You know because pro gun people are the REAL gun safety advocates:
Now I don’t have a clearing bucket in my armory, but all his points are great ones. I do have a few guns that require a trigger pull to disassemble them, I make it a point to triple-check the chamber before that trigger gets pulled, and I call that good. Also the only gun I have that has an exposed hammer and is double-action without a decocker is my Beretta 21A and the few occasions I carried this it was hammer on half-cock safety off. Still I drop the hammer and half-cock it with the barrel tipped up so there is ZERO change of a negligent discharge.
Now while I think it’s safe to trust the decocker on your various guns, if you by chance own and carry a gun like a CZ-82 or CZ-75B these guns can be carried cocked-and-locked, or with the hammer down and the safety off. I prefer option #2, and to get a loaded gun there you need to thumb down the hammer. If I was doing this often I would CERTAINLY have a clearing barrel for that added safety.
Again, his points are solid, I should probably have a clearing barrel just to have one for added safety. Oh and his ballistics are right, sand stops bullets REALLY quick!