◀Previous Post Next Post▶ Contributor John Sprague gave us his take on the manual safety in the piece entitled, in a post over the weekend. Mr. Sprague says that for him, a manual safety strikes the perfect balance in terms of safety versus a reduction of readiness. Good for him. That’s a...
An interesting article as a reply to a pro manual safety article. The core argument is that under stress even supposedly well ingrained motor responses fail and nonstandard positions will lead to failing to disengage the safety. The counter is that folks shoot themselves, if someone else get the guns, the safety will baffle them, etc.
Personally, I prefer a SD gun without such. I do shoot a 1911 pretty well but I have seen enough matches were practiced folks forget the safety or in a nonstandard position be more likely to forget it. The only difference between a revolver and a Glock for instance is the trigger pull. Studies show that if you keep your finger on the trigger, trips, yips, startles, sympathetic other hand squeezes, etc. will pull both triggers.