OK, I am throwing myself at the mercy of the court. I need to know if this is a dumb practice I have got myself into. My USPC 45 was a variant 1 that I converted to a variant 3, I like this alot. I have got in the habit of decocking my gun and then when all is safe I pull back the hammer and let it down with my thumb. My reason is I like the firm trigger pull I get right from the start when I do this and not the play that is there when you decock. Man I hope this is making sense. Anyway, should I stop this? Also is it not good or safe to carry the gun with the hammer all the way down? Thanks for any advise.