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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Plus, due to a magazine safety the magazine on my example would not drop free.
Dieudonne Saive of Fabrique National (FN), who had been working with John Browning on the pistol before his death, finished work on the new single-action pistol, which incorporated a 13-round magazine, magazine safety, and a fixed barrel bushing.
The blowback-operated FS designation is the current version, and it has a double-action/single-action trigger mechanism, an aluminum-alloy frame, a frame-mounted ambidextrous decocker that is also the thumb safety, a magazine safety, a firing pin safety, "two-dot" sights, a reversible magazine release, a combat-style trigger guard, a hard-chromed bore, and a loaded chamber indicator.
I opened up the rear sight notch and removed the magazine safety, which really improved the trigger.
Inside, there's a "magazine safety." Also, internally, there are two "drop safety" systems.
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.
Safety features include an internal lock, manual safety, magazine safety and loaded chamber indicator.
The MSHA-NSSGA Alliance Co-chair Louis Griesemer, president and CEO, Springfield Underground Inc., Springfield, Mo., 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."
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.