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Old 01-17-2020, 12:12 PM   #1
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Carry condition, what is preferred

Single action or double?

My new Vedder lightruck urban grey holster arrived, I just need to get to the range and get a good function test before I carry. Asking to see what condition most prefer, I am leaning towards double.
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ARP, the P99 AS with its DA/SA trigger is usually chosen so you can carry the pistol with one if the chamber and de-cocked....making the 'first' shot a heavy/long trigger pull.

When I carry my P99, its with one in the chamber and de-cocked.

If I want to carry in SA mode, I carry a PPQ.

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ARP, the P99 AS with its DA/SA trigger is usually chosen so you can carry the pistol with one if the chamber and de-cocked....making the 'first' shot will be a heavy/long trigger pull.

When I carry my P99, its with one in the chamber and de-cocked.

If I want to carry in SA mode, I carry a PPQ.

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I prefer my double action PPS M2 because it has innovative approach by only partially setting the striker with the slide movement and being set fully with the pull of the trigger. It feels like single action, which I like
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ARP, the P99 AS with its DA/SA trigger is usually chosen so you can carry the pistol with one if the chamber and de-cocked....making the 'first' shot will be a heavy/long trigger pull.

When I carry my P99, its with one in the chamber and de-cocked.

If I want to carry in SA mode, I carry a PPQ.
I should have expanded my thought/print process a bit. I have always carried my DA/SA pistols with one round chambered in double action. My first pull has always been DA. I have really never considered carrying any other manner. However, the AS trigger...never had one of those. Asking to see if there is any spoken disadvantage to carry AS/single action mode. For me I prefer the DA first pull, familiar across the board of all pistols I own.

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For me I prefer the DA first pull.

It appears you have identified the "condition" you should carry in. Heavier pull weight vs light(er)….another personal preference variable that could be a safety factor for you.
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I should have expanded my thought/print process a bit. I have always carried my DA/SA pistols with one round chambered in double action. My first pull has always been DA. I have really never considered carrying any other manner. However, the AS trigger...never had one of those. Asking to see if there is any spoken disadvantage to carry AS/single action mode. For me I prefer the DA first pull, familiar across the board of all pistols I own.

It would be like carrying Cond 0 in a 1911 if you carried in AS mode (SA). Light trigger over a live round without a safety. Also, remember that pushing the decocker physically blocks the striker thereby making reholstering safer.
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Decocked w/ 1 in the pipe.
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Usually always carry my PPS M1. But I have to say, the trigger on the p99 preset in single action seems just about as safe as let's say a sig p320 without a manual safety. The sole time I carried my p99 was decocked, but I grew up shooting da/sa revolvers and semi autos. But I think with a proper holster and proper firearms handling it could be safely carried in any condition. Not saying I recommend it, just stating an opinion.
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