From this incident in California:
The officer was struck with the bat as he walked out of his office and fell backward in a daze, Dyer said.
As the officer tried to draw his firearm, the weapon’s magazine clattered to the floor, Dyer said.
The student with the bat approached the officer again, the chief said, prompting the officer to reach for a second firearm attached to his ankle.
Magazine disconnect safeties do not belong on guns which you carry to use in self-defense.Â If the magazine drops during a scuffle, you want a gun that will go boom when the trigger is pulled.Â Absent that, not much beats the old New York reload.
Hat Tip to Dave Hardy.