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Old 01-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #21
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I tested mine on Sunday and it does not fire from the half cocked position...I would never carrying it in this manner anyway...
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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Why did you think they named it "Nightmare"?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by GunByte View Post
Trying to figure out why carry half cocked. There is even an expression about not going off half cocked.

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That expression is as you wrote.
To be more clear change "going off" to firing.
It speaks to being on safety.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Shuutr View Post
Going against the grain here. I like mine and don't care about this "issue". I have zero concerns about safety with my P938.
Agreed. I tested and it doesn't fire for two reasons. One, its two light to ignite most primers and two, the firing pin block stops it.

Safety works just fine. Besides, the only danger was by the original poster pulling the trigger with safety off and a round in the chamber to get it to the half cocked position in the first place.

The hammer decock with safety on is nothing compared to that.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by hesitantly View Post
The hammer can be manually moved to half-cocked with the safety on.
Worse, yet, a trigger pull, with the safety ON, WILL drop the hammer!!!
Yep, I'd say design flaw squared!

Guess we need to use ammo with the toughest primers. If your ammo fires from half-cocked, maybe look for some different brand?
That only works when there is not a round in the chamber.

The way to half cock with round in Chamber is to rack one in, take off safety, stick your thumb in front of hammer, pull trigger, hope your thumb doesn't slip, grab a rag to stop the bleeding, call 911, report your negligence to your health insurance carrier. Then read for the first time your safe firearms instruction list.

Simple steps. Lets not. I thought I wanted half cocked but realized I couldn't think or a single reason to with the firing pin block in this design.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #26
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No, no, NO!

If I was unclear let me apologize. First, I do carry "Cocked and Locked", it was one of the reasons for buying this pistol to begin with. I prefer SA and the cool custom holster I had made has a retention strap that goes over the face of the cocked hammer . Second, my P938 "Blackwood" with magazine inserted safety on, the hammer will position back to "Half Cocked" if leveraged with the thumb (or, I assume, any like pressure). If the trigger is squeezed the hammer will drop. In my subsequent testing, I found no discharge from my firearm, using three different types of ammo, from the "Half Cocked position." I brought this issue up because all my other SA 1911's (I realize the P938 is not a true 1911), will not drop the hammer from either "Half" or "Full Cocked" position when the safety is engaged or "Half Cocked" with the safety is disengaged. As such my initial concern when I found by lark the P938 did and SIG had expressed no understanding, by their in house rep., why that would occur or why it should even be addressed even after I stated it could potentially pose a real liability issue. For this reason I was curious if other owners found this to be a real and present danger or, again, simply a benign non-consequential design issue. Ahhh, I feel better.
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