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    I have two USP compacts, one in 45 and one in 40 and both have an issue with the thumb safety that concerns me. If I activate the decocker and let my thumb slide off, the decocker lever, about 85% of the time the lever bounces all the way to safe. It would be nice if it stayed in fire. Is this normal and has anyone else experienced this. My full sized USP does not have this issue. This to me is a critical issue because when you expect your pistol to fire, you may find it on safe and loose precious seconds when your life may be on the line. It made me quit carrying either USP.

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    Mine has never done anything like that. Can you post a video of it? Bizarre that you would have two that do it when I've never heard of anyone having this issue. Were they both bought new and have you done any modifications to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbf1863 View Post
    I have two USP compacts, one in 45 and one in 40 and both have an issue with the thumb safety that concerns me. If I activate the decocker and let my thumb slide off, the decocker lever, about 85% of the time the lever bounces all the way to safe. ...
    I own USP compacts in 9, 357, 40, and 45. Never had that problem at all.

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    Nor have I.
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    I did put ambidextrous levers on both pistols but that's it. Jon, if I knew how to post a video I'd be happy to. The other issue I have noticed is I can never expect my decock lever to stay on fire with the hammer down. Many times I have had that lever move to safe while carrying the USP compacts.
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    My full size USPs do not have that issue.
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    Never tried letting my thumb off that quick. But it’s never happened to me while shooting.
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    My USPs have never done that. Sounds like you should convert to LEM just to be safely unsafe. :)
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    Your post piqued my curiosity. I have a compact 9 and a 40 as well. If I really try to let my thumb slip off I could get the lever to spring back to S on the 40 twice out of 5 tries. I couldn't replicate it on the 9. I guess you just have to ride the lever with your thumb and make sure it doesn't go to safe. I'm trying to think of a circumstance where you would be so pressed for time you couldn't decock it that consciously.

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    If you don't use the safety at all, then just convert your gun to V3 to give you the peace of mind that you want.
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