Using The Safety - 2007


The weapon is carried to the fight, or administratively, with the safety ON. As soon as a contact is made, or an ambush is set, the safety is disengaged to OFF. The weapon remains with the safety OFF until business is concluded, relying on trigger finger discipline during the fight. Once the fight is over, the safety is re-engaged to ON. In all cases, keep the safety lever OFF until the fight has concluded and you are standing down from fighting mode. Do not engage the safety during the fight.



The Safety - Operating It - 2005

At Suarez International we believe there are three safeties.

1). Your Brain, which is telling you to Shoot or Not Shoot, based on what you see. If your mind is not switched on and dialed in to the events around you, you have no business with a gun in your hand. Period.
2). Your educated trigger finger, which is in register (alongside the frame, or preferably resting on the slide stop button or other easily felt index point) until the brain, decides to shoot or not to shoot.
3). The mechanical safety which is engaged when the decision is made to holster or proactively go to sling.

Anytime the weapon is in hand, the safety should be disengaged. When you decide to relinquish control of the weapon to sling or holster, then engage the safety. When it comes to manipulating the safety, the better system is In Hand/ Safety Off - In Holster/Safety On.



Removing The Safety - 2004


Our doctrine on the safety is as follows. When carrying administratively or on sling with no immediate anticipation of use, the round is chambered and the safety is on.

Upon recognizing the need to fire...or anticipated need to fire (reacting to gunfire or preparing to mount an ambush) you disengage the safety and get on with business. The safety remains OFF during the fight and you rely upon your educated trigger finger to maintain secure usage. Once the fight is over, you may re-engage the safety.