Caleb is very humble to post this video:
He’s running a
Ruger SR9c Ok He’s Using the Gunblog 9 which is essentially a Glock 26, or a S&W M&P9c but with a Thumb safety (The M&P Pistols can have a thumb safety as a factory option, as well as the magazine disconnect that comes standard with all SR9 Rugers, and both features are completely absent from all Glocks)
He misses the thumb safety on his draw and the results are a VERY slow time from a shooter who a lightning-quick.
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE DAO* TRIGGER PULL ON A GLOCK OR S&W THAT REQUIRES A MANUAL SAFETY!!!
Of all the goofy stuff I see in the revolver world, be it the Chiappa Rhino or the Ruger LCR or the S&W Bodyguard 38 they are doing strange and goofy things with the tried-and-true revolver platform which is essentially unchanged for almost 100 years, but NONE of those things are adding a thumb safety.
I will also note that a failure to properly seat his magazine, or a slight bump to the mag release could also brick his gun (Not to mention any of these parts breaking).
I would not carry a Ruger SR9 or SR9c, nor recomend somebody else carry them. I also only recomend the S&W M&P pistols for personal protection so long as they were sold without, or had disabled, the magazine disconnect, and do not have the manual safety. I also refuse to buy the Massachusetts legal Kahr PM9.
Don’t carry a gun with unnecessary failure points.
* I understand that all of the above listed striker-fired pistols do not use a true double-action system.
** Please forgive the author for he carries a 1911 that has a SAO trigger and the necessary manual safety, but also a grip safety that is superfluous, or possibly would preclude the necessity of the thumb safety.