My EDC is a Ruger Security 9, which has a very small safety lever. Now, I like a manual safety but I’m having a problem with this one. The lever is very small, and maybe I have short thumbs, but when I have a proper shooting grip I can’t reach it to move it off of safe. If I shift my grip to where I can reach it, my trigger finger is now in position to tilt the muzzle left when I press the trigger.
Carrying in battery without engaging the manual safety on a gun which was designed with one doesn’t sound safe. Using to hands to draw and release the safety is only barely better than having to rack the slide.
I don’t know if there’s anything to be done about it. Maybe I’m just venting. My goal is to be able to draw, release the safety, acquire the target, and fire, and to make it seem like a single, fluid motion. I thought of trying to extend the lever but there’s not much there to begin with, and that job would be beyond my tooling and skills.
Any thought or suggestions welcome. Two bit opinions cheerfully considered.