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CZ 40 P advise please

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sd, Sep 26, 2006.

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  1. sd

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    I have a CZ 40 P. No external safety, just a de-cocker. So I load the mag, chamber a round, hit the de-cocker. Hammer drops to a half-cock position.
    Not to be too stupid, but is this then the best condition for carry? It would obviously seem that is the intent, but have heard/read where half cock is NOT the recommended condition in other guns (i.e. 1911). This would be my perfered carry condition, slightly shorter trigger pull for first shot but still heavy enough for safe carry. Couldn't find a manual or instructions for CZ40P.
    Is half-cocked hammer correct, appropriate, safe?? This may be my carry gun.
    Thanks for any responses.
     
  2. daysleeprx

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    Yeah, that's the intended mode of carry I believe.
     
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    That's the carry mode as designed. The 40P has a firing pin block, so the pistol will only fire if the trigger is pulled to the rear. If dropped, the pistol will not fire, even if hammer goes foreward. The reason 1911's should not be carried at half cock is because they were not designed to be carried that way, the originals not having a firing pin block so that if the pistol were jarred and the hammer were to go foreward (even if trigger is not touched) the pistol could fire.

    In the case of the CZ-40P (or CZ-P01 or any other CZ with decocker), the pistol is designed to be carried at half-cock.

    Ash
     
  4. sd

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    thanks for the responses, figured that to be the case but I feel better consulting the knowledge of the highroad.
     
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