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So I've always had this problem with my FNP-9 that when I CC with it the safety will work itself to Fire...and I don't like that at all. I am using a leather IWB that I picked up off ebay, fits the gun perfect but for some reason whenever I'm driving or walking, if I randomly check 9 times out of 10 the safety is disengaged.

My questions are do I need to carry using a different type of holster?
Can the safety be swapped out with something that is a little more slim like the current FNS model lineup?
Or should I say goodbye to FN and try to find something else that works for CC a little better?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 

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I haven't had an issue with my safety coming off with my Crossbreed Supertuck. The Supertuck is basically the same as the Alien Gear. However, the safety on the FNP's are a bit easy to take off, and aside from getting a custom lever made, there's not much you can do.
 

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I could see that your holster might rub against the safety as you sit or p0ssibly bend over. maybe a molded holster would work better.
 

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A molded kydex one molded with the safety in the on position would keep it there.
 

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a good quality holster can make a big difference however personally in don't carry with the safety on anyways. as long as the hammer is down and the trigger covered, whats the need?
 

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a good quality holster can make a big difference however personally in don't carry with the safety on anyways. as long as the hammer is down and the trigger covered, whats the need?
I feel better knowing that the safety is on if it's chambered. Just a personal preference.

Right now I'm trying to decide if I want to keep the FN or if I want to try something a little more compact as I want something that is more for CC. When I'm sitting in my Jeep the FN really digs into my side.
 

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That is most likely due to the holster
 

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Digging into your side. I had a holster similar to that for my SIG P938 that hurt to sit while wearing it
 

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Each is their own, but I recommend carrying a firearm that doesn't require anything other than point and shoot. It takes quite a bit more training if you are using a weapon that has a manual safety. It makes it harder to fire when doing so as soon as the barrel leaves the holster. I train to fire one handed with my weapon hand while pushing off with my support hand, then I take a step back and fire into a target at the low gun ready, take another step back and fire as normal. Two shots each time. This creates distance and it's harder for a criminal to hit a moving target. It's much faster when a criminal is right up on you (which is where a majority of them will be).
 

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Please do not take this the wrong way, but you really need to purchase a quality holster. Before I learned that you get what you pay for when it comes to holsters, I purchased the one you have have pictured. The "leather" is very thin, so I found it very uncomfortable, and it is next to impossible to reholster your weapon one handed once drawn.

I have carried an FNP for years with a crossbreed and a raven concealment without the safety moving in either direction. You will notice a significant difference in comfort and functionality. FWIW, I carry round chambered, safety off.

It always amazes me when an individual pays $500 plus for a quality pistol, but scrimps on the gear to carry it.
 

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None taken. I appreciate the insight. I'm new to gun ownership for the most part and still a n00b when it comes down it. Any info I can get to help me get to the right spot is appreciated.
 

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If you're carrying chambered/hammer down, then the safety is irrelevant.
Your FNP won't fire unless the trigger goes through the long DA stroke.
If you're carrying cocked and locked and then the safety comes off, then I'd worry.
On another note, there's a lot of 1911 owners that refuse to carry cocked and locked...because they're afraid of the safety coming off.
It all comes down to training and more training.
You have to train to gain confidence in the piece of equipment you're staking your life on.
That being said, I would still recommend investing in a quality holster.
Investing is a loose term however.
The Alien Gear is less than $30 from their site.

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I ordered on for my Dan Wesson CCO a couple of days ago. I'll compare it to my Crossbreed Supertuck and Foxx holster.
 

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I carry my Ruger SR40C in a appendix holster. The trigger is fully protected, BUT, the safety is exposed on the holster I wear 95% of the time. I do rub and bang into tables when seated, and my grandson is all over me. I too will find the safety on HOT. But i do not worry as the trigger is protected and the Ruger has a secondary trigger safety. If you practice safe gun handling I don't see a problem. I also will use a Sticky Holster from time to time and that cover almost the entire firearm. I never have as safety issue, but i still like my primary holster better. Sticky1.jpg Sticky2.jpg
 

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Agree with the above, purchase a different holster. It sometimes takes trying several to find one that you really like, and the cost is a small price to pay for the confidence and security you acquire believing in your equipment. The above recs are all good choices.

If you are newer to guns, I would encourage you to look at making additional purchases and considering something more compact. You have a nice gun and people carry all sizes of weapons in many different ways, so consider some of the suggestions found here on the forum. I have always thought the Kahr PM40 was a great CC choice.
 
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