So I received many emails about the last piece. Here is more on the discussion.
An NPE pistol MUST be DA, or have a heavy trigger, because an NPE pistol will be carried without a holster. NPE, by the way, stands for NON-PERMISSIVE ENVIRONMENT. I would never carry a striker fired pistol that way for reasons mentioned. Specifically, the deeper the concealment…in pocket…in jock strap…without something protecting that short light trigger, you will in fact at some point, touch the trigger while accessing. And if the “touch” is during a time of duress, you will shoot yourself. It is not a training issue…it is a life and circumstance issue. Do it if you wish, but you will one day remember what I wrote here.
Thus a Glock 42, 43, Shield and any SIG based on the 320 trigger – including the P365, is a Social Compromise Pistol and NOT an Non Permissive Environment Pistol. I will clarify the three basic carry categories below.
They are based on the environment you will carry in and the legal/social/physical repercussions if discovered.
by Gabe Suarez