Of a theme with that previous post. (Read the linked article...)
I don't like mechanical safeties on handguns. The most important and only reliable 'safety' is the one between your ears. But they have their place, especially with single action pistols with hair triggers. But.
One thing I only rarely consider with regard to safeties... They aren't there to prevent a negligent discharge. They can prevent someone that disarms you from smoothly using your gun against you. If the bad guy is unfamiliar with that model. YOU presumably are very familiar with your pistol so it shouldn't be a handicap for you.
This slight delay by a bad guy can be lifesaving in the event he takes your weapon and tries to use it against you. A circumstance especially relevent to police and Open Carriers.
This line of thinking also give a point to the magazine disconnect safety. Say you manage to eject the magazine while wrestling for control of the gun... It can't be used against you! (I know. A rare event. But there isn't much nice to say about magazine disconnect safeties. THAT is one thing that can be said for it.)
It's not like I am going to be wrestling for control of a handgun anytime soon, admittedly. But you never know. I am scrood, however, as my pistols do not have mag-disconnect safeties.
[As an aside... Good advice.]
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