Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by socalbeachbum, May 12, 2016.
BTW, the P226 2016 California style puts the LCI on top of the slide, to where with a perfect sight picture, the Red paint on the bar is visible in your sight picture. I'm told some grind down this bar and paint it black.
I'll go looking this weekend to see if the available SP2022's have the indicator or not. I also want to see the CZ frame mounted lever and understand how it operates.
And I'm thinking when my question on slide mounted safety, when it is a slide mounted decocking lever, it then becomes an issue of convenience, since you can't 'safe' the pistol accidentally.
With a frame-mounted safety, taking the safety off isn't an extra motion. It isn't something that one can forget. No matter how flustered one gets, no matter how much "fine motor control degradation" is occurring, the safety is a complete non-issue. It adds literally ZERO additional time to the draw, and ZERO risk of failure. It takes some conscious effort NOT to take off the safety.
The slide-mounted safety... not as much. It requires an extra motion beyond taking a firing grip to deactivate it. All the criticisms that the "keep-it-simple" crowd (the Glockophiles and such) direct towards safeties are really directed at the slide-mounted (or suboptimally arranged frame-mounted) safeties.
Is it a big deal? That's up to the individual to decide. It may or may not be notable that frame-mounted safeties are very, very common on guns in speed/practical pistol sports, but slide-mounted safeties are a comparative rarity.
While that may work on the Beretta (which I don't own or have any interest in) I don't think it's going to work on my 4013TSW since there's nothing at the rear to hook your thumb on.
After buying said 4013TSW, I decided I wouldn't buy any more guns with slide mounted safeties, especially ones that did not operate like a 1911 safety.
I'm a lefty and if I had to have a safety it was going to be an ambi-safety, when I carry said guns it's with safety off.
Personally, I don't like slide mounted safeties at all. I much prefer the Glock system or 1911 if you want a manual safety on a defensive pistol.
You would if you carried the gun with the safety engaged. However, as ...
I suspect nearly everybody carries their safety/decocker pistols with the hammer down and the safety off.
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