Show clear & hammer down with mag. disconnect

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  1. Dec 15, 2007 #1
    darkvibe

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    I have a completely random question. I guess it belongs in this forum.

    I see the range master asking people to show clear and drop the hammer after shooting in action pistol. What happens if one were to shoot a Browning Hi-power where you can't drop the hammer w/o a magazine in the gun? Mine has the disconnect removed but I was just wondering.

    Can you even shoot a gun with that "safety" feature removed? Is there an exception for guns with the disconnect?

     
  2. Dec 15, 2007 #2
    ROFL XD

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    One guy that shoots an M&P around here that has that feature just keeps an empty mag in his back pocket for this purpose. It throws off some RO's at first, but they're ok with it once you explain that it's the only way to drop the hammer/striker.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2007 #3
    DM-SC

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    Show the SO the empty mag...then insert it and pull the trigger. ;)

    I was thinking of cutting a short piece of wood to use on my M&P 9...

    There is no IDPA rule that prohibits using guns with the mag safety removed.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2007 #4
    Loves2Shoot

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    The dummy mag is generally preferable to the empty one. A non black color is good too.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2007 #5
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    Stick a finger in the well and press on the mag safety. Hammer will fall.:cool:

    No smarta$$ remarks from you perverts out there. :twisted:
     
  6. Dec 17, 2007 #6
    DM-SC

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    My finger isn't long enough to that on my M&P 9...maybe I should just sell it??? :mrgreen:
     
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    DM-SC

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    Who sells dummy mags?
     
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  9. Dec 17, 2007 #9
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  10. Dec 19, 2007 #10
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    I'm a IDPA SO and several of our shooters have a mag that's painted a light color that they use for that purpose. They also notify the SO before they shoot the stage, just to ensure no misunderstandings.
     

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