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Old February 04, 2018, 10:31   #1
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Hi power safety question

When I put the safety on and I pull the trigger the hammer does not fall, which is how it should be, however when I try to take the safety off it is very hard to move. I have found that i have to pull the hammer back to full cock and then the safety moves easier, is the safety worn?
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Old February 04, 2018, 10:51   #2
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Why are you putting the safety on when it is on half-cock?. Half-cock is an UNSAFE carry mode. Half-cock is the safety for a primary sear failure.

The BHP is designed to be carried hammer back with the safety on. While my training in Israel was hammer down on an empty chamber, and I don't consider that "unsafe", I don't see much point to it.

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Old February 04, 2018, 11:25   #3
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Why are you putting the safety on when it is on half-cock?. Half-cock is an UNSAFE carry mode. Half-cock is the safety for a primary sear failure.

The BHP is designed to be carried hammer back with the safety on. While my training in Israel was hammer down on an empty chamber, and I don't consider that "unsafe", I don't see much point to it.

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It is at full cock when I put the safety on and when i pull the trigger it is hard to move the safety until I pull the hammer back to full cock.
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The BHP safety is a sear block. Doesn't affect the trigger directly.

Is it the original trigger, or a C&S? If a C&S the arm (disconnector) that comes up from the trigger to contact the transfer bar, needs adjusting.

If you remove the slide, does the safety still bind?

Put safety on, push down on top front of sear (same thing the transfer bar would do). Same issue?

Remove safety, put some white paint on the spot that contacts sear. This works better than Dykem because it's thicker. Let it dry & reinstall. Flip safety on and off and remove. Is it scoring the paint? If a new safety, this spot is usually oversize (on purpose) and needs to be filed until it will just clear.

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