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Hi,
My feelings on an automatic safety are a little exteme. I feel if someone is too dumb to know when to put a safety on then we shouldn't let them hold a gun, let alone shoot one. I beleive auto safeties were put on shotguns to fend off lawsuits against the manufacturer after a dummy shoots someone accidentally.I was raised as a kid in a NRA club and safety was drilled into my head. What I find is when I shoot my Baikal at clays I invariably forget to take the safety off right after dropping a shell in the tube and closing the gun. A bird flies, I swing the gun and then proceed to pull the trigger so much I almost fall forward. ( quite amusing to watch).. When I hunt I use a safety. When I put it on, I remember to take it off.. Don't get me started on mandatory seatbelt laws! :twisted:
 

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Bow1up, I agree with your addage. When I shoot clays, I am standing in place with my gun open. When my turn comes, I place one or two shells in my gun and shoulder it to fire. Since I did not place the safety on, I do not think to take it off and at times I don't. When I hunt in the field, if shells are in my gun, my safety is on. When my quarry is sighted, my saftey is thumbed off as I shoulder the gun. I have two different mind-sets. I also never rely on a safety at all. My teachings were,"don't point your gun at anything you don't wish to kill", loaded or unloaded doesn't matter. I do not want an automatic safety even though I have a couple of shotguns that have it. I have yet to see a high powered rifle that has an automatic safety. That makes me glad. I truly think auto safeties were put there to stem possible lawsuits against the manufacturer. With this mindset, the manually operated safety on the Yildiz is a plus to me. When I put it on, I think to take it off. When I don't put it on, I don't think to take it off. Be well.
 
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