magazine safety

magazine safety

[¦mag·ə¦zēn ′sāf·tē]
(ordnance)
A mechanism for an automatic pistol, to make firing impossible unless the weapon contains the magazine.
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Unlike the P210, the P210A Target does not have a magazine safety.
You will have already noticed one more part still in the receiver: The magazine safety disconnector spring.
There is no magazine safety inside the XDE, so dropping the magazine does not mean the chambered round (should there be one) is anything but still ready to go.
Because the 1911-22 was introduced first and some markets require a magazine safety, that feature was made standard and continued on with the 1911-380.
In this case a previous owner had removed the magazine safety feature so it was only necessary to thumb cock for each shot.
Safety features include an internal lock, manual safety, magazine safety and loaded chamber indicator.
said, "Although the alliance is precluded from getting into the area of enforcement, the work done in training, leadership and education by way of Safety Alerts, NSSGA's magazine safety pull-outs, and quarterly CEO safety newsletters is critical for all aggregates operators.
There's a loaded chamber indicator, an ambidextrous safety/decocker lever, a trigger lock, a firing-pin safety and a magazine safety.
The magazine safety is an inconvenience for a soldier who has one round left and no clean magazine to put it in.
A magazine safety, sometimes called a magazine disconnect safety, is also designed to prevent some of these shootings by automatically preventing the pistol from firing when its ammunition magazine has been removed, even if one round remains in the firing chamber.
If you have to have a magazine safety, and you have to if you want to sell a new pistol design in several states, this is a very unobtrusive one.