Greetings all. I've recently become aware of a "feature" of my 2nd generation P3AT, and wanted to discuss its possible ramifications. After installing the new magazine catch KT sent me and reassembling, I was working the action and noticed something. If you pull the slide back slightly, perhaps a quarter of an inch, you can move the trigger past the point where it would normally catch and start pulling the hammer back for a full swing to fire. If you then let the slide return forward you can release the hammer from it's "half-cocked" position by continuing to pull the trigger to the position where the gun would normally fire. The questions I'd like to pose to the others here are as follows: As the trigger movement is going to move the hammer block, do any of you know if the diminished movement of the hammer would allow it to fall without hitting the firing pin hard enough to make in contact the round in the chamber? If this can be done without discharging a round, would the movement imparted on the firing pin still be akin to dry firing the gun? As the gun can be recocked with a slightly larger movement of the slide - about a half an inch - would any of you consider using this method of decocking when carrying your P3AT should it be determined safe? Do you think this applies to other similar KTs like the first gen P3AT, P32, etc? I plan on stopping at the range when I get a chance and testing this, but I wanted to make you all aware of it and get your thoughts on it.