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  •  Umm ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... I'm not sure what you mean by this.

    A slamfire happens

    When a new cartridge is being loaded into the firing chamber of the firearm, sometimes the bolt slams the cartridge into the chamber with such force that the weapon fires without the user having pulled the trigger.
    This presupposes a chamber emptied by the previous round. And with most pistols it's very rare (although the Makarov seems to be the exception ... basically, Google on this and "free-floating firing pin" if you really want to know more). So rare that it is one of the few situations in which, depending on how well the gun is/has been maintained and the other precautions you take, an unintentional discharge is genuinely accidental.

    I don't see what it has to do with carrying the weapon fully loaded. It seems to me that a lot more accidents result from people who habitually leave the chamber clear not realizing that it isn't than from people who, not otherwise doing anything stupid, do not have clear chambers and know this.

    If by "slamfire" you mean the weapon accidentally discharging when dropped, well, that's a different issue, and there are safety standards for it (although we seem to have read of three or so in the last two weeks where that actually did happen, as opposed to people just telling the cops that).

    •  yep (0+ / 0-)
      If by "slamfire" you mean the weapon accidentally discharging when dropped, well, that's a different issue, and there are safety standards for it (although we seem to have read of three or so in the last two weeks where that actually did happen, as opposed to people just telling the cops that).

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      by annieli on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 09:40:44 PM PDT

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      •   firing pin safety blocks and decockers (0+ / 0-)

        so much for "safety standards"


        Poll Results:

        Do you like a Decocker/safety, decocker, safety or nothing?

        Decokcer with safety 16.82%
        Decocker only 38.32%
        Safety only 16.82%
        None of the above 28.04%

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        by annieli on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 09:53:18 PM PDT

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        •  Again ... (0+ / 0-)

          ... I don't see the relevance. People's' personal preference for safety devices on a gun is a separate issue from whether a gun is likely to fire when dropped.

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