Originally Posted by skar
H&K $ Life
? Do I carry half cocked (hammer out 1/2 way)
Or not cocked at all . (hammer all the way in the gun.
Both are long pulls. (that's why I bought the gun)
Their must be a reason for the none cock and 1/2 cock
position. Full chock for 2nd shot I understand.
Thanks new to the double / single shoot thing.
The hammer should only be completely lowered when dry fired on an empty chamber.
attempt to thumb the hammer down on a loaded chamber while pulling the trigger. This is a dangerous practice and if the hammer slips it can cause an accidental discharge.
The safest way to decock the pistol is to use the decocker. After chambering a round pressing downward on the control lever will safely decock the pistol. The half-cock notch on the hammer, as well as the drop safety catch, will keep the hammer from making contact with the firing pin as it falls into DA mode.
You can safely carry the USP in Variant 1 with a loaded chamber...
1. Decocked (first shot DA, all subsequent shots SA)
2. Decocked with safety engaged (after disengaging the safety- first shot DA, all subsequent shots SA)
3. Hammer cocked with safety engaged ("cocked and locked", after disengaging the safety- all shots SA)