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Best decock in your opinion.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Aug 27, 2012.


Best decocker-safety system in your opinion?

  1. H&K usp decocker+saftey with one control

    34 vote(s)
  2. Beretta 92 fs slide mounted

    33 vote(s)
  3. Walther P99 AS

    19 vote(s)
  4. Sig Sauer

    173 vote(s)
  5. Other system. Please state.

    61 vote(s)
  6. Other system of your own creation that is not yet implemented. Please explain.

    1 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    Which semiauto has the best decocker in your opinion. I am going to list a few in the poll, but feel free to vote other and explain your choice in post.

    My choice is the USP decocker system with safety. You can work it a few ways. The best in my opinion.

    Thank you
  2. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I like the system where one isn't required. It's only needed on DA/SA pistols, and I am not a fan of multiple trigger pulls on the same firearm.
  3. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    My own thumb. I trust myself more than any mechanical gizmo. Even when I handle a pistol with a decock lever, I still get control of the hammer before I use it.
  4. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

    I've never had to live with it, but the Sig decocker seems like the most logical. Most of my experience is with slide mounted safety/decockers. They are OK, but I can certainly see the advantage of a non-safety decocker only.

    I'm not a fan of the multi-use devices like the HK's and FN's that allow cocked and locked and also function as a decocker.
  5. 2wheels

    2wheels Well-Known Member

    Not a huge fan of DA/SA, but if I'm gonna carry one it's gonna be a Sig. Their decocker makes the most sense IMHO. It's not in the way, and you can easily activate it when you need to. I'm probably biased though, I started out with my fathers Sigs before falling in love with 1911s.

    Beretta on the other hand... Makes the least sense to me. It's in the way when manipulating the slide, and it can be activated accidentally when clearing malfunctions, which wouldn't be so bad on a DA/SA gun since you could normally just pull the trigger and keep shooting... Except it's also a safety on their standard models, so you've essentially disabled your own gun, WHY they couldn't make the decocker only model the standard I don't know.

    Beretta guys talk about ways you can train around that, but I'd rather not train around something that shouldn't be there in the first place and shouldn't also function as a safety on standard models. It's DA/SA, the "safety" is that long and heavy trigger pull. Leave the manual safeties to the SAO guns.

    HKs... Not a lotta experience with them.
  6. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    The Sig feels intuitive and is perfectly placed for my hands, so that's my choice.
  7. luvmyRugers

    luvmyRugers Member

    I voted "Other" just to be different! :neener:

    I have 2 Ruger P90s. Both are decockers. Ambidextrous so I can reach with either hand. Smooth as silk and easily depressed.
  8. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    The thumb safety is also the decocker but unlike H&K, safe is center, fire is down, decock is up. No risk of decocking to a surprise DA when you thought you were going off safe to a SA shot.
  9. BCRider

    BCRider Well-Known Member

    I've got a Beretta which I love to shoot. But I hate the slide mounted decocker. Far too many times I've shot to slide lock in an IDPA practice session, dropped and replaced the empty, slingshot the slide and found that the trigger no longer did anything at all because I'd managed to flick the decocker to "SAFE" when I pulled the slide back. For that reason I've never used the darn Beretta in an actual match.

    But on the line to make ready the decocker works like a treat. It's simply in a VERY bad place for those of us which normally have to reload and carry on. I would have thought that this would also show up in combat situations since it happesn so much to me under the pressure of competition.

    So all in all I guess I'd have to go with the SIG method. It's out of the way other than when you want to use it. And that's the way it should be.
  10. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Trigger pull.
  11. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    I like the SIG not because of its placement but because it is a controlled hammer drop.
  12. clang

    clang Well-Known Member

    Walther P88 is pretty neat - ambidextrous for us Southpaws too.

    I've got a CZ85 I like also.

    HK is good too, but mine is not ambi.
  13. Averageman

    Averageman Well-Known Member

    I grew up on 1911's and I do trust myself to thumb that hammer down. I do own a H&K USPC and that thing works well, but gives me the willies everytime I use it.
    Over the years I have seen more than a couple screwballs have a N.D. doing this with a 1911.
  14. Auto426

    Auto426 Well-Known Member

    I prefer Sigs's frame mounted decocker over the various slide mounted options. I also like the lack of a manual safety with the Sigs, since I personally feel that a DA/SA gun doesn't really need one.
  15. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    I like the one on my Sig because of where it is located and the way it feels. Having said that, I dont trust them and point in safe direction etc when I do it just in case the gun goes off. I treat all decockers this way.
  16. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    I voted SIG but S&W also offered frame mounted decockers w/out manual safety.

    Second would be the Ruger "DC" P series. Slide mounted decocker only w/out manual safety.

    My preference is for a decocker that cannot accidently slip onto "safe" without the owner's knowlege.
  17. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    I like Sig Sauer decocker, but the reason i prefered the H&K usp one is because it has the safety as well in case i want to carry cocked and locked.
  18. vaupet

    vaupet Well-Known Member

    I don't like the Sig-sauer decocker.
    first imho is the H&K P7 system, followed by the H&K P30, wich is just a small button next to the hammer.

    As to show i'm not biased: worst system is the H&K p9s, wich requires the shooter to perform two action, one of wich is to pull the trigger to decock:eek:
  19. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Not a big fan of DA/SA designs but for me the Sig Sauer decocker is probably the best arrangement out there. The one on the Taurus PT-92 is fairly practical as well. The ones I don't care for are the slide mounted controls that I have to shift my grip on the pistol in order to use them.
  20. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Taurus 92 and CZ 75 BD

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