Working With Manual Thumb Safeties

10th Aug 2021

Manual thumb safeties used to be very popular on defensive handguns. However, with the introduction of the Glock and the following polymer pistol craze, thumb safeties began to disappear from handguns. Today however we are seeing a resurgence in manual thumb safeties, and many polymer pistols come with them. The problem is that many shooters do not know why they exist or how to properly use them.

A pistol with a manual thumb safety makes for a safer handgun, particularly when holstering. Manual thumb safeties are also effective at reducing neglect discharges when running or moving. This video looks at the why and how of manual thumb safety and examines the importance of safe holstering and the use of a good holster that fits your pistol.


Versacarry Compound OWB Holster:

Versacarry Comfort Flex Deluxe IWB Holster:

Sig Sauer P320 M18 Compact:

Wilson Combat Grip Frame:

Glock 17:

SDS Imports 1911 Bantam Carry: