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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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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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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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Always decocked.
 

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Always decocked/always DA, as with my pair of Sig P6 (modified mainsprings), Sig P225 ('87) and CZ PCR, all of which are DA/SA, along with the former .380 Russian Makarov (my first carry gun).

This DA habit pattern is probably why the P99 AS is so popular with civilian gun owners, compared to the PPQ, or similar HK striker-fired guns etc (?).
 

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Chambered, cocked, long trigger.

I used to carry my P99 and P99c decocked but I found that it made me uncomfortable. I always was aware that they were decocked and didn't feel properly prepared.

Of course I only carry my P99 or the P99c when I can't carry a PPQ.
 

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Decocked with one in the chamber is the way to go or like said before, get something else to carry!
 

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Decocked with one in the chamber is the way to go or like said before, get something else to carry!
Actually the "way to go" is a function of one's training, one's needs, one's carry equipment and one's personal preferences and/or one's job requirements.

I've been asked to carry a DA/SA weapon but never told what condition to carry the weapon, even in situations where the ammunition has been mandated (say frangible rather than JHP or FMJ).

The OP asked what is the preferred carry... :)
 
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Actually the "way to go" is a function of one's training, one's needs, one's carry equipment and one's personal preferences and/or one's job requirements.

I've been asked to carry a DA/SA weapon but never told what condition to carry the weapon, even in situations where the ammunition has been mandated (say frangible rather than JHP or FMJ).

The OP asked what is the preferred carry... :)
We are all posting opinions in here. It's not that serious! :eek:
 

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Part of the reason I love my P99 is because I get to carry it like it’s one of the hammer guns that I used to carry. A round in the chamber and double action on the first shot.
 

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