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I know this has been discussed previously but I can't find it...

I'm curious if the USP .45 was designed so it can be loaded (slide cycled) while the manual safety is already engaged. I've had no problems doing this but a fella told me that all the loading (racking the slide) should be done with the safety not engaged. I figured that if cycling the slide with the safety on was a bad thing the pistol would not be able to do it...

Appreciate the help folks.
 

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I think they may have been talking about the safety lockout feature, not the "safety". You'll have no issues cycling the slide with the firing safety engaged.
 

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Nothing wrong with racking the slide with the safety on. It's like the 3 position safety on a bolt action rifle.
 

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Yeah, like it was said, cycling the action with the manual decocker/safety will not hurt anything. However, do not attempt to cycle the action with the keyed lockout device located in the mag well in the horizontal "activated" postion, you'll screw up the hammer strut.
 
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