We’ve talked about the best carry gun and what you should know before you buy a gun in other posts. One part a lot of new shooters insist on having on their first gun is a mechanical safety.
There are multiple types of mechanical safeties:
Manual safety: these are the levers usually on the left side of the firearm (sometimes both sides) that can be easily pushed down/off with the thumb as you’re preparing to shoot
Trigger safety: this can look like there is a second triger in the middle of the trigger of a firearm and is designed to only fire with a direct pull on the trigger
Grip safety - is usually located high on the back of the grip and requires you to firmly grasp the pistol in order to actually fire
With any gun, the most important safety is the user. Always abide by the fundamental safety rules no matter how long you’ve shot or how many firearms you own.
- No mechanical safety