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Offline jimjc

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SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« on: September 09, 2017, 08:12:19 PM »
Well, today I was at a gun show and I've had a lot of interest in CZ's, I recently purchased a P10C and love it. Since I've shot quite a few striker fired guns for some time I decided to purchase a CZ PO7 9mm and I found one and it came home with me.

How do you guys feel about setting the gun up for a safety or decocker. I really the idea of being able to do it with the P07. Which do you like and why is one better over the other?

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 08:47:55 PM »
My rule is DA/SA guns have decockers, SAO guns have safeties... so decocker is my choice.
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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 09:40:27 PM »
I agree- I prefer decockers
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Offline viking499

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 09:44:27 PM »
I also prefer decockers.

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »
Another vote for decocker.

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 10:04:09 PM »
Do you guys feel it's a bit safer when you have one in the chamber if you use a decocker?

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 10:19:44 PM »
Do you guys feel it's a bit safer when you have one in the chamber if you use a decocker?
Having One in the Chamber , I don't know if I call it safer but I call it being prepared. One in the Chamber means that you're ready . To me having a safety means an extra step to have to go through before pulling the trigger.
 I like the decocker, because if I happen to be in the single action mode, ( Hammer all the way cocked )  I don't have to lower the hammer by pulling the trigger and lowering the hammer with my thumb. I just decock it and I believe that is safer.
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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 10:29:28 PM »
I have decocked many DA manually so many times without incidents that I am used to it and can do it with my eyes close  :o. So I prefer the safety, but their is always a risk if you are not careful.

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 10:39:37 PM »
If it's not DAO then I prefer decocker. Old habit!

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 10:56:06 PM »
Safety for me.

Manually decocking is neither unsafe nor difficult.

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 11:30:34 PM »
Decocker.

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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 11:48:29 PM »
I have decocked many DA manually so many times without incidents that I am used to it and can do it with my eyes close  :o.
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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 02:28:58 AM »
I prefer safeties, as I think it provides more versatility. Cocked and locked, or, you can manually decock no problem as long as your paying attention and have the DA first pull.
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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 04:54:18 AM »
Do you guys feel it's a bit safer when you have one in the chamber if you use a decocker?

ALWAYS one in the chamber - regardless of the type of action - unless the gun is unloaded ;-)

A double action trigger does give you more opportunity to prevent mistakes due to the longer, heavier pull and the visual and tactile feedback you get with the hammer.

Yes, I feel it is safer. 
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Re: SAFETY OR DECOCKER
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 07:04:35 AM »
I always prefer a decocker. I did manually decock my Witness and early CZ pistols for many years before I got the P-01, but since then I far prefer a decocker. Personal preference.
Any carry sidearm will be hot, i.e., loaded chamber, as any other method, in my mind, will require two hands/time to employ that just might not be there.