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Hi, all:



This is a two-part question.



A) I read somewhere on this forum how another Newbie referred to his pistol as being "cocked", and then "uncocked" after being dry-fired. What are the correct terms? "Cocked" seems appropriate to me, but I appreciate the other replies that shunned the term "uncocked", as the M&P is not a "de-cocker" and cannot be "de-cocked". And so, what do we call the state/status of an M&P pistol (or any auto-loader) AFTER its trigger is pulled to release the firing mechanism but before it's slide resets it?



B) When keeping an M&P as a loaded Carry gun or House gun , it should be "at ready" and able to fire if needed. If I'm going to keep a pistol unloaded, stored in a safe, would it be better to dry-fire it and leave it "uncocked" , so as to let the springs rest?



That's all, thanx.

Cheers!
 

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It was designed to be ready to go at all times, IMHO it wouldn't make any sense to store it like that.
 
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