hammer half-cocked but fully-lowered."

Now I've read about shooters doing this anyway for exactly the reasons you listed, Skunk, so I guess it's up to you. I see what you mean about making the trigger shorter. It would only help on the first shot, though, so I don't know if it would be worth it or not.

355sigfan
December 12, 2003, 06:16 PM
Personally I think carrying at half cock is stupid. You don't train firing the gun from half cock. Shortening the DA trigger stroke could lead to an AD under stress.
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BULL CRAP
If you always set your trigger on half cock with the Beretta than you would be training fring from half cock. And putting your finger where it does not belong causes ND's not having a shorter trigger pull. Having a shorter trigger pull is a good thing.
Pat

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